Category Archives: Sociology in the News

Myths about Choosing a College Major

Check out this New York Times article on 6 myths about choosing a college major and the implications of the major on earnings. You might be surprised! Excerpt below: “Many colleges ask you to choose a major as early as … Continue reading

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[SOC in the News]: How Prof. Pepper Schwartz Works

The following is an excerpt from the UW Graduate School homepage, published on March 29th, 2017… How Prof. Pepper Schwartz Works: An Interview with Dr. Schwartz Got love problems? As a sociologist and sexologist,¬†Pepper Schwartz has some solutions. She is … Continue reading

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[SOC in the News]: Ft. Work by Dr. Alexes Harris

The following is an excerpt from an article posted by Quartz Media by Noah Berlatsky on May 31st, 2017. It features contributions from UW Sociology Professor Alexes Harris… The Case of a 15-year-old who Shot her Abusive Dad shows the … Continue reading

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UW SOC Prof. Pfaff Appears on Podcast!

Our very own Prof. Steven Pfaff is this week’s guest on the Research on Religion (out of Baylor University) podcast! Prof. Pfaff will be discussing his various works on the Protestant Reformation. You can listen to the full podcast here! … Continue reading

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[SOC in the News]: UW Sociology’s Tim Thomas Interviewed on KUOW

UW Sociology Department Grad Student Tim Thomas was interviewed about his research on KUOW!¬† The following is an excerpt from an article published on KUOW by Carolyn Adolph on 5/13/17… Black life is draining out of Seattle, Census Shows “South … Continue reading

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[SOC in the News]: How to Talk to your Professor

The following is an excerpt from an article posted by the New York Times, written by Molly Worthen on 5/13/17… You Can’t Talk to Ur Professor Like This Formal manners and titles aren’t elitist. They ensure respect for everyone. “…At … Continue reading

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[SOC in the News]: How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality

The following is an excerpt from a New York Times article, posted on 5/9/17 by Matthew Desmond… How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality An enormous entitlement in the tax code props up home prices — and overwhelmingly benefits … Continue reading

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