Category Archives: Sociology in the News

The 2020 Census: Deadlines, Politics, and What May Come Next

Original text written by Kim Eckart for UW News When planning for the 2020 census was just getting underway, perhaps the most unusual facts about the constitutionally mandated count were that it was to be the first in the era of social … Continue reading

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In the Salary Race, Engineers Sprint but Liberal Arts Majors Endure

Turns out getting a liberal arts degree is a little less risky, in terms of salary, than some people may have previously assumed. In a recent New York Times article economist David Deming lays out his argument – early in … Continue reading

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UW Sociologists Help End Death Penalty in Washington State

As some of you may have heard, recently the Washington Supreme Court ruled that the Death Penalty violates the state constitution’s prohibition against “cruel punishment” because “it is imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner.” At the very core of … Continue reading

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Week 4 in the world of UW Sociology

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you’ve all managed to find your way to campus in the dense fog that has descended on the area. Keep your eyes peeled – between Halloween next week and the fog’s ambient creepiness, I’m going … Continue reading

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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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