The Department of Sociology Presents: A lecture by Prof. Jeffrey A. Fagan. What Do Children Learn from the Law?: Social Development and the New Policing.  Lecture at 3:30pm on Tuesday, April 7 in the Sociology Seminar Room, Savery 409, with a reception to follow.

This Spring quarter our research practicum is slated to help in the evaluation of the "Safe Passages" pilot project in Rainier Beach.  Students are conducting research in conjunction with our community partners---the City of Seattle, Seattle Neighborhood Group and the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention initiative.   The goal is to evaluate a pilot program aimed at reducing crime and youth victimization as well as improving community relations with police in south Seattle's Rainier Beach neighborhood.  The practicum is offered Autumn, Winter and Spring.  Projects change in conjunction with our community partners.  Talk to our advising staff or go to for more details.

This spring, the Department of Sociology is again offering its internship class where students both are placed in internships in the local area and spend 2 hours per week in a graded seminar-style class engaging in critical reflection about both practical and theoretical issues of work and organizations.  For more information about the class and enrolling see 


Professors Alexes Harris and Bob Crutchfield have provided local editorial comment and TV interviews on the events in Ferguson and Staten Island and the resulting protests/national discussion.

Bob's guest comment in the Seattle Times:

Alexes' interview on KING-TV:





Our Sociology Education Practicum (Soc 402) is starting back up for another year of hands on work in selected public schools in Seattle.  The practicum is offered each quarter and combines a small seminar on the sociology of education with hands on experience in the classroom helping teachers and students.   

This practicum has placed Sociology students in Seattle Public School students over the past 15 years and has a great track record for our students, as well as the teachers and students they help serve.  Click on the above photo for a letter from middle school teacher Adrian Manriquez and more information.

Our newest Sociology colleague Emilio Zagheni has arrived.  Emilio is a PhD from the University of California-Berkeley (2010) and has been an Assistant Professor at CUNY Queens College the past 2 years.  Professor Zagheni arrives as part of Sociology's collaboration with the University of Washington's eScience Institute and will be teaching both in Sociology and in the eScience program. 

See addition information about Emilio by clicking on picture.