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.

The world's population is likely to keep growing into the next century.  Adrian and his colleagues' work on population projections appears in the most recent issue of Science and is making news across various media outlets.  See Science's news brief at:


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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.

Graduate student Sarah Diefendorf's research on masculinity and marriage presented at the August ASA meetings in San Francisco was reviewed and discussed in a number of key media outlets.  Her paper, "After the Wedding Night:  Sexual Abstinence and Maculinities Over the Life Course", appeared in the New York Magazine, the New Republic, among others.  Her abstract, the link to the University of Washington Press Release, and links to other sources are presented below.

Our own Jennifer Carroll from the Sociology Advising Office is not just helping our undergraduates find their way to, and through, the sociology program, but is also lending a hand--in a puppet or two--to help young people in countries across the globe. This past year, Jennifer was nominated for an Outstanding Public Service Award at the University.  Since 2009, Jennifer has used her artistic and performance skills to provide health promotion information and English lessons to students in Bangladesh and Macedonia.  Her dance, song, and puppetry have addressed diverse topics including dental hygiene and the treatment of individuals with disabilities.