The Department of Sociology's 2015 Graduation Celebration will take place in Meany Hall on Wednesday evening June 10th at 7 PM.  We look forward to seeing our graduating seniors together with their families and friends for a very special evening.

To participate and get guest tickets, please register by May 24th with the Department of Sociology by filling out the registration form available at the link below:


The UW Sociology graduate program was well represented at the 2015 PAA Annual Meeting in San Diego from April 30-May 2.  Seventeen paper and poster sessions were given involving 14 of our graduate students as sole or joint authors across a variety of research topics.  Click on this story's title to see a full list of students and the titles of their presentations.

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: