Social Sciences in the News

Nearly 1 in 8 American children maltreated before 18

"Our study shows that child maltreatment is much more common than previously thought," said co-author Hedy Lee, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Washington. Learn more at UW Today.

Film explores relationship of Africans, African Americans

The Seattle Times looks at "Bound: Africans versus African Americans," a movie premiering at the Seattle International Film Festival this weekend. Aida Solomon, a senior in communications, is quoted. Learn more at The Seattle Times.

How democracies are gamed for power and profit

Political scientist Victor Menaldo co-authors a guest post looking at reasons for the increase in income inequality in democratic societies. Learn more at Washington Post .

Initiative of UW Center for Human Rights connects with El Salvador

Unfinished Sentences, an initiative of the UW Center for Human Rights, encourages students and people around the world to support human rights in El Salvador. Learn more at The Daily.

A new political dilemma for Egypt's ruling military

The most important threat to military rule is the military itself, and the new Egyptian government has taken important but little-noticed steps to eliminate that threat, writes Ellis Goldberg, a UW professor emeritus of political science. Learn more at Washington Post.

Travis Oberlander's "Layover", UW alumnus, had a world premier at SIFF 2014

Oberlander, graduated with International Studies major and Japanese minor, returns to Seattle with a film to premier at SIFF on May 30. Learn more at The Daily.

Cherry trees from Japan to grace UW campus

The trees are a gift from the Japan Commerce Association of Washington to the UW Department of American Ethnic Studies to celebrate the long history of Japanese-American relations at the university and in Seattle. Learn more at Northwest Asian Weekly .

The troubling rise of the anti-immigrant far right in Europe

Taso Lagos, foreign studies director for UW's Hellenic Studies, writes that summer visitors to Europe should consider the growth of extreme anti-immigrant politics across the continent. Learn more at Seattle Times.

Sociologist examines the relationship between work and crime

In his new book, "Get a Job: Labor Markets, Economic Opportunity, and Crime," University of Washington sociologist Robert Crutchfield takes on the popular notion that the unemployed are more likely to commit crimes. Learn more at UW Today.

As Court Fees Rise, The Poor Are Paying The Price

A yearlong NPR investigation found that the costs of the criminal justice system in the United States are paid increasingly by the defendants and offenders. Alexes Harris, associate professor of sociology, is quoted. Learn more at NPR.

Is immigration really the #1 issue to Latinos?

Scholars and policy experts are beginning to ask whether immigration is crowding out other issues facing the Latino community. UW political scientist Matt Barreto says there is "no evidence" that Latinos are overlooking other important issues. Learn more at NBC News.

UW professor builds visualization of legislative process

John Wilkerson, UW professor and director of the Center for American Politics and Public Policy, created the Legislative Explorer, a web-based model for education the public about legislative process. Learn more at The Daily.

Mudslinging starts early in Senate race

The campaign for a Pierce County legislative seat has seen its first hit piece -- before filing week. David Domke, professor of communication, is quoted. Learn more at Tacoma News Tribune.

Could Iran's high profile executions change capital punishment laws?

Law, Society, and Justice associate professor Arzoo Oshanloo comments on human rights issues in Iran. Learn more at The Guardian.

Fast-food protests spread overseas

On Thursday, the fast food workers' movement wants to take its cause global as it pushes for a $15-an-hour wage. Jake Rosenfeld, associate professor of sociology, is quoted. Learn more at The New York Times.

New York Times reporter discusses European politics

Suzanne Daley spoke Thursday night, May 15, in the HUB about the "Rise of the Far Right in Europe." She was brought to the UW by the Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS) and the Hellenic Studies Program. Learn more at The Daily.

Race alone doesn't explain hatred of Obama

Political science professor Christopher Parker says, "It's more than just about race. He represents the changing demographic nature of America, the browning of America." Learn more at NPR.

Was your Seattle neighborhood racist? profiles the work of James Gregory, professor of history, and the Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project. Learn more at SeattlePI.

June 8 memorial for historian Stephanie Camp

Stephanie Camp, University of Washington associate professor of history, will be remembered as a beloved mother and friend, and a leading feminist historian. Learn more at UW Today.

UW professor and historian passes away

UW history professor Stephanie Camp passed away on April 2 due to cancer. She was 46. Learn more at The Daily.

On safeguarding voting rights

Wisconsin's voter-identification law was declared to violate the 14th Amendment. The ruling was informed by research conducted by political science Professor Matt Barreto. Learn more at Herald Net.

A look at America's Middle East foreign policy over the last 70 years

KUOW's Steve Scher talks to University of Washington professor Joel Migdal about his new book "Shifting Sands: The United States and The Middle East." Learn more at KUOW.

UW Students Join Their Classmates in Prison

UW students and prison inmates met weekly for a senior seminar—a "mixed enrollment" class in which the two groups worked together as peers. Learn more at Perspectives newsletter.

Yakima farmworkers daughter keeps her heritage at forefront

The Seattle Times profiles Elizabeth Mendoza, a farmworkers' daughter from Yakima who is beginning a law career with politically invisible Latinos back home on her mind. Matt Barreto, associate professor of political science, is quoted. Learn more at The Seattle Times.

Wisconsin race signals historic shift in power of unions

Candidate Mary Burke is basing her challenge of GOP Gov. Scott Walker on lack of job creation. Jake Rosenfeld, associate professor of sociology, is quoted. Learn more at The Wall Street Journal.




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