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Sent exclusively to alumni, the Department of Sociology newsletter features alumni and department updates, as well as event information. If you are one of our alumni, update your contact information with the GW Office of Alumni Relations to start receiving this and other exclusive benefits.

Latest Issues: 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014


Department Events

Join us for speaking events with visiting Sociology Department alumni as well as Dean’s Lecture Series talks on sociological topics.

Be sure to check out the Virtual Graduation Celebration for the Class of 2020

Upcoming Events

Check back here for updates on upcoming department events! 

Past Events

Immigrant Selectivity and Diverse Patterns of Integration: Chinese and Indian Immigrants in Los Angeles

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
University of California, Los Angeles, Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies Min Zhou’s recent research compared patterns of integration among contemporary Chinese and Indian immigrants in metropolitan Los Angeles.

The Changing World and Sociological Significance of Workforce Credentials

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Stephen Crawford, research professor at the GW Institute of Public Policy, joins his colleague Kyle Albert to discuss the value of credentials to employers and workers.

Somos de Langley Park The Fight for Fair Redevelopment Along Maryland's Purple Line

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Willow Lung-Amam, associate professor in the Urban Studies and Planning Program at the University of Maryland, College Park, researches the link between social inequality and the built environment, particularly in neighborhoods undergoing rapid racial and economic change.



Sociology News

Senior Kyrah Altman started LEAD to provide health educators with a holistic health curriculum that focuses on a students mental

Senior HSSJ Student Aims to Revolutionize Mental Health Education

Kyrah Altman is building a nonprofit, LEAD, to reduce stigma and become the industry standard for mental health education in schools and youth-serving organizations.

Alumni Profile: Marjorie Kossoy Fuhrmann

​​​​​​​At an early age, Marjorie Kossoy Fuhrmann, CCAS ’73, was taught to serve others, and her education at GW enhanced her ability to impact the world on a greater scale.
(From left) Natalie Hopkinson, Amanda Huron, Gregory Squires and Sasha Ann-Simons discuss D.C.'s housing practices

Experts Talk About Housing Segregation in D.C.

Sociology’s Gregory Squires joined a panel for a discussion on the digital history project “Mapping Segregation in Washington DC.” The event sparked conversation on the lasting impact of decades of housing discrimination in the nation’s capital.
Senior Leeana Skuby plans to become a high school social studies teacher with Teach for America: Detroit. (Logan Werlinger)

How I Got the Job: Saving the World Through Education

During her summer in Teach for America’s Accelerate Fellowship program, Leeana Skuby traveled the country to work with local organizations and develop solutions to education problems. At the end of the fellowship, Teach for America extended her a job offer.
Graduate student Amaris Vazquez presents a poster at Research Days 2017 in the Marvin Center.

Human Services Student Presents on Weight Bias at GW Research Days

Senior Rebecca Levy researched weight bias in elementary schools. She tested local fourth and fifth grade teachers to see if they displayed bias against overweight people and found that every teacher surveyed showed an automatic preference for thin people.

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