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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

Congratulations to the class of 2021! Information on the university-wide celebration being held on May 16th, 2021 can be found on the GW commencement website

Schedule of Events:

CCAS Master's Celebration 
May 14, Friday, 7pm

CCAS Undergraduate Celebration
May 15, Saturday, Noon

Department of Sociology Celebration (BA in Sociology and Criminal Justice)
May 15, Saturday, 1:30-2:30pm 

Department of Sociology Celebration (BA in Human Services and Social Justice)
May 14, Friday, 5pm

Upcoming Events



Sociology News

Gregory Squires

Gregory Squires' Op-Eds

June 20, 2020 - February 25, 2021

Congratulations to Gregory Squires on his recent publications!

Criminal Justice Student Association Logo

Criminal Justice Student Association Created

The Sociology Department is thrilled to announce the creation of the Criminal Justice Student Association.

Antwan Jones, associate professor of sociology and epidemiology

Uncovering COVID'S Hidden Tolls

In a pair of research initiatives, Sociology’s Antwan Jones is shining a spotlight on the pandemic’s impact on psychological health and housing inequalities.
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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