Conflict-related sexual violence needs urgent action
Russia’s war in Ukraine has displaced millions of people, most of them women and children. This mounting crisis suggests that conflict-related sexual violence, which has been reported in Ukraine, requires urgent action, say Washington University in St. Louis experts on refugees and displaced populations.
Investigating racial health disparities to eradicate them
The Brown School’s Darrell Hudson digs deep into data and researches how social determinants like racism affect multiple health outcomes, especially among Black Americans.
Proposed funding for child care, early learning programs a ‘drop in the bucket’
Research shows investing in programs such as Head Start can help families exit poverty and speed economic growth, according to Washington University sociologist Caitlyn Collins.
Collins to discuss ‘Great Resignation’ Feb. 16
Caitlyn Collins, assistant professor of sociology in Arts & Sciences, will join a panel of experts on Wednesday, Feb. 16, to discuss why millions of people quit their jobs last year and how the “Great Resignation” may shape work in the U.S. for years to come.
It’s time to move conversation beyond abortion
Women of color are leading the reproductive justice movement, which expands the conversation to include the broader range of reproductive experiences, according to sociologist Zakiya Luna.
Following COVID-19, US society at an inflection point
Sociologist Adia Harvey Wingfield says America is at a crossroads. Racial and economic parity is possible, but will depend on whether workers are able to leverage sustained pressure to change institutionalized policies that perpetuate inequality.
Black Feminist Sociology
Perspectives and Praxis
Black Feminist Sociology by Zakiya T. Luna, associate professor of sociology in Arts & Sciences, and Whitney Pirtle, offers new writings by established and emerging scholars working in a Black feminist tradition. The book centers Black feminist sociology (BFS) within the sociology canon and widens is to feature Black feminist sociologists both outside the US and […]
For 50 years, mass incarceration has hurt American families. Here’s how to change it
A review including new data analysis, published Oct. 14 in Science, exposes the harm mass incarceration has on families and advocates for family-friendly criminal justice interventions.
WashU faculty look to advance scholarship on legacies of racial violence
Three Washington University faculty members — David Cunningham, Hedwig Lee and Geoff Ward — have co-edited a special issue of The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
Wingfield receives career award
Adia Harvey Wingfield, associate dean for faculty development and the Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor of Arts & Sciences, is the 2021 recipient of the American Sociological Association’s Race, Gender and Class section’s Distinguished Career Award.