July 5, 2017

CSDE Research & Highlights

Michael Esposito Awarded UW GO-MAP Dissertation Fellowship

Michael Esposito, CSDE Funded Fellow and doctoral student in Sociology at UW, was recently awarded a Dissertation Fellowship from the UW’s Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP). This highly competitive fund provides stipend and tuition benefits for the upcoming academic year. This support will help Michael complete his dissertation, which examines racial/ethnic heterogeneity in the causal process linking educational attainment to health. Congratulations on the well-deserved honor! You can read more about Michael's work here.

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Emily Williams and India Ornelas Study Queer Latina Sexuality

CSDE Affiliates Emily Williams—Associate Professor of Health Services at UW—and India Ornelas—Assistant Professor of Health Services at UW—have published research examining the sexuality of young lesbian, bisexual, and queer Latina women in a sociocultural context. The qualitative study polled a cross-section of women in Seattle about sexual behavior, knowledge, and beliefs in hopes of shedding light on a scarcely studied group.

The article is slated for journal publication in the near future, but you can request the full text below.

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Lee Fiorio Featured in UW Today for Research on Racial Sprawl

Lee Fiorio, a CSDE Funded Fellow and UW doctoral student in Geography, was recently profiled in UW Today for his work documenting the geography of race. After studying racial and ethnic data from 52 metropolitan areas across the US, Fiorio found that the effects of the 20th century’s “white flight”—the migration of whites from the city center to the suburbs—still lingers despite recent resurgences in downtown living.  Fiorio also presented this research last month at the Ninth International Conference on Population Geographies.

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Mark Long and Robert Plotnick Reflect on the Latest Minimum-Wage Study

Mark Long and Robert Plotnick, two CSDE Affiliates and Professors of Public Policy at UW, wrote a Seattle Times editorial about the latest findings from their team’s study of Seattle’s heightened minimum wage.  While those findings revealed higher earnings, they also showed a reduction in the number of low-income jobs available. It’s a concerning result for proponents of the measure, but Long and Plotnick stress the importance of further study.

“Just because one social experiment appears to be yielding disappointing effects to date is no reason to stop experimenting,” the pair writes. The study. . . 

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