July 05, 2023

Kate LaForge, a Doctoral candidate in Sociology in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, was awarded $42,806 from the Agency for Health Research Quality (AHRQ) Health Services Research Dissertation Grant (R36) for her project, "Unraveling Crisis Text Services: Perceptions and Experiences among Low-income Young Adults with Suicidal Ideation". Suicide is a leading cause of death for young adults, which worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 24, 2023



It is our pleasure to announce the 2022/23 graduates on their successful dissertation defenses and dissertation awards!


April 27, 2023

Erin Johnson, PhD(c) (2018 cohort), did an interview recently about some of her abortion volunteer work. The  story came out on April 27, 2023 at the New Republic website:


Confused About Mifepristone’s Status? That’s Exactly What Republicans Want

While the Supreme Court temporarily preserved access to the abortion pill, these constant switches make it harder for those seeking abortion, as well as their providers.

April 24, 2023

This digital video was made by Esperanza Padilla's (cohort 2022) during her participation through the Story Jam program. “Women Leading Together: Solidarity in Storytelling” Story Jam is a nine-week online program for Japanese and American women and persons who identify as women to explore experiences, learn leadership skills, and build community with other women through digital storytelling.