Andrew Karch

Andrew Karch

PhD in Political Science, 2003.
Arleen C. Carlson Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota.

Responsive States, by Andrew Karch and Shanna Rose.Andrew Karch's most recent book (co-authored by Shanna Rose), Responsive States: Federalism and American Public Policy, has been published by Cambridge University Press (2019).

Democratic LaboratoriesAndy Karch’s first book, Democratic Laboratories: Policy Diffusion among the American States, has been published by University of Michigan Press (2007). 

Early StartAndy Karch's second book, Early Start: Preschool Politics in the United States, has been published by the University of Michigan Press (2013).

Celeste Watkins-Hayes

Celeste Watkins-Hayes

PhD in Sociology, 2003.
Professor of Public Policy, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan.
Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan.

Remaking a Life, by Celeste Watkins-HayesCeleste Watkins-Hayes's second book, Remaking a Life:  How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequalty, has been published by the University of California Press (2019). In the face of life-threatening news, how do we reevaluate and transform our lives? Starting in 2005, Celeste Watkins-Hayes spent more than a decade documenting the experiences of over 100 women living with HIV/AIDS in Chicago and beyond.

C. Wright Mills Award 2019 Finalist, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2020.

Sociology of Sex and Gender Distinguished Book Award, American Sociological Association Section on Sex and Gender, 2020.

Eliot Freidson Award, given to a book or journal article that has had a major impact on the field of medical sociology, American Sociological Assoociation Section on Medical Sociology, 2020.


PROSE Award Finalist, Association of American Publishers, 2020.

E. LeRoy Hall Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest teaching award given by Northwestern University's Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, 2018.

National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award to study the social and economic consequences of HIV/AIDS for Chicago-area women, 2009-2015.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Investigator Award, 2009-2014.

Inaugural recipient of the Jacquelyn Johnson Jackson Early Career Award from the Association of Black Sociologists, 2013.

The New Welfare BureaucratsCeleste Watkins-Hayes's first book, The New Welfare Bureaucrats: Entanglements of Race, Class, and Policy Reform, has been published by the University of Chicago Press (2009).

Finalist, C. Wright Mills Book Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2009.

Honorable Mention Max Weber Book Award, Section on Organizations, Occupations, and Work, American Sociological Association, 2011.

National Science Foundation Fellow, National Poverty Center, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, 2005-2006.

Tara E. Watson

Tara Watson

PhD in Economics, 2003
Professor of Economics and Chair of Public Health, Williams College.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Microeconomic Analysis, U.S. Department of Treasury, 2015-2016.

Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, University of Michigan, 2007-2009.

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Office of Population Research and Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, Princeton University, 2003-2004.