PhD in Sociology, 2003. Jean Fairfax Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, Jean E. Fairfax Collegiate Professor of Public Policy; University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor; and Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan (beginning Aug 2021).
Celeste 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.
American Sociological Association Distinguished Scholarly Book Award. 2021. The award is given to the single best book published in the three preceding calendar years.
Eastern Sociological Society Mirra Komarovsky Book Award, 2021.
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 Association 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.