PhD in Sociology, 2003. Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Northwestern University.
Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequalty, is forthcoming from University of California Press (August 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.
Celeste Watkins-Hayes is inaugural recipient of the Jacquelyn Johnson Jackson Early Career Award from the Association of Black Sociologists (2013).
Celeste Watkins-Hayes has received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Investigator Award and a National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award to study the social and economic consequences of HIV/AIDS for Chicago-area women (2009).