PhD in Sociology, 2003. Prof. of Sociology and African American Studies, Northwestern University. Associate Vice President for Research, Northwestern University.
Celeste Watkins-Hayes's second book, Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequalty, has been 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.
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.