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).
Celeste 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.