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Heather Washington
Director, DEI, American Sociological Association

Heather M. Washington is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at West Virginia University. She has served as the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the American Sociological Association since 2021. Dr. Washington received her Ph.D. in Sociology from The Ohio State University. Her areas of expertise include race, inequality, family, criminology, and incarceration. Dr. Washington’s primary area of research focuses on the consequences of mass incarceration for family life, child outcomes, and incarcerees’ life course.

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