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Celeste M. Watkins-Hayes

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Watkins-Hayes is an internationally-recognized scholar and expert on HIV/AIDS; urban poverty; social policy; and racial, class, and gender inequality. Her work illuminates social problems of great interest to scholars, communities, and policymakers. She works at the intersection of sociology, African American Studies, and public policy. Her work analyzes the impact of the HIV epidemic on women and the growth of the HIV safety net.
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Watkins-Hayes earns ASA’s Distinguished Scholarly Book Award

Jun 18, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Jean E. Fairfax Collegiate Professor of Public Policy and incoming associate dean for academic affairs, for receiving the Distinguished Scholarly Book Award from the American Sociological Association....
In the Media

Watkins-Hayes relates current pandemic to HIV epidemic

Jun 9, 2021 Michigan Radio
Celeste Watkins-Hayes, the Jean E. Fairfax Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, relates what she has researched and written about the  HIV epidemic to the current COVID-19 pandemic in an interview on Michigan Radio, marking the 40th anniversary of...
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Panel explores disproportionate impact of pandemic on women

Mar 30, 2021
In recognition of Women’s History Month, and one year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, University of Michigan faculty have shared diverse insights and expertise on how the pandemic has disproportionately impacted...
In the Media

Watkins-Hayes addresses COVID-19 vaccine reluctance

Jan 12, 2021 Detroit Free Press
Watkins-Hayes commented in an article in the Detroit Free Press about reluctance in the Black community in Detroit to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. "These racial and class differences are both disconcerting and yet completely understandable and...
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Celeste Watkins-Hayes takes a people-centered research approach

Jan 4, 2021
New Ford School sociologist Celeste Watkins-Hayes works at the intersection of inequality, public policy, and institutions, with a special focus on urban poverty and race, class, and gender studies. Her most recent book Remaking a Life: How Women...
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Faculty News fall 2020

Dec 9, 2020
Javed Ali organized a panel for New America on domestic terrorism. His new podcast, The Burn Bag, produced with two Ford School alumni, A'ndre Gonawela (BA ‘19) and Ryan Rosenthal (BA ‘19), has featured U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, General David...
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Ford School wins NASPAA 2020 Social Equity award

Oct 4, 2020
The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) has awarded the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy with its 2020 Social Equity Award, which honors a public policy, affairs, or administration program that exemplifies...
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Congratulations to Celeste Watkins-Hayes for two ASA awards!

Jul 9, 2020
Newly-appointed Ford School collegiate professor of public policy Celeste Watkins-Hayes has received two awards from the American Sociological Association for her book Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality  (2019,...
Racial Foundations of Public Policy

Racial foundations of immigration policy

Nov 23, 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Dr. Jennifer Lee, an award winning author and frequent public commentator on the implications of contemporary U.S. immigration, will join Dr. Celeste-Watkins-Hayes in conversation as part of a virtual series on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy.
Racial Foundations of Public Policy

Racial foundations of education policy

Oct 26, 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Dr. Rucker Johnson—a labor economist who specializes in the economics of education—will join Dr. Celeste-Watkins-Hayes in conversation as part of a virtual series on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy.
Racial Foundations of Public Policy

Racial foundations of income & wealth inequality

Oct 12, 2021, 4:00 pm EDT
Dr. William Darity—director of the Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University—will join Dr. Celeste-Watkins-Hayes in conversation as part of a virtual series on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy.
Racial Foundations of Public Policy

Racial foundations of criminal justice policy

Sep 28, 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Dr. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve—author of "Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court"—will join Dr. Celeste-Watkins-Hayes in conversation as part of a virtual series on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy.
Racial Foundations of Public Policy

Racial foundations of labor market policy

Sep 14, 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Dr. Trevon Logan—who specializes in economic history, economic demography and applied microeconomics—will join Dr. Watkins-Hayes in conversation as part of a virtual series on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy.
The Poverty Narrative

The Poverty Narrative: Confronting Inequity

Mar 5, 2021, All Day
The Poverty Narrative: Confronting Inequity Join us as we discuss connections between structural racism, and poverty in the U.S., and confronting policies and practices that perpetuate inequity in public health, housing, education and data.

The fight for women's legal rights today

Apr 9, 2021 0:59:24

Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center, will address protecting sexual and reproductive rights, ensuring workplace and economic justice, and addressing sexual assault, among other issues in conversation