July/August 2014 Issue • Volume 42 • Issue 6

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The AAPSS Elects Three Sociologists among its 2014 Fellows

The American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) inducts a handful of Fellows each year in recognition of their contributions to the improvement of society through research and influence over public policy. Since the founding of its Fellows program in 2000, AAPSS has inducted 93 distinguished scholars and public servants, a large portion of them sociologists, as Fellows. The 2014 sociologist Fellows of the Academy are:

Greg Duncan, whose research explores early intervention programs for children and how children’s behaviors and skills at a young age impact their longer-term well-being. He is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Education at the University of California, Irvine, and an adjunct faculty member at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.

Kathryn Edin, a sociologist whose work has focused on social welfare, urban poverty, nonmarital childbearing and family life. She is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

Heidi Hartmann, an economist who is founder and President of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a research organization in Washington, DC. Her work addresses the effects of public policy on women’s lives and on their participation and engagement in the labor force.

“We’re very pleased that each of these extraordinarily accomplished individuals will join the Academy this year,” said Douglas Massey, Princeton University and President of the AAPSS. “Each has made essential contributions to our understanding of how American society functions and whether our public policies act in the common good. They are distinguished public servants and scholars, and we are privileged to have them among us.” Duncan, Edin, and Hartmann officially joined the Academy on May 8, 2014, in a ceremony in Washington, DC. 

 

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