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American Sociological Association: Myra Marx Ferree Award Statement
Myra Marx Ferree Award Statement
Myra Marx Ferree, University of Wisconsin-Madison, has enlarged the discipline's understanding of gender issues through an impressive body of work on women. What distinguishes her career is both the breadth of themes in her scholarship and her efforts to have us attend to the intersection of gender, race, and class. Her contributions to expanding the inclusion of women in sociology go well beyond her scholarship. She champions the cause of women within and outside the discipline and around the globe; she mentors many newer gender scholars; she has served as an elected official in ASA and the Society for Women in Sociology; and received numerous awards for her scholarship and mentoring. Myra Marx Ferree is truly a scholar whose career embodies the spirit of Jessie Bernard.