February 2008 Issue Volume 36 Issue 2

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Three Sociologists
Elected as AAAS Fellows

In October, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Council elected three sociologists among its newly elected 471 members. The new Fellows of AAAS will be recognized for their contributions to science and technology at the Fellows Forum on February 16, 2008, during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston. These individuals will receive a certificate and a blue and gold rosette as a symbol of their distinguished accomplishments. The sociologist members of the 2008 AAAS Fellows are under the Section on Social, Economic, and Political Science are:

Lawrence D. Bobo is the Martin Luther King Jr. Centennial professor at Stanford University. He is also the Director of Stanford’s Center for Comparative Study in Race and Ethnicity and of the Program in African and African American Studies. Before moving to Stanford, he taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of California-Los Angeles, and Harvard University. Bobo has made central contributions to both the understanding of racial attitudes and relations in the United States, and to survey research methodology through his studies of the causes and consequences of racial and ethnic attitudes. Bobo is co-author of Racial Attitudes in America: Trends and Interpretations and Prejudice in Politics: Group Position, Public Opinion, and the Wisconsin Treaty Rights Dispute.

Karen S. Cook is the Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology at Stanford University. Her current research focuses on issues of trust in social relations and networks. She is also working on projects related to social justice, power-dependence relations, and social exchange theory, in addition to collaborative research on physician-patient trust. She also was/is a fellow at the National Academies of Science, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her most recent publications, part of the Russell Sage Foundation Series on Trust, include Trust and Distrust in Organizations: Dilemmas and Approaches (edited with Kramer Roderick) and Cooperation Without Trust? (written with Russell Hardin and Margaret Levi).

Guillermina Jasso is Professor of Sociology at New York University. She was the founding director of the Methods Workshop at New York University (1991-1997) and the founding director of the Theory Workshop at the University of Iowa (1988-1991), as well as a co-founder of the Life Course Center at the University of Minnesota. Her major research interests are basic sociobehavioral theory, distributive justice, status, international migration, mathematical methods for theory building, and factorial survey methods for empirical analysis. She has published numerous articles in scholarly journals on these topics. Currently she is Co-Principal Investigator of the New Immigrant Survey, the first national longitudinal survey of immigrants in the United States.


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