William Julius Wilson Awarded 2014 W.E.B. Du Bois Award

February 18, 2014
By Jenny Li Fowler, HKS Communications

Harvard Kennedy School Professor William Julius Wilson has been awarded the 2014 W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award by the American Sociological Association (ASA). Wilson is being recognized for his continuing contributions and research in urban inequality and macroeconomics policy.

The ASA, founded in 1905, is a non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good. Every year the organization honors a scholar whose body of lifetime work has contributed in important ways to the advancement of the discipline.

William Julius Wilson is the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University. He is the author of numerous publications, including “The Declining Significance of Race,” “The Truly Disadvantaged,” and “ When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor.”

Wilson will receive the award at the ASA's Annual Meeting this August in San Francisco.

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William Julius Wilson, Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University

William Julius Wilson, Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University

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