New book by Vesla M. Wever, Ph.D. '07
The forthcoming book by Amy E. Lerman and Vesla M. Weaver (Government & Social Policy, '07), Arresting Citizenship: The Democratic Consequences of American Crime Control, is due for release by the University of Chicago Press in May 2014: "A provocative assessment of the contemporary carceral state for American democracy, Arresting Citizenship argues that the broad reach of the criminal justice system has fundamentally recast the relation between citizen and state, resulting in a sizable—and growing—group of second-class citizens." Read more on The Chicago Blog.
New book by Traci Burch, Ph.D. '07
Traci Burch (Government & Social Policy, '07) has published a new book, Trading Democracy for Justice: Criminal Convictions and the Decline of Neighborhood Political Participation (University of Chicago Press, 2013).
The first book to demonstrate the ways in which the institutional effects of imprisonment undermine already disadvantaged communities, Trading Democracy for Justice speaks to issues at the heart of democracy.
William Julius Wilson awarded W.E.B. Du Bois Distinguished Career of Scholarship Award
Congratulations to Professor William Julius Wilson, who has been named the 2014 recipient of the American Sociological Association's W.E.B. Du Bois Award for a Distinguished Career of Scholarship. The highest award that ASA bestows on an individual, the Du Bois award recognizes outstanding scholarship that has contributed in important ways to the advancement of the discipline. Wilson will receive the award at the ASA Annual Meeting in August 2014.
In 2013 Professor Wilson received the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize from the American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) at the Academy’s annual gala dinner and, here at Harvard University, the Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award from the Harvard Graduate Student Council. (Pictured with Sociology and Sociology/Social Policy graduate students, L to R, Anthony Jack, Chana Teeger, and Jeremy Levine, Anmol Chaddha, and Jackelyn Hwang).