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Chetty, Crenshaw, Krugman Among AAPSS Inductees for 2019

December 18, 2018 1474

The American Academy of Political and Social Science announced today five eminent scholars who will join the academy as fellows in 2019.

Since 2000, the academy has inducted a new cohort of fellows each year; with the 2019 cohort, there will be 134 fellows.Most are university-based scholars responsible for research that has changed our understanding of human behavior and the world in which we live; others are public servants who have used research and evidence in institutions of government to improve the common good.

The new cohort includes:

Raj Chetty

Raj Chetty, an economist whose innovative uses of “big data” has transformed our understanding of disadvantage and economic mobility among American youth. Chetty’s work on topics ranging from tax policy and unemployment insurance to education and affordable housing has been widely cited in academia, among policymakers and in the press.He is the William A. Ackman Professor of Public Economics at Harvard University.

Kimberlé Crenshaw, a leading scholar of civil rights, renowned for her work as a theorist of race and gender in America. Crenshaw introduced and developed the idea of intersectionality and is the founder of the African American Policy Forum. She is a professor of law at Columbia Law School and at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman, an economist with expertise in trade and finance, and a columnist at the New York Times. Krugman received the 2008 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on international trade theory. He is a distinguished professor at the City University of New York and a Luxembourg Income Study Senior Scholar.

Nicholas Lemann, a prolific journalist and author whose work deepens understanding of American society. He has written for The Washington Post, the New Yorker, and the Atlantic Monthly, and was dean of the Columbia University School of Journalism from 2003 to 2013. He is currently dean emeritus of the Columbia University School of Journalism and director of Columbia World Projects.

Alondra Nelson

Alondra Nelson, a social scientist who focuses on how biological science and its applications might reshape social understanding. Nelson served as the inaugural dean of social science at Columbia University, where she is a professor of sociology.She is president of the Social Science Research Council.

Chetty, Crenshaw, Krugman, Lemann, and Nelson will officially join the academy on the evening of October 3, 2019, in a ceremony in Washington, DC.

“The annual election of a small number of exceptionally distinguished scholars as Academy Fellows never fails to remind us that social science, at its best, is constantly expanding its knowledge base and, on that foundation, honoring its social responsibility as an agent of improvement,” said Kenneth Prewitt, Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs at Columbia University and president of the AAPSS.

The Philadelphia-based academy promotes the use of social science in the public domain and in policy making. Its flagship journal, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, brings together public officials and scholars from across social science disciplines to address pressing issues.

The American Academy of Political and Social Science, one of the nation’s oldest learned societies, is dedicated to the use of social science to address important social problems. For over a century, our flagship journal, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, has brought together public officials and scholars from across the disciplines to tackle issues ranging from racial inequality and intractable poverty to the threat of nuclear terrorism. Today, through conferences and symposia, podcast interviews with leading social scientists, and the annual induction of Academy Fellows and presentation of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize, the Academy is dedicated to bridging the gap between academic research and the formation of public policy.

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