Passings

Endel Tulving, 1927-2023: ‘The Memorist’ of Cognitive Psychology
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November 7, 2023

Endel Tulving, 1927-2023: ‘The Memorist’ of Cognitive Psychology

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Marc Augé, 1935-2023: Anthropologist Founder Of ‘Non-Places’
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September 6, 2023

Marc Augé, 1935-2023: Anthropologist Founder Of ‘Non-Places’

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Norman Denzin, 1941-2023: The Father of Qualitative Research
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August 11, 2023

Norman Denzin, 1941-2023: The Father of Qualitative Research

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William E. Spriggs, 1955-2023: Economist And Racial Justice Advocate
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June 14, 2023

William E. Spriggs, 1955-2023: Economist And Racial Justice Advocate

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Amitai Etzioni, 1929-2023: Father of Communitarianism

Amitai Etzioni, 1929-2023: Father of Communitarianism

Amitai Etzioni, an Israeli-American sociologist, senior policy adviser, educator and father of the communitarianism philosophy, died May 31. He was 94.

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Obaro Ikime, 1936-2023: Scholar of Nigerian and African Identity

Obaro Ikime, 1936-2023: Scholar of Nigerian and African Identity

Obaro Ikime died on 25 April 2023, aged 86. He fought valiantly, and ultimately successfully, to get the discipline of history restored to Nigerian higher education.

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Robert E. Lucas Jr., 1937-2023: Nobel Laureate and Pioneer of Rational Expectations

Robert E. Lucas Jr., 1937-2023: Nobel Laureate and Pioneer of Rational Expectations

Robert “Bob” Lucas Jr., an economist, educator and Nobel Prize in Economics laureate, died May 15. He was 85.

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Bear Braumoeller, 1968-2023: Prescient Observer of the International Order

Bear Braumoeller, 1968-2023: Prescient Observer of the International Order

Bear Braumoeller, a political scientist and computational social scientist whose work on international conflict in today’s world seemed especially prescient after Russia’s war on Ukraine, has died

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Kellina Craig-Henderson, Head of the NSF’s Social Science Directorate, Dies

Kellina Craig-Henderson, Head of the NSF’s Social Science Directorate, Dies

Social psychologist Kellina “Kelli” M. Craig-Henderson, 56, who headed the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate at the National Science Foundation, has died,

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Loet Leydesdorff, 1948-2023: Tackling the Thickets of Innovation and Scientometrics

Loet Leydesdorff, 1948-2023: Tackling the Thickets of Innovation and Scientometrics

Loet Leydesdorff, a sociologist and communications scholar who found academic fame for his work in developing scientometrics and the “triple helix” model of innovation, has died.

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Rebecca Blank, 1955-2023: Economist Devoted To Academia And Public Service

Rebecca Blank, 1955-2023: Economist Devoted To Academia And Public Service

Rebecca “Becky” Blank, an economist and administrator whose career spanned academe and the policy world, died of pancreatic cancer February 17 near Madison, Wisconsin. She was 67.

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Yi-Fu Tuan, 1930-2022: The Father of Humanistic Geography

Yi-Fu Tuan, 1930-2022: The Father of Humanistic Geography

Yi-Fu Tuan, University of Wisconsin–Madison professor emeritus of geography, died August 10 at the age of 91.

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