Passings

Bear Braumoeller, 1968-2023: Prescient Observer of the International Order
International Debate
May 17, 2023

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

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Kellina Craig-Henderson, Head of the NSF’s Social Science Directorate, Dies
News
April 24, 2023

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

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Loet Leydesdorff, 1948-2023: Tackling the Thickets of Innovation and Scientometrics
News
March 17, 2023

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

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Rebecca Blank, 1955-2023: Economist Devoted To Academia And Public Service
Infrastructure
March 9, 2023

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

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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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Bruno Latour, 1947-2022: France’s Least Understood Philosopher

Bruno Latour, 1947-2022: France’s Least Understood Philosopher

Bruno Latour, “France’s most famous and least understood philosopher,” died of pancreatic cancer in Paris on October 9, 2022. He was 75.

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Sharon Oster, 1949-2022: Pioneer in Equality in Economics

Sharon Oster, 1949-2022: Pioneer in Equality in Economics

Sharon Oster, “a pioneer in the field of organizational strategy” and the first woman to be named dean and tenured professor at Yale University’s School of Management, died of lung cancer on June 10.

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Barney Glaser, 1930-2022: The Guardian of Grounded Theory

Barney Glaser, 1930-2022: The Guardian of Grounded Theory

Sociologist Barney G. Glaser, who co-discovered the qualitative methodology known as grounded theory, has died at age 91.

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Albert Bandura, 1925-2021: The Social Psychologist Who Transformed How We Think of Learning and Morality

Albert Bandura, 1925-2021: The Social Psychologist Who Transformed How We Think of Learning and Morality

Albert Bandura, a renowned social cognitive psychologist most well-known for his Bobo doll experiments studying aggression, died on July 26 at the age of 95.

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Geert Hofstede, 1928-2020: The Engineer of Cross-Cultural Psychology

Geert Hofstede, 1928-2020: The Engineer of Cross-Cultural Psychology

Twenty years ago the second edition of one of the more influential books in social science, Geert Hofstede’s Culture’s Consequences: Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions and Organizations Across Nations, appeared.

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Eleanor Bernert Sheldon, 1920-2021: Pioneer in Social Indicators Movement

Eleanor Bernert Sheldon, 1920-2021: Pioneer in Social Indicators Movement

Eleanor Bernert Sheldon, a pioneer in the use of social indicators as an important tool of social science, died on May 8 at the age of 101.

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Ronald Inglehart, 1934-2021: Founder of the World Values Survey

Ronald Inglehart, 1934-2021: Founder of the World Values Survey

Ron Inglehart, a political scientist whose work on surveying values around the world set new and higher bars on what such studies could achieve, has died at age 86.

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