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Sociology Faculty Earned Multiple Awards For Their Books

Sep 13, 2018
Andy Clarno’s book, Neoliberal Apartheid: Palestine/Israel and South Africa after 1994, won the 2018 Paul Sweezy Book Award from the Marxist Sociology section of ASA in addition to the 2018 PEWS Distinguished Book Award from the Political Economy of the World System section. Neoliberal Apartheid is a comparative ethnographic study of South Africa and Palestine and examines each through an analysis of (de)colonization and neoliberal racial capitalism.

Maria Krysan, Department Head and Professor, for winning both the American Sociological Association Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities’ Oliver Cromwell Cox book award for anti-racist scholarship and the Community and Urban Sociology section Robert E. Park award for best book. In addition, Cycle of Segregation received an Honorable Mention for the Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the ASA section on Race, Gender and Class. Cycle of Segregation is co-authored by Professor Krysan and Kyle Crowder, Blumstein-Jordon Professor of Sociology at University of Washington, and contributes an analysis of the ways residential racial segregation is perpetuated by the biases and blind spots that individuals exhibit in their searches for housing.