Three of four awards of the Community and Urban Sociology Section of American Sociological Association were given to Harvard Sociology faculty. William Julius Wilson received The Robert and Helen Lynd Lifetime Achievement Award which recognizes distinguished career achievement in community and urban sociology. The Robert E. Park Award which goes to the author(s) of the best book published in the past two years (2011 and 2012 was given to Robert J. Sampson for his book Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect, 2012, Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Matthew Desmond is the recipient of The Jane Addams Award which is given to authors of the best scholarly article in community and urban sociology published in the past two years (2011 or 2012). Desmond received the award for his article "Eviction and the Reproduction of Urban Poverty" 2012, American Journal of Sociology. Desmond's paper also won the Oliver Cromwell Cox Article Award, presented by the ASA Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities. The awards were presented at the annual meeting of the ASA held in New York, August 10-13.
August 26, 2013