Political Science Scholars Elected 2022 AAPSS Fellows

The American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS), one of the nation’s oldest learned societies, will induct seven extraordinarily accomplished scholars as its 2022 cohort of Fellows at an event to be held in Philadelphia later this year. The AAPSS inducts a new cohort of Fellows each year, in recognition of contributions that advance science and deepen public understanding of human behavior and social dynamics.

“Each year, the Academy welcomes a new class of Fellows whose influential research showcases the importance of the social sciences in addressing issues ranging from racial and economic inequality to extremism in political parties,” said Marta Tienda, president of AAPSS. “The 2022 class of AAPSS Fellows includes social and political scientists whose distinguished scholarship has and continues to elevate prominent policy discussions.”

Paul Pierson, a political scientist whose expertise is in American politics and public policy, comparative political economy, and social theory. He is the author of numerous books and academic papers on American politics, and is a public intellectual and regular commentator on public affairs in national news outlets. Pierson is the John Gross Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley, and is AAPSS’s 2022 Robert A. Dahl Fellow.

Theda Skocpol, a sociologist and political scientist whose work has significantly influenced her fields of study. Her prodigious body of research has focused on health care reform, public policy, and civic engagement amid growing inequality and polarization in our democracy. She is currently the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University. She is also founder and director of the Scholars Strategy Network. She is the AAPSS 2022 Frances Perkins Fellow.

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