Yale Sociology Professor Honored with ISA Award



By Phin Upham

Yale sociology professor and senior research scholar Immanuel Wallerstein has been honored with the International Sociological Association’s inaugural Excellence in Research and Practice Award.

The award was given to Wallerstein for advancing the knowledge and practice of sociology through outstanding contributions to the profession and the field, according to the official press release. He joined the Department of Sociology in 2000.

The award will be presented to Wallerstein at a ceremony in July 2014 at the World Congress of the ISA in Yokohama. President of ISA says that the award is the “greatest honor the organization bestows.”

Established in March, the award will be granted by the ISA every four years. The ISA was established in 1949 and supports sociologists around the world.

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