May 19, 2024 10:52 pm
Paluck recognized with award by American Academy of Political and Social Science

Elizabeth Levy Paluck, a renowned social science researcher, has been named one of eight fellows by the American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) this year. Paluck, who previously received a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, is an expert in prejudice and conflict reduction, as well as the development of social norms in various environments.

Paluck’s work has had a significant impact on society, with her research focusing on ethnic conflict, political conflict, violence against women and conflict among young people in schools. Through large-scale field experiments, she tests theoretically driven interventions that target social norms and behavior to reduce prejudice, violence and conflict.

Marta Tienda, the president of AAPSS and a professor at Princeton, welcomed the new fellows with great enthusiasm. She believes that at a crucial moment in American democracy, the insights provided by social science thought leaders like Paluck are essential for reimagining American world leadership and ensuring economic opportunities for future generations.

Paluck joined the Princeton faculty in 2009 after completing a fellowship at the Harvard Academy for International Affairs and obtaining her Ph.D. and B.S. in psychology from Yale University. In addition to being named an AAPSS fellow, she has received numerous other awards and honors throughout her career, including two Robert B. Cialdini Awards for field research, an Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict

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