Fri. Jun 14th, 2024
American Academy of Political and Social Science honors Paluck

Elizabeth Levy Paluck, a distinguished professor at Princeton University, has been named one of eight fellows by the American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) for her outstanding research in prejudice and conflict reduction. Paluck, recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, is recognized for her work in developing social norms to address conflict in various environments, including post-conflict regions and high schools.

Paluck’s research focuses on ethnic conflict, political conflict, conflicts among young people in schools, and violence against women. Through large-scale field experiments, she tests interventions targeting social norms and behavior, leading to advancements in the reduction of prejudice, violence, and conflict. Her work has had a significant impact on the field of social science and has contributed to creating more inclusive and peaceful societies.

Marta Tienda, President of the AAPSS and also a professor at Princeton University, expressed enthusiasm in welcoming a new group of accomplished fellows. She emphasized the importance of social science leaders in reimagining American world leadership and securing economic opportunities for future generations. Tienda recognized Paluck’s contribution to the field and congratulated her on this prestigious recognition.

Paluck joined Princeton in 2009 with a Ph.D. and B.S. in psychology from Yale University and completed a fellowship at the Harvard Academy for International Affairs. She has received numerous accolades for her work over the years, including two Robert B. Cialdini Awards for field research, an Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association (APA), an honorary degree from Claremont Graduate University (CGU), and a Graduate Mentoring Award from the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton (MCCL).

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