Book wins sixth award

June 12, 2014
Book wins sixth award
Cybelle Fox, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley.

Awardee | Cybelle Fox (Ph.D. '07)  

Cybelle Fox has been selected as a co-winner of the 2014 Barrington Moore Book Award for Three Worlds of Relief (Princeton University Press, 2012), the book's sixth award to date.

Fox received the award from the Comparative and Historical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association, presented annually for the best book in the area of comparative and historical sociology.

In the words of the award committee: "Cybelle Fox's book is beautifully written and meticulously researched. Not only does she raise a substantively important question, she answers that question with an amazingly broad research design that yielded richly detailed data.

"One committee member said this might be "the deadliest nail in the coffin" of the myth that the greatest generation pulled itself up by its collective bootstraps.

"She brought a wide-angle lens to bear on the relationship between race/ethnicity and the American welfare state, which the committee thinks will open the floodgates for a long line of revealing research on this topic."

Fox received her Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy from Harvard in 2007, and is now Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Learn more about this book

Three Worlds of ReliefThree Worlds of Relief
Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal.
Princeton University Press, 2012.

By Cybelle Fox

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