William Julius Wilson awarded W.E.B. Du Bois Distinguished Career of Scholarship Award

August 17, 2014
William Julius Wilson
William Julius Wilson, Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor. Photo by Martha Stewart.

Awardee | William Julius Wilson  

William Julius Wilson has been awarded the 2014 W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award, the American Sociological Association's highest honor for a scholar whose cumulative work has contributed to the advancement of the discipline.  

"With his National Medal of Science and a MacArthur Award, the Du Bois Award completes the third in a triad of honors indicating Wilson has reached the pantheon of scholarship...As Wilson received the Du Bois Award, the City Council of San Francisco declared August 17, 2014, as the William Julius Wilson Day. When Wilson approached the podium to receive the Du Bois Award, he was greeted with a prolonged standing ovation." 

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