Leah Platt Boustan’s dissertation, "The Effect of Black Migration on Northern Cities and Labor Markets, 1940-1970,” has won the Economic History Association’s Alan Nevins Prize for best dissertation in US economic history.
The Futures of School Reform, edited by Jal Mehta, Robert B. Schwartz, and Frederick M. Hess (Harvard Education Press, 2012), represents the culminating work of a three-year discussion among national education leaders convened by the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Jal Mehta is a 2010 recipient of the Spencer Foundation's Exemplary Dissertation Award for his dissertation, "The Transformation of American Educational Policy, 1980-2001: Ideas and the Rise of Accountability Politics."
Jal was awarded the 2008 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Politics of Education.
Honorable Mention for the Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Outstanding Book Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems Division on Racial and Ethnic Minorities (2014).
Wendy Roth is the winner of the American Sociological Association's 2007 Dissertation Award for best dissertation submitted in the previous calendar year for her dissertation, "Caribbean Race and American Dreams: How Migration Shapes Dominicans' and Puerto Ricans' Racial Identities and Its Impact on Socioeconomic Mobility."