Anthony Abraham Jack

Anthony Abraham Jack

PhD in Sociology, 2016.
Assistant Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Shutzer Assistant Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.
Anthony Abraham Jack

Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows, 2016-2019.

The Privileged Poor, by Anthony Abraham JackAnthony Abraham Jack's first book, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, reveals how―and why―disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges, and explains what these schools can do differently if these students are to thrive. Harvard University Press (2019).

C. Wright Mills Award, Finalist, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2019.

Pierre Bourdieu Best Book Award, Honorable Mention, Section on Sociology of Education, American Sociological Association, 2020

Michael Harrington Award, Poverty, Class, and Inequality Division, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2020.

Mirra Komarovsky Book Award, Eastern Sociological Society, 2020.

Outstanding Book Award, Social Problems Theory Division, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2020.

PROSE Award, Finalist, Education Practice, Association of American Publishers, 2020

Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize, Harvard University Press.  Awarded for outstanding first-book by Harvard University Press, 2019.

CEP Mildred García Award for Exemplary Scholarship, Association for the Study of Higher Education, 2019. 

Critics’ Choice Book Award, American Educational Studies Association, 2019.

Named one of NPR Book's Best Books of 2019.

Amherst College Harold Wade Jr. ‘68 Fellowship, Amherst College, 2016-2019.

National Center of Institution Diversity Emerging Diversity Scholar, University of Michigan, 2016.

Tribute to Black Men Faculty Award, Association of Black Harvard Women, Harvard University, 2015.

Graduate Student Paper Award, Education Problems Division, Society of the Study of Social Problems, 2015.

Star Family Prize for Excellence in Advising Award, Harvard College, 2015.

Charles V. Willie Minority Graduate Student Award, Eastern Sociological Society, 2015.

Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, Section on Children and Youth, American Sociological Association, 2014.

David Lee Stevenson Award for best Graduate Student Paper, Honorable Mention, Sociology of Education Section, American Sociological Association 2014.

Harvard College Race Relations Adviser Award, 2013


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