Category: Awards

Whitney Phillips wins the Nancy Baym Book Award

Whitney Phillips wins the Nancy Baym Book Award

We are pleased to announce that Whitney Phillips recently won the 2016 Nancy Baym Book Award for This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture.

Angus Deaton wins the Nobel Prize in Economics

Angus Deaton wins the Nobel Prize in Economics

This week the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences to Angus Deaton “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.” Last year Professor Deaton and nine other distinguished economists offered their visions of the future in In 100 Years. In the following excerpt from the book, Deaton predicts the future of health. 

Jürgen Habermas wins the Kluge Prize

Jürgen Habermas wins the Kluge Prize

Jürgen Habermas, one of the world’s most distinguished living philosophers and social critics, has been named co-winner of the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity.

Maryam Mirzakhani, Fields medalist

Maryam Mirzakhani, Fields medalist

Last week, the Iranian-born Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman ever to win the Fields Medal, widely seen as the highest scholarly honor in mathematics. Mirzakhani , who is on the Stanford University faculty, was cited for her work making connections among the fields of topology, geometry, and dynamical systems.