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Paluck recognized with award by American Academy of Political and Social Science

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 25, 2024
Paluck recognized with award by American Academy of Political and Social Science

Elizabeth Levy Paluck, a professor at Princeton University, has been named one of eight fellows by the American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) this year. She is known for her work on prejudice and conflict reduction as well as the development of social norms in various environments. Paluck, who previously received a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, holds the title of Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs and is the deputy director of the Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science & Public Policy at Princeton.

Paluck’s research focuses on ethnic conflict, political conflict, conflict among young people in schools, and violence against women. Through large-scale field experiments, she tests theoretically driven interventions that target social norms and behavior. This work has been instrumental in identifying more effective ways to reduce prejudice, violence, and conflict in society.

Marta Tienda, the president of AAPSS and a professor at Princeton, welcomed the new fellows with great enthusiasm. She believes that at a crucial moment in American democracy, the insights provided by social science thought leaders like Paluck are essential for reimagining American world leadership and ensuring economic opportunities for future generations.

Paluck joined the Princeton faculty in 2009 after completing a fellowship at the Harvard Academy for International Affairs and obtaining her Ph.D. and B.S. in psychology from Yale University. In addition to being named an AAPSS fellow, she has received numerous other awards and honors throughout her career, including two Robert B. Cialdini Awards for field research, an Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence, an honorary degree from Claremont Graduate University, and a Graduate Mentoring Award from the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton.

By Samantha Johnson

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