Princeton Professor Elizabeth Levy Paluck Awarded American Academy of Political and Social Science Fellowship for Pioneering Work in Prejudice and Conflict Reduction

American Academy of Political and Social Science honors Paluck

Elizabeth Levy Paluck, a professor at Princeton University, has been named one of eight fellows by the American Academy of Political and Social Science for her outstanding work in prejudice and conflict reduction. Paluck, who holds a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, is known for her research in developing social norms to address conflict in various environments, including post-conflict regions and high schools.

President of the AAPSS, Marta Tienda, expressed enthusiasm in welcoming a new group of accomplished fellows. She emphasized the importance of social science leaders in reimagining American world leadership and securing economic opportunities for future generations. Tienda, also a professor at Princeton, recognized Paluck’s contribution to the field.

Paluck’s research focuses on ethnic conflict, political conflict, conflicts among young people in schools, and violence against women. Through large-scale field experiments, she tests interventions targeting social norms and behavior, leading to advancements in the reduction of prejudice, violence, and conflict. She will serve as the academy’s 2024 David Riesman Fellow.

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