By Phin Upham
Yale announced on Sep. 4 that the International Sociology Association (ISA) has honored Yale sociology professor Immanuel Wallerstein with the inaugural Excellence in Research and Practice Award.
He received the award because of his numerous contributions to the field of sociology, from various publications and lectureships to numerous books. Some of his books include “The Modern World-System,” “Historical Capitalism,” “The Road to Independence: Ghana and the Ivory Coast,” and “European Universalism: The Rhetoric of Power.” Wallerstein is also Binghamton University’s director emeritus of the Fernand Braudel Center.
He is the senior research scholar in Yale’s Department of Sociology, and joined the department in 2000. He was honored with the Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award from the American Sociological Association in 2003.
Created in March, the Excellence in Research and Practice Award will be granted every four years to a sociologist who helps promote the study and practice of sociology by exceptional contributions to the profession and the field. Wallerstein will be given the award in July 2014 at a ceremony at the World Congress of the ISA in Yokohama. From 1994 to 1998, Wallerstein served as president of the ISA.
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