Princeton Professor Elizabeth Levy Paluck Named 2024 David Riesman Fellow by American Academy of Political and Social Science

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, recipient of 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. She will serve as the academy’s 2024 David Riesman Fellow.

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.

President Marta Tienda of the AAPSS expressed excitement about 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 recognized Paluck’s contributions to the field as she was previously a professor at Princeton before being named a fellow.

Paluck joined Princeton in 2009 after completing her Ph.D. and B.S. in psychology from Yale University and a fellowship at the Harvard Academy for International Affairs. Her work has received numerous accolades including two Robert B. Cialdini Awards for field research

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