Bruce western 2020 FELLOW OF THE AAPSS

With the induction of the 2020 cohort, the AAPSS will have awarded 140 Fellowships in the 20 years that its Fellows program has existed. Most of the Academy’s Fellows are university-based scholars who have changed our understanding of human behavior and the world in which we live; others are public servants who have used scholarly research in government to improve the common good.

Editor's note:

Bruce Western is a sociologist who studies the connections between political institutions and social and economic inequality, with a focus on criminal justice policy and incarceration. Western’s research has detailed the causes, scope, and consequences of the historic growth in U.S. prison populations. He is the Bryce Professor of Sociology and Social Justice and codirector of the Justice Lab at Columbia University.

February 28, 2020