Viviana Zelizer receives highest award from American Sociological Association

By Daniel Day

The American Sociological Association (ASA) recognized Viviana Zelizer, the Lloyd Cotsen ’50 Professor of Sociology, for her pioneering contributions with its highest honor, the W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award. Zelizer also received the ASA’s Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology. In the W.E.B. Du Bois award citation, the committee wrote: “Considered by many one of the greatest and internationally impactful living sociologists, Professor Zelizer has, over a career spanning more than four decades, made field-defining and generative contributions to various areas, including economic sociology, the sociology of childhood, the sociology of intimacy, and perhaps most fundamentally, the sociology of money.”