Institute for Research in the Social Sciences
Paula England Elected as AAPSS Fellow
Sociology professor Paula England was recently elected a fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. The Academy recognizes and honors individual social scientists for their outstanding contributions to social science and their sustained efforts to communicate their research beyond their disciplines.
England’s research focuses on gender inequality in labor markets, and on how changes in family life are affected by the gender and class systems. She is currently an IRiSS faculty fellow, serving as co-director of a new Stanford-Harvard initiative called the Collaboration for Poverty Research. Run under the auspices of the Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, the initiative aims to organize social science research in order to promote new policy initiatives to deal with social problems related to inequality and poverty. In her role, England will convene and oversee thematic task forces that will synthesize research on pressing national problems of economic insecurity, urban violence and incarceration, and unplanned pregnancies.
In addition, England is an affiliate of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research and is a former editor of the American Sociological Review.