GSSWSR professor, student win award for top policy paper of 2008

Posted September 10th, 2008 at 3:46 pm.

For the second time in three years, the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research’s Sanford Schram has won the American Political Science Association’s annual award for the best paper on public policy.

Schram and GSSWSR doctoral student Linda Houser presented the paper at the annual APSA meeting last year and received the award in Boston on Aug. 28. The paper, co-authored with Joe Soss of the University of Minnesota and Richard Fording of the University of Kentucky, is titled: “Deciding to Discipline: A Multi-Method Study of Race, Choice and Punishment on the Frontlines of Welfare Reform.”

The paper will also appear in a forthcoming issue of the American Sociological Review.  A book based on this research, co-authored by Schram, Soss and Fording, is to be published by the University of Chicago Press. It is titled Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and the Persistent Power of Race.

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