Alondra Nelson Recognized with the 2023 Sage-CASBS Award

Alondra Nelson, Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, has been honored with the Sage-CASBS Award, jointly awarded by Sage Publishing and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), for her work in social and behavioral science research.

This year, Nelson is one of two recipients of the Sage-CASBS Award. She and Elizabeth Anderson, Professor at the University of Michigan, join six other scholars who have received the award since its establishment in 2013. The Sage-CASBS Award seeks to celebrate scholarship that “crosses interdisciplinary borders, generating new ways of thinking, and advancing academically derived work that informs and improves society as a whole.”

At IAS, Nelson brings an interdisciplinary and innovative approach to her studies of the social sciences––in particular, the intersection of racial formation and social citizenship, and scientific and technological phenomena. Nelson recently concluded her term in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), where she was first Principal Deputy Director for Science and Society at OSTP, before being appointed to perform the duties of director of the OSTP and as Deputy Assistant to the President. There, she lent her social science background to the formation of public policy.

Founded in 1965, Sage Publishing is the international provider of more than 1000 journals and over 800 new books each year, covering a wide range of subjects. It was founded with the belief “that social science research can and must play an important role in shaping society.”

CASBS is an interdisciplinary research lab at Stanford University. The Center was established to bring together thinkers from diverse disciplines and backgrounds to generate evidence-based solutions to societal problems.

Nelson and Anderson will appear together for an award event on November 16, 2023, at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.