Jennifer Lee Selected As American Academy of Political and Social Science Fellow

Jennifer Lee, current Member in the School of Social Science, has been selected by the American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) as one of six 2023 Fellows. The fellowship rewards scholars and public servants whose contributions to social science have “deepened public understanding of human behavior and social dynamics.”

Lee is a sociologist whose work on the Asian American community extends to topics such as immigration, ethnic conflict, intermarriage, and violence. At IAS, Lee is writing a book on COVID-19, showing how the anti-Asian racism of this moment reflects a legacy of xenophobia, misogyny, and exclusion that is embedded in our laws, institutions, and history of science and medicine.

One of the nation’s oldest learned societies, the AAPSS was founded in 1889 with the aim to bring advanced social research together with effective political policy. Since its founding, it has supported a wide range of social disciplines in the service of policy making. 

“The influential scholarship of these six eminent scholars illustrates the far-reaching significance of the social sciences for evidence-based policy,” said Marta Tienda, president of the AAPSS. “We are so pleased to welcome them as fellows of the academy.”