Alondra Nelson Awarded Inaugural Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Social Sciences and Technology
The TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology at the Technical University of Munich has awarded Alondra Nelson, Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, its inaugural Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Social Sciences and Technology 2023.
With the inaugural award, TUM recognizes Nelson’s pioneering interdisciplinary scholarship and transformative work as a scholar and public intellectual, leveraging insights from science, technology, and society research and practice.
“I’m absolutely thrilled that Professor Nelson enthusiastically accepted our school’s inaugural Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Social Sciences and Technology,” says Urs Gasser, Dean of the TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology and chair of the selection committee. “I can’t think of a more accomplished scholar, generous leader, and outstanding advisor to receive this inaugural award. Alondra is a magnificent colleague who embodies both the vision behind this important prize as well as the values of our school in unique ways.”
“I have the deepest admiration for the faculty and students of the Technical University of Munich, and I’m honored to be associated with the legacy of one of its most forward-looking patrons,” said Nelson. “As technology pushes the bounds of scientific knowledge and human possibility, the work to ensure the outcomes reflect our shared democratic values and uphold human dignity and agency becomes even more critical. TUM’s School of Social Sciences and Technology is at the vanguard of this work—and I am thrilled my research and ideas hold such value to this exciting community of scholars.”
The Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Social Sciences and Technology was awarded for the first time in 2023 by the TUM School for Social Sciences and Technology at the Technical University of Munich. The prize is intended to recognize outstanding scholars and change makers in the field of social sciences in the broader sense and to provide a stay of several weeks at the TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology.
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