Elizabeth Anderson and Alondra Nelson Win 2023 Sage-CASBS Award

Sage and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University announced Elizabeth Anderson and Alondra Nelson as the winners of the 2023 Sage-CASBS Award. Sage and CASBS are both COSSA members.

The Award recognizes accomplishments in the behavioral and social sciences that push the boundaries of our understanding of social issues and highlights the role of the social and behavioral sciences in enhancing public discourse and good governance.

Elizabeth Anderson is a renowned philosopher specializing in moral, social, and political philosophy; feminist theory; social epistemology; and the philosophy of economics and social sciences. Anderson currently serves as the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, the John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies, and the Max Shaye Professor of Public Philosophy at the University of Michigan.

Alondra Nelson is a sociologist and recent Deputy Director for Science and Society at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Most of her work has explored ways in which science and technology intertwine with issues concerning equity, power, and inclusion and their effects for marginalized communities. While at OSTP, Nelson led efforts on federally funded research accessibility, scientific integrity, and on a bill of rights for protecting privacy, enhancing transparency, and promoting equity in the use of artificial intelligence technologies. Nelson currently serves as the Harold F. Linder Chair and Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey and is also a distinguished senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.

The work from both Nelson and Anderson illuminate public understanding and advance national discourse on how systems of power and social structures enable inequalities and impact marginalized communities.

In addition to a cash prize, Anderson and Nelson will participate in an in-person award event on November 16, 2023, at CASBS. The event will be free and open to the public with registration, and will be livestreamed. CASBS will announce event details later this year.

The official announcement of the winners can be found on the CASBS website.


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