College of Liberal Arts

Sociology Chair Recognized for Career Achievement

Thu, Mar 7, 2019
Crosnoe, sociology professor and chair
Crosnoe, sociology professor and chair

The Society for Research in Child Development has recognized University of Texas at Austin sociologist  Rob Crosnoe for his distinguished career contributions to the study of child development.

Crosnoe was one of six researchers in the United States to be recognized by the society for career success. Most notably, Crosnoe’s award recognizes his interdisciplinary approach to understanding child development. In his research, Crosnoe untangles the intricacies among adolescents’ health, development and educational trajectories and how they contribute to population-level inequalities.

“Anyone who has raised a kid or taught a kid or even seen one out in the wild knows that things can get complicated really fast, and that complexity means that any one disciplinary approach to studying child development has its limits,” said Crosnoe, professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at UT Austin. “That is why I have tried to integrate disciplinary perspectives and approaches in my own research while trying to forge interdisciplinary professional activities and networks in the field more broadly. It is nice to get recognized for that.”

Crosnoe has been a member of the NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, the Collaborative on the Analysis of Pathways from Childhood to Adulthood, and the Institute of Medicine Study Group on Young Adult Health and Safety, and he has won early career awards from the Society for Research in Child Development, the Society for Research on Human Development, and the Children and Youth Section of the American Sociological Association. He currently is the Deputy Editor of Journal of Marriage and Family and sits on the Governing Council of Society for Research in Child Development and the Board of the Council on Contemporary Families.




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