Department of Sociology

Dr. Christine Williams Receives 2014 Jessie Bernard Award from ASA

Mon, August 11, 2014
Dr. Christine Williams Receives 2014 Jessie Bernard Award from ASA

Dr. Christine Williams received the 2014 Jessie Bernard Award from the American Sociological Association.

The Jessie Bernard Award recognizes scholarly work that significantly expands the scholarship on women in society. This year the award went to two recipients, Dr. Esther Ngan-ling Chow at American University, and Dr. Christine Williams at The University of Texas at Austin.
The committee recognized Christine "for a career marked by innovative insights into gender and sexuality in the workplace. Professor Williams' research reflects a willingness to challenge established thinking—for example, exploring connections between psychoanalysis and sociology or critiquing her own concept of the 'glass escalator.' Professor Williams has mentored many of sociology’s newest leaders, co-authoring manuscripts with students, providing junior scholars significant professional opportunities, and championing first-time authors. Professor Williams' numerous publications, awards, and terms in elected office point to the success and tirelessness of her insistence that feminism be central to sociological inquiry."

Watch the award presentation here.

We're so proud of you, Christine!

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