UIC SOCIOLOGY PROFESSOR WINS ASSOCIATION AWARD
William Bridges, professor and head of sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is a recipient of the 2001 Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award of the American Sociological Association.
Bridges is being honored for his book, "Legalizing Gender Inequality: Courts, Markets, and Unequal Pay for Women in America" (Cambridge University Press, 1999), co-authored by Robert Nelson of Northwestern University, who will share the award.
"Bob and I are very gratified that our peers have chosen to honor our work in this way," Bridges said. "I look forward to a time when the distribution of pay between men and women has reached a level of equity that no one bothers to write books about it anymore."
The annual award is given for a single book or monograph published within the three preceding calendar years. As winners, Bridges and Nelson will jointly present a future Sorokin Lecture, an annual lecture series featuring distinguished sociologists.
Previous publications by Bridges include "The Employment Relationship: Causes and Consequences of Modern Personnel Administration" co-authored with Wayne Villemez (Plenum Press, 1994) and numerous articles in leading journals and edited volumes.
Bridges' work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and by the American Bar Foundation. "Legalizing Gender Inequality" was also recognized by outstanding book prizes from the Center for the Study of Social Inequality at Cornell University and by the Sociology of Law Section of the ASA.
Bridges and Nelson will receive their award at the association's annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif. on Aug. 19.
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