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Professor Foster Named 2019 Co-Winner of SSSP Michael Harrington Award

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), a national organization of social action scholars that promotes research on social problems to develop informed social policy, has named Johanna Foster, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology at Monmouth University, as the co-recipient of the 2019 Michael Harrington Award.

“I am so humbled by the SSSP’s decision to honor me as a co-recipient of this award dedicated to the life and legacy of Michael Harrington,” said Foster. “At a time when we are facing such extraordinary levels of income and wealth inequality in our country, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the second Gilded Age, the role of a critical public sociology is that much more crucial, and I am grateful for the chance to contribute to that work and to represent Monmouth.”

The SSSP grants this award each year to an individual or organization that by their actions advances our understanding of poverty, social class, and/or inequality, and/or proposes effective and practical ways to attend to the needs of the economically marginalized and reduce class inequalities.

The SSSP will present the award to Foster at the upcoming annual meetings to be held this August in New York City.