American Journal of Sociology announces 2011 Gould Prize winner
September 27, 2011
The editors of the American Journal of Sociology announced last month that Balazs Vedres (Central European University) and David Stark (Columbia University) are the recipients of the eighth annual Roger V. Gould Prize for the article "Structural Folds: Generative Disruption in Overlapping Groups." The prize is given annually to a recent AJS article that embodies the qualities typical of the work of the late Roger Gould—empirically rigorous, theoretically grounded, and lucidly written.
Vedres is associate professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Central European University in Budapest. Stark is Arthur Lehman Professor of Sociology and International Affairs and chair of the Department of Sociology at Columbia University. Both have previously published in AJS.
In honor of the award, the University of Chicago Press has temporarily lifted access control to the article "Structural Folds: Generative Disruption in Overlapping Groups," AJS 115 (2010): 1150-90. All visitors to the University of Chicago Press web site will be able to read the full-text version of the award-winning scholarship.
The award, which included in a cash prize of $1,500 to each author, was formally presented at the AJS luncheon at the 106th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 20-23, 2011.