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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Smeeding, known for income/poverty research, named as Galbraith Fellow

The American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) has named La Follette School Professor Tim Smeeding as its John Kenneth Galbraith Fellow for 2017. Each year, AAPSS invites a small group of outstanding scholars and public servants to join the academy in recognition of the contributions they have made to improving society through research and public service.

Fellows include sociologists, political scientists, psychologists, and economists as well as scholars and practitioners in communications, education, government, and public policy. Each Fellowship is named after a distinguished scholar or civic leader who reflects the broad and interdisciplinary nature of the Academy.

“This is one of the highest awards for a social scientist, and Tim is hugely deserving” said La Follette School Director Don Moynihan. “He is a compassionate and exceptional scholar and public servant, and UW–Madison is extremely fortunate to have Tim among its world-class faculty members who provide excellent classroom teaching and wide-reaching research. I am honored to have him as a colleague.”