Alondra Nelson has been announced as the winner of the 2023 Sage-CASBS Award from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and Sage, the global academic publisher of books, journals, and library resources. Established in 2013, the Sage-CASBS Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the behavioral and social sciences that advances the understanding of pressing social issues. Dr. Nelson will be awarded a cash prize and honored at a ceremony at Stanford University in November.
Since 2019, Dr. Nelson has served on the faculty of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, as the Harold F. Linder Chair and Professor of Social Science. She also is a distinguished senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. Professor Nelson previously held academic appointments in the department of sociology and the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Columbia University and in the departments of sociology and African American studies at Yale University. Professor is the author of the award-winning book Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) and The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome (Beacon Press, 2016).
Professor Nelson is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of California, San Diego, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She holds a doctoral degree in American studies from New York University.