Professor of Sociology Claire Renzetti has been named the recipient of the Lee Founders Award by the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP). The award honors the founders of SSSP, Alfred McClung Lee and Elizabeth Bryant Lee. The Founders Award recognizes significant lifetime achievements in research, teaching, or service leading to the "betterment of human life," and commitment to social action programs that promote social justice. The award recognizes work over a distinguished career that provides understanding and insight for practical application and service at the local, state, and/or national level.
Professor Renzetti joins some notable sociologists who have received this award in the past, including Thomas C. Hood, Irving Kenneth Zola, David A. Snow, and Elliot Liebow. Claire will receive the award at the Banquet during the SSSP annual meetings this August.