The Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame is very pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 John D. McCarthy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Scholarship of Social Movements and Collective Behavior is Bert Klandermans! The award not only recognizes Bert’s extraordinary achievements in research, but also the role that he has played in mentoring successive generations of scholars. Bert is often referred to as an international ambassador for social movement scholarship, in recognition of the way in which he has connected social movement scholars in the United States to those in Europe and in other parts of the world as well. We are thrilled that Bert has honored us by agreeing to accept the award, and we hope that you will join us for the celebration.
This year’s award ceremony will be held on May 3 on the Notre Dame campus. Bert will be giving a public lecture prior to the award banquet. At the banquet, several of his friends and colleagues will be on hand to offer reflections on his work and influence on the field. It is a good bet that those paying tribute will also take advantage of the opportunity to roast as well as toast our guest of honor.
In conjunction with the presentation of the McCarthy Award, the Center for the Study of Social Movements will also be hosting the fifth annual Young Scholars in Social Movements Conference on May 2nd. Advanced graduate students and recently minted PhD’s will be invited to present their work and receive feedback from the McCarthy Award winner and a distinguished panel of senior scholars in the field. A call for nominations for the Young Scholars Conference will be issued in a separate announcement.
We hope that many of you will mark your calendars and plan to join us for these events. Please be on the lookout for more information in the coming days and weeks—including instructions on how to apply for the Young Scholars Conference. We will distribute the news on the CBSM listserv and also post the news on our Center’s website.
Director, Center for the Study of Social Movements
Professor of Sociology
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University of Notre Dame
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