RSF Announces New Margaret Olivia Sage Scholars

March 22, 2017

The Russell Sage Foundation’s Board of Trustees has selected three new Margaret Olivia Sage Scholars: Ira Katznelson (Columbia University), Hazel Rose Markus (Stanford University), and Richard H. Thaler (University of Chicago). The three scholars will spend time in residence at RSF in future academic years.

Ira Katznelson is Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University and president of the Social Science Research Council. He is a former chair of the RSF Board of Trustees and co-editor of the RSF book Preferences and Situations (2007). He has also served as president of the American Political Science Association and president of the Social Science History Association. His most recent book, Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time, was awarded the Bancroft Prize in History and the Woodrow Wilson Award in Political Science.

Hazel Rose Markus is Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences and the co-director of the Social Psychological Answers to Real-world Questions (SPARQ) center at Stanford University. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a former Guggenheim Fellow. She has served as president of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and is co-editor of the RSF books Engaging Cultural Differences (2002), Just Schools (2008), and Facing Social Class (2012).

Richard H. Thaler is Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a member of the RSF Behavioral Economics Roundtable and a former member of the RSF Board of Trustees. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a former president of the American Economic Association. He is co-author of the book Nudge (2008), and author of Misbehaving (2015) and Quasi Rational Economics (1994).

The Margaret Olivia Sage Scholars are distinguished social scientists selected by the Board of Trustees on the basis of their outstanding career accomplishments to RSF’s priority program areas. Read more about MOS Scholars.

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