Berkeley political scientist Paul Pierson named to prestigious U.S. academy

March 14, 2022

Paul Pierson, an influential UC Berkeley scholar and author focused on the challenges confronting American democracy, has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS).

Pierson will be one of seven “extraordinarily accomplished” scholars inducted at a ceremony later this year, the AAPSS announced today. He has been a prolific scholar and analyst, with recent work exploring how the nation’s dysfunctional politics threaten the well-being of its people and the health of democracy itself.

“Each year, the Academy welcomes a new class of fellows whose influential research showcases the importance of the social sciences in addressing issues ranging from racial and economic inequality to extremism in political parties,” said Marta Tienda, president of the AAPSS. “The 2022 class of AAPSS Fellows includes social and political scientists whose distinguished scholarship has and continues to elevate prominent policy discussions.”

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