Arnout van de Rijt receives the 2020 Robert K. Merton Award. We congratulate him for his excellent paper on self-correcting dynamics in social influence processes (AJS, 2019). Our honorable mention goes to Lars Leszczensky and Sebastian Pink for their network study on the drivers of ethnic homophily (ASR, 2019). We are proud for having received a great set of submissions.

For more information on the statement by the committee, click here. To visit past winners of the award, click here.


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The Robert K. Merton Award for the best paper in analytical sociology is an annual award announced at the annual INAS conference.

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