Myers Named a Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
March 13, 2024

Professor Samuel Myers Jr. is one of eight fellows chosen by the American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) for 2024. Each year the academy selects scholars and public intellectuals to become fellows, in recognition of their contributions to social science and the extent to which their work has deepened public understanding of social dynamics.

Myers is being recognized for the contributions he has made to the advancement of social science and to public understanding of the human condition.

"His research and teaching have made the study of racial inequality essential to understanding policy, and policy analysis essential to the teaching of African American studies," the academy said in its announcement. 

Myers was awarded the AAPSS’s inaugural Rebecca Blank Fellowship, named in memory of Blank, a renowned economist and higher education leader, who died in 2023 at age 67. Blank, who served as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2013 to 2022, was an AAPSS member and recipient of the group's Moynihan Prize in 2015. 

An induction ceremony is planned for the fall.