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Carolyn Sachs, Professor of Rural Sociology, Head of Women’s Studies Department, recipient of 2013 Distinguished Rural Sociologist Award

Posted: June 11, 2013

On behalf of the Rural Sociological Society, Carolyn Sachs, Professor of Rural Sociology, Head of Women’s Studies Department, has been selected as one of two recipients of the Distinguished Rural Sociologist award for 2013.

On behalf of the Rural Sociological Society, Carolyn Sachs, Professor of Rural Sociology, Head of Women’s Studies Department, has been selected as one of two recipients of the Distinguished Rural Sociologist award for 2013. Carolyn’s contribution to the field of rural sociology research and service has been remarkable and has not gone unnoticed by her colleagues. Letters of support for Carolyn’s nomination glowed with admiration for her commitment to scholarship, which has deepened rural sociology as a field through her work in gender agriculture and environment, the sociology of agriculture, and international development. Her service to the Rural Sociological Society as past President (2005-2006), Vice President (2000), chairing a variety of significant committees, and servicing as the RSS Representative to the AAAS (2001-2004) is further evidence of the critical role she has played in advancing rural sociology. Her scholarship and service represent the best of rural sociology and RRS takes pride in their ability to celebrate Carolyn’s accomplishments. Carolyn will be presented with this award at the annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society to be held in New York City at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, August 6-9, 2013.