Professors Alondra Nelson and Patrick Sharkey to join the Princeton Sociology Department on July 1
Alondra Nelson is one of the country’s foremost thinkers in the fields of science, technology, social inequality, and race. Her groundbreaking books include The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome and Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination. Nelson is currently Professor of Sociology at Columbia. She was the university’s first Dean of Social Science and will continue to serve as President of Social Science Research Council. She joins the department as Lecturer with the Rank of Professor at the same time that she assumes the Harold F. Linder Chair in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study.
Patrick Sharkey is one of the nation’s leading authorities on urban policy, crime, and violence. He is currently a Professor of Sociology at NYU and Scientific Director of Crime Lab, NY. Among his many works are the pathbreaking books Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress Toward Racial Equality and Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence. Sharkey joins the Princeton department as Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, and as an affiliate of the Office of Population Research.