Matt Desmond has received the 2017 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award for Evicted. The book also received the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal, the Order of the Coif Biennial Book Award, and the Silver Gavel Award of the American Bar Association.
Matthew Salganik and Chris Bail are creating the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, which will be funded by the Russell Sage Foundation. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in the social and data sciences (broadly conceived) to computational social science.
Han Zhang has won the Mayer N. Zald Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Student Paper Award from the Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements of ASA for his paper "Causal Impact of Witnessing Political Protest on Civic Engagement".