Sociologist, student receive award from American Sociological Association

Author: Erik Runyon


Daniel J. Myers, professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame, andBeth Schaefer Caniglia, former Notre Dame graduate student, have received the Best Published Article Award from the American Sociological Association (ASA) for their paper titledAll the Rioting Thats Fit to Print: Selection Effects in National Newspaper Coverage of Civil Disorders, 1968-1969.The article appeared in the August 2004 issue of theAmerican Sociological Review.

Honored in the ASAs category of Collective Behavior and Social Movements, the article examined reports of riots that were recorded in newspapers across the country in the late 1960s.The information was then compiled into a comprehensive data set.

A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1998, Myers specializes in collective behavior and social movements, racial rioting of the 1960s and 70s, media coverage of protests, mathematical models of collective action, demonstrations, and game theory.He is chair of the Department of Sociology and a faculty fellow in Notre Dames Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

Beth Schaefer Caniglia earned her doctoral degree in sociology from Notre Dame in 2001 and currently is an assistant professor of sociology atOklahomaStateUniversity.

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