Almeling and Hunter win Prestigious Yale College Prizes

Department News
Faculty Awards and Recognition
October 24, 2013


Assistant Professors of Sociology Rene Almeling and Marcus Hunter have won prestigious Yale College prizes this year, in recognition of their achievements in research and teaching.

Rene received the 2013 Arthur Greer Memorial Prize in recognition of her work on the medical profession’s cultural and regulatory influence on bodily goods and processes. The Greer prize was established in 1987 by alumni of the Book and Snake Society to honor Arthur Greer ‘26S. The Greer Prize carries an award of research funds and is awarded annually to one or two junior faculty members from the natural or social sciences at Yale: it is one of Yale College’s highest honors.

Marcus has received the 2013 Poorvu Family Award for Interdisciplinary Teaching, which recognizes his contribution to innovative teaching at Yale, particularly in his cross-listed Sociology/African American Studies class “The Intersectional City: Identity and Inequality in Urban America”. The Poorvu Family Award is given to outstanding junior faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching in interdisciplinary undergraduate programs. Besides paying tribute to these junior faculty members, the award, in the form of a research fund, allows them to focus during the summer months on the research essential to their development as scholars and teachers.

Congratulations to Rene and Marcus on their wonderful work!