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Daw Clawson Activist-Scholar Award

Dr. Nancy Plankey-Videla is a co-winner of the inaugural Dan Clawson Activist-Scholar Award given by the ASA Labor and Labor Movements Section.

The call for nominations states that the award should go to someone who “demonstrates a long-standing commitment to engaging in scholarship and activism that directly addresses social and economic justice. In addition to a strong record of scholarship, the nominee should actively engage in movements for positive social change and demonstrate some of the core values central to Dan Clawson’s life: collegiality, mentorship, kindness, and generosity.”

The committee believes that Dr. Plankey-Videla exemplify both the balance between research and political engagement and these important core values. An excerpt of the citation reads, “We all know that Nancy is the author of the award-winning book, We are in this Dance Together: Gender, Power, and Globalization in a Mexican Garment Firm, and many scholarly articles in Social Forces and other venues. What you may not know is that she is a founder of and tireless leader in The Brazos Interfaith Immigration Network (BIIN), founded in May 2011 in Bryan-College Station, Texas ‘to promote the human dignity and well-being of all immigrants.’ Nancy has been integral to BIIN’s programs. She has taught Spanish language citizenship classes, led legal workshops, helped organize the Sanctuary in the Streets response to ICE raids, worked tirelessly to promote the worker rights of local immigrants especially in the area of wage theft, and helped to establish the Centro de Derechos Laborales.”

Congratulations to Dr. Plankey-Videla!