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Elijah Anderson    

Professor of Sociology; Author of "Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City"

Elijah Anderson is the Sterling Professor of Sociology and of African American Studies at Yale University. He is one of the leading urban ethnographers in the United States. His publications include “Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City” (1999), winner of the Komarovsky Award from the Eastern Sociological Society; “Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community” (1990), winner of the American Sociological Association’s Robert E. Park Award for the best published book in the area of Urban Sociology; and the classic sociological work, “A Place on the Corner” (1978; 2nd ed., 2003). “The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life”, was published by WW Norton in 2011, and his latest ethnographic work, “Black in White Space: The Enduring Impact of Color in Everyday Life,” will be published by Chicago University Press in January 2022. Professor Anderson is the recipient of numerous professional awards, most recently, the 2021 Stockholm Prize in Criminology.

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