Tom Pettigrew wins American sociology's highest award for social psychology

Thomas F. Pettigrew, research professor of social psychology at UC Santa Cruz, will receive the Cooley-Mead Award for Lifetime Contributions to Sociological Social Psychology from the American Sociological Association in August. It is American sociology’s highest award for social psychology and will be presented at the association’s annual meeting in San Francisco.

In addition to receiving the award, Pettigrew will present an address to the Social Psychology Section at the annual meeting.

Pettigrew, an internationally renowned expert on racism and intergroup relations, has continued to lead a distinguished research career since retiring from UCSC in 1994. In 2009, he received the University of California Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award given for accomplishments since retirement.

Three years ago he won the William Foote Whyte Distinguished Career Award of the Sociological Practice and Public Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.