European Academy of Sociology
Boudon Award Winners

The Raymond Boudon Award for Early Career Achievement, named after one of the staunch supporters of the EAS, Raymond Boudon, has been established to promote rigorous standards in Sociology and to recognize scholars under age 40 or within ten years after defending their dissertation.

2017 Raymond Boudon Award Winner is Arnout van de Rijt, professor of sociology, Utrecht University for his influential work in various areas within sociology including social networks, collective action, mathematical sociology, and computational and experimental methods. Much of his research revolves around the phenomenon of “cumulative advantage”: One success leads to the next. As a result, small, arbitrary differences between people, products or ideas can with time grow into large inequalities based entirely on thin air. His work is published in top sociology journals including  American Journal of Sociology and American Sociological Review.

2016 and first Raymond Boudon Award Winner is Delia Baldassarri, professor of sociology, New York University and Senior Researcher, Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics, Bocconi University, Milan for her ground breaking, creative and innovative contributions to sociology. Her work covers a large variety of topics including cooperation, voting, polarization. Her work is repeatedly published in top sociology journals such as American Journal of Sociology and American Sociological Review. Recently, Baldassarri received a prestigious European Research Council Starting Grant titled "INTERACT: INTerEthnic Relationships in contemporary CommuniTies: How does ethnoracial diversity aect in- and out-group trust, solidarity, and cooperation." The grant is for the period 2015 - 2019 and is based at Bocconi University in Milan.