European Academy of Sociology - Fellows

Prof. Dr. Delia Baldassarri

New York University
Department of Sociology
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Prof. Dr. Delia Baldassarri

Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology

2016 Raymond Boudon Award winner of the EAS

Delia Baldassarri is Professor in the Department of Sociology at New York University and Senior Researcher at Bocconi University, Milan. She earned a Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Research from the University of Trento, Italy (2006), and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University (2007). Previously, she started in 2007 as an Assistant Professor and later became an Associate Professor at Princeton University. Her research interests are in the fields of Economic Sociology, Political Sociology, Social Networks, and Analytical Sociology. Her current research projects include a book project, Centrifugal Politics, Crosscutting People, that investigates the demographic and social network bases of partisanship in American public opinion, and a study of the emergence of cooperation in complex societies, focusing on the empirical case of ethnically heterogeneous communities. In addition to the Raymond Boudon Award for early career achievement from the EAS, Baldassarri received the Freeman Award, given by the International Network of Social Network Analysis to distinguished scholars in the field of social networks,and the Hans L. Zetterberg Prize in Sociology. She has received awards from the American Sociological Association for her work in the subfields of Economic Sociology, Mathematical Sociology, Collective Behavior and Social Movements, Rationality and Society, and Cultural Sociology, the R.V. Gould award from the American Journal of Sociology, and the Best Book in Political Science award from the Italian Political Science Association. Her work has appeared in many leading journals, among which the Proceedings of the National Academy of ScienceAmerican Journal of SociologyAmerican Sociological Review, and American Journal of Political Science