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Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology Arne Kalleberg has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit organization of the country’s leading researchers. The academy recognizes and promotes outstanding science through election to membership and through publication in its journal, PNAS.

On April 30th, the academy announced the election of 120 new members and 24 international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

A member of the Carolina faculty since 1986, Kalleberg studies labor force issues at the interface of sociology, economics and psychology. His most recent book is “Precarious Asia: Global Capitalism and Work in Japan, South Korea and Indonesia.” His book “Good Jobs, Bad Jobs: The Rise of Polarized and Precarious Employment Systems in the United States, 1970s to 2000” won book awards from the American Sociological Association and the Academy of Management.

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