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1Name:  Dr. Claude S. Fischer
 Institution:  University of California, Berkeley
 Year Elected:  2017
 Class:  3. Social Sciences
 Subdivision:  301. Anthropology, Demography, Psychology, and Sociology
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1948
Claude S. Fischer is Professor of the Graduate School in Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has been since 1972. Most of his early research focused on urban studies, social networks, and economic inequality (The Urban Experience, 1976; Fischer et al., Networks and Places, 1977; To Dwell Among Friends, 1982; Fischer et al., Inequality by Design, 1996). More recently, he has worked on American social history: adoption of the telephone (America Calling, 1992); social change during the 20th century (Fischer and Hout, Century of Difference, 2006); and a social history of American culture and character (Made in America, 2010). In 2011, he published Still Connected: Family and Friends in America Since 1970. Several of these books have won awards. A collection of his columns for the Boston Review appeared in 2014 as Lurching Toward Happiness in America. His major current project, funded by the National Institute of Aging, is a multi-year panel study of how personal ties change. In 1996, Fischer won Robert and Helen Lynd Award of the American Sociological Association for lifetime contributions to urban studies. In 2011, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Fischer blogs at .
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