Waverly Duck wins Charles Horton Cooley Book Award

Waverly Duck, an associate professor of sociology in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, has won the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction’s Charles Horton Cooley Book Award for “Tacit Racism.”

The book, co-authored with Ann Warfield Rawls, was published by University of Chicago Press. It lays out the many ways in which racism is coded into the everyday social interactions of Americans.

The award is given annually by the society — an international professional organization of scholars interested in the study of social issues with an emphasis on identity, everyday practice and language — for a book that represents an important contribution to the perspective of symbolic interaction.

Duck’s fields of interest include urban ethnography.