By Isheka N. Harrison

March 14, 2022

Renowned economist, reparations scholar and Duke University Professor Dr. William “Sandy” Darity has received another honor for his work.

The American Academy of Political & Social Science (AAPSS) announced on Wednesday, March 9 that Darity was among its class of seven 2022 scholars.

“Each year, the Academy welcomes a new class of Fellows whose influential research showcases the importance of the social sciences in addressing issues ranging from racial and economic inequality to extremism in political parties,” Marta Tienda, president of AAPSS, said in a news release. “The 2022 class of AAPSS Fellows includes social and political scientists whose distinguished scholarship has and continues to elevate prominent policy discussions.”

Duke and Darity himself also shared the news.

“Deeply honored to be included in this year’s class of fellows by the American Academy of Political and Social Science @TheAAPSS as the WEB DuBois Fellow,” Darity tweeted. “Proud to follow in the steps of @ProfCAnderson!”