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Waverly Duck Wins Charles Horton Cooley Book Award

Waverly Duck in a dark suit and blue shirt

University of Pittsburgh faculty member Waverly Duck has won the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction’s (SSSI) 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 SSSI, an international professional organization of scholars interested in the study of social issues with an emphasis on identity, everyday practice and language. This award is given for a book that represents an important contribution to the perspective of symbolic interaction.

Duck is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology within the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences whose fields of interest include urban ethnography.