Mississippi State University Scholar’s Book to Be Honored by the American Sociological Association

Margaret A. Hagerman, an assistant professor of sociology at Mississippi State University, has been selected to receive the 2019 William J. Goode Book Award from the American Sociological Association. Dr. Hagerman will receive the award at the association’s annual meeting in New York City.

The award is given each year to a research-based book on the sociological study of families. Dr. Hagerman’s book is entitled White Kids: Growing Up With Privilege in a Racially Divided America (New York University Press, 2018).

Dr. Hagerman stated that “I was genuinely shocked when I received word that I had won this award, and I feel incredibly grateful to receive this honor from my colleagues.”

A native of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, Dr. Hagerman holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in sociology from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She earned a Ph.D. in sociology from Emory University in Atlanta.

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