Robin Stryker

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Title: Social Sciences Educator

Tucson, Arizona, United States

Robin Stryker, Social Sciences Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Sociology.

Dr. Stryker has been a research director with the National Institute for Civil Discourse at the University of Arizona since 2012, and a professor with the university since 2008. Her father was an accomplished social psychologist, and Dr. Stryker initially wanted to be a lawyer, but loved sociology too much to stay away. Today, she is an internationally known scholar of behavioral sciences, and was a Jean Monet Fellow of the Robert Schuman Center at the European University Institute, as well as a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University from 2016 to 2017. She was invited as a visiting professor to the École des Hautes Études de Sciences Sociales in 2011, and returned in 2016 to teach at SciencesPo in the city of lights.

A recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Stryker has appeared in the 64th edition of Who’s Who in America. She graduated with a BA in sociology, summa cum laude, from Smith College in 1975, and further earned a MS in the subject from the University of Wisconsin before conducting coursework with Yale University and Indiana University. In 1986, Dr. Stryker completed a PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin. She joined the University of Iowa as an assistant professor, and has since enjoyed a lucrative career in the behavioral sciences. She has been a contributor and reviewer for numerous sociology publications.

Dr. Stryker is a member of such professional groups as the American Sociological Association, the National Science Foundation, and the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. She received a 2014 Graduate and Professional Teaching and Mentoring Award from the University of Arizona, the latest in a slew of accolades that includes an Earl H. Carroll Magellan Fellowship, a 2005 Best Article Award in the Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association, and a 1997 Founder’s Prize from the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. Dr. Stryker is known for her one-on-one mentoring for graduate students, and has helped many go on to master’s theses and dissertations.

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