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UMass sociologist gets $342,000 research award

AMHERST — Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, is one of a handful of international social scientists to receive the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s 2014 Anneliese Maier Research Award.

As part of the award, he will collect a $342,000 endowment to finance research with colleagues in Germany on labor inequalities.

Tomaskovic-Devey is one of eight award-winners selected from a total of 60 nominees from 17 countries. Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the award seeks to help promote the internationalization of the humanities and social sciences in Germany.

Tomaskovic-Devey is one of the most eminent experts in workplace and labor market inequality, a field of research usually addressed by economists. In Bielefeld, he will be involved in expanding an international research network dedicated to analyzing social inequality.

Each year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables more than 2,000 researchers from all over the world to spend time researching in Germany.

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