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Rural Sociological Society to Honor Professor Pruitt for Excellence in Research

News Posted on July 26, 2021

The Rural Sociological Society will honor Professor Lisa Pruitt on Sunday, Aug. 1 with its Excellence in Research award.

The awards ceremony will take place virtually as part of the society’s 83rd Annual Meeting. Pruitt also will participate in conference panels.

The society’s Awards and Endowment Committee has lauded Pruitt’s contributions to rural research and scholarship as "truly unique," noting that Pruitt has “brought important attention to rural legal issues.”

Lisa R. Pruitt, Martin Luther King Jr. Professor at UC Davis School of Law, is a scholar whose recent work explores the legal relevance of rural spatiality, including how it inflects dimensions of gender, race and ethnicity.  Pruitt's work also considers rural-urban difference in transnational and international contexts. She is the recipient of the law school’s 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award.