Claude S. Fischer
Claude S. Fischer is Professor of the Graduate School in Sociology. His books include To Dwell Among Friends: Personal Networks in Town and City (1982); America Calling: A Social History of the Telephone to 1940 (1992); Inequality by Design: Cracking the Bell Curve Myth (1996); Century of Difference: How America Changed in the Last One Hundred Years (2006); Made in America: A Social History of American Culture and Character (2010); and Still Connected: Family and Friends in America Since 1970 (2011). A volume of his selected and updated columns from the Boston Review appeared as Lurching Toward Happiness in America (2014). Fischer was the founding editor of Contexts, the American Sociological Association's magazine of sociology for the general reader, 2001 through 2004. In 2011, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2017 to the American Philosophical Society. Fischer blogs at Made in America (http://madeinamericathebook.wordpress.com/).