Sociology professor, husband receive lifetime achievement award

By Staff


University of Colorado at Boulder sociology Professor Patti Adler and her husband, Peter, a professor in the department of sociology and criminology at the University of Denver, recently were presented with the George Herbert Mead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Aug. 16 presentation marked the first time the honor was presented jointly to a collaborating couple.

The Adlers have been co-authoring since 1972 and their career accomplishments include the co-writing and/or editing of more than 20 books, more than 100 scholarly articles and chapters, and the reprinting of their work more than 100 times in readers and anthologies.

They received their bachelor's degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, their master's degrees from the University of Chicago and their Ph.D.s from the University of California, San Diego.

"Paradise Laborers," published in 2004, was the recipient of the North Central Sociological Association's Scholarly Achievement Award. Their most recent book, "The Tender Cut: The Social Transformation of Self-Injury," is forthcoming with NYU Press.

Patti Adler has previously received the Excellence in Teaching Award; the Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Work; and the College Scholar Award at the University of Colorado at Boulder.