Professor Tim Black Chosen for North Central Sociological Association’s Scholarly Achievement Award

Professor Tim Black and co-author Sky Keyes’ book, It’s a Setup: Fathering from the Social and Economic Margins, was recently chosen for the North Central Sociological Association’s Scholarly Achievement Award. Examining the political and economic conditions faced by low-income fathers, Black and Keyes discuss the contradictory phenomenon that “as expectations of fatherhood and involvement have changed rapidly within a generation, labor force and state support for fathering on the margins has deteriorated.” Ranked highest among a plethora of nominated works by a three-member committee of judges, the award itself is a showcase of the hard work and dedication put towards his and co-author Sky Keyes’ sociological research.

It’s a Setup will be honored during an awards ceremony at the NCSA’s meeting on March 24-25, 2023 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Congratulations, Tim!