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Samuel Ross Cohn Texas A&M University, College Station, USA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

Samuel Cohn is professor of sociology at Texas A&M University. He is the founder and first president of the American Sociological Association section on development. He has won the American Sociological Association’s Jessie Barnard Award for the best book on gender, his Process of Occupational Sex-Typing (Temple, 1985). Among his other works are a general book on race and gender discrimination in the United States, studies of race discrimination in American cities, a book on Brazilian economic development, and studies of development processes in 19th century Norway and the British Celtic fringe. He recently won a prize from the American Sociological Association for his service to development sociology.