The Institute for Sociology welcomes Dr Jan Marie Fritz for a period of four months (September–December 2016) as Fulbright Scholar.
Dr. Jan Marie Fritz is a Professor in the School of Planning (and affiliated with the Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Department of Sociology) at the University of Cincinnati as well as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Johannesburg. She has received many other grants and awards. For instance, she was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Human Rights and International Studies at the Danish Institute of Human Rights in Copenhagen, Denmark (2011-12) and a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. (2012-13)
She received the DAAP College Award (University of Cincinnati) for Outstanding Research and Creative Work in 2008, the American Sociological Association’s Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology in 2010 and the Ohio Mediation Association’s Better World Award for a distinguished career in mediation in 2011.
She is a past Vice-President for Finance of the International Sociological Association (ISA) and has represented the ISA, for many years, to the United Nations. She has organized ISA sessions at the parallel events connected with the meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. She was the president of ISA’s RC46 Clinical Sociology and a past vice president of RC26 Sociotechnics-Sociological Practice. She now is a board member of both ISA groups and was the founder and convener of the Cincinnati for CEDAW Community Coalition (CCCC).
She has written or edited more than 120 publications including the award-winning International Clinical Sociology (Springer, 2008), “Special Education Mediation in the United States” (People with Health Limitations in Modern Society, 2010), “Women, Peace, Security and the National Action Plans (Journal of Applied Social Science, 2011), “Addressing Environmental Racism” (SOCIOIIPOCTIP, 2011), “Including Sociological Practice” in The Shape of Sociology for the 21st Century, 2012), “Practicing Sociology: Clinical Sociology and Human Rights” (Handbook of Sociology and Human Rights, 2012), Moving Toward a Just Peace: The Mediation Continuum (Springer, 2014) and (with Jacques Rhéaume) Community Intervention: Clinical Sociology Perspectives (Springer, 2014).