Citation for Distinguished Scholarship

Mildred Schwartz awarded Citation for Distinguished Scholarship in Canadian Studies  

The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States is pleased to recognize the research contributions of Mildred Schwartz to the study of Canada by awarding her this Citation for Distinguished Scholarship in Canadian Studies. Professor Schwartz has published five books, among her book length list of publications, which deal with aspects of Canadian Politics. Three of the books, Political Parties and the Canadian Social Structure with F.C. Engelmann, Public Opinion and Canadian Identity, and Politics and Territory: The Sociology of Regional Persistence in Canada, were examples of cutting edge breakthrough research which has influenced several generations of Canadian scholars.

This impact was recognized by the University of Calgary, where she began her academic career in the Department of Sociology in 1962, when in the Spring of 1999, the University organized a conference in honor of Mildred Schwartz that examined the changing character of party competition and party alignment inCanada centered on the character of regionalism. Papers from the conference were published by Oxford University Press in 2002 with the title, Regionalism and Party Politics in Canada, edited by Lisa Young and Keith Archer. Additionally, Professor Schwartz has authored more than thirty articles or chapters that deal with various dimensions of parties and the political process in Canada.

Currently, she has an additional article about political movements in the Canadian and the United States west under review. Her attachment to the University ofCalgary also includes her tenure there as the first Enders Fellow in 1998-99. She also served on the first executive committee of ACSUS from 1971 until 1975. It is therefore proper and fitting that we award her with this Citation as Distinguished Scholar of Canadian Studies on this day of November 22, 2003.

Mildred A. Schwartz is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois-Chicago and a Visiting Scholar at New York University. She was born and brought up in Toronto, where she attended the University of Toronto. Although long aU.S. resident, she remains tied to Canada through family, friends, and an abiding interest in Canadian society and politics. In addition, she is an active member, among other groups, of the Canadian Political Science Association, the American Sociological Association, the American Political Science Association, and the Social Science History Association. She has been president of the Social Science History Association, chair of the Political Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association, and chair of the Council for the Inter-University Consortium for Social and Political Research.


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