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Phil Converse

Phil Converse

2001 Warren E. Miller Award for Meritorious Service to the Social Sciences

Phil Converse is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Political Science at the University of Michigan. In 1962, he became the first Associate Director of the Inter-university Consortium for Political Research. During the 1980s he served as Director of the Center for Political Studies at U-M's Institute for Social Research, Director of the Institute for Social Research, and then as Director of Stanford's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences and received an award for Exceptionally Distinguished Achievement from AAPOR. He has been an Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and a Guggenheim Fellow. His publications include The American Voter; Social Psychology: The Study of Human Interaction; Elections and the Political Order; Vietnam and the Silent Majority; The Human Meaning of Social Change; The Use of Time; The Dynamics of Party Support: Cohort-Analyzing Party Identification; The Quality of American Life; American Social Attitudes Data Sourcebook; and Political Representation in France. His articles include two that will be published in 2002.

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