2024 Pelto International Award

Friday, March 25, 9:00-10:45 am

The Pelto International Award is pre-sented to a mid-career applied social scientist from outside the U.S.The Award allows the scholar/practitioner to attend the SfAA annual meeting and enhance his/her interaction and exchange across national boundaries.

The Award grew out of the efforts of Bert’s colleagues and former students who sought to honor him by incouraging his life long interest in developing and nurturing international exchange.

The Award is mutually beneficial – the visiting scholar/practitioner has the opportunity to develop new and productive professional relationships, and through that participation, the content and conversation of the SfAA annual meeting is expanded.


Ilionor Louis.jpgIlionor Louis

Ilionor Louis works on social inequalities linked to discrimination in housing and education. He was a member of the Research Group on Popular Housing and Social Inclusion (GTHI) of the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in Quito (Ecuador), and also a member of the Working Group on Educational Policies and inequalities in Latin America from the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO). As a sociologist, he has a multidisciplinary training with a degree in Philosophy and a degree in Social Service from the State University of Haiti, a Master’s degree in Social Sciences from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (Mexico) and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Montreal. His research focuses on struggles for the recognition of marginalized populations, NGOs, and the commodification of education in connection with social inequalities.



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