*Originally published in the Fall 2013 Section Newsletter*
Dr. Stryker is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology and winner of both the Cooley-Mead Award for Lifetime Contributions to Social Psychology from the Section on Social Psychology of the ASA, and the George Herbert Mead Award for Lifetime Scholarship from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. He was also awarded the W.E.B. DuBois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award from the American Sociological Association.
Two themes are crucial in describing Joseph Berger: his work and his family. While many sociologists know his work, I would like to outline a few interconnected elements of the man from the perspective of someone who has had the privilege of knowing Joe for many years.