The INSNA Freeman Award is given annually to a distinguished scholar in the field of social networks for significant contributions to the scientific study of social structure.
The award is designed to be given to a young scholar who is an INSNA member and in the earlier stages of their research career (i.e., someone under 40 years old or someone who has received their PhD within the past 10 years). Consideration is also given to persons who have come to education later in life or who have interrupted their career for any reason (family, health, etc.).
The award winner will be announced at INSNA’s Annual Sunbelt Meeting. The award recipient will give a plenary lecture at the following Sunbelt meeting; this plenary will review the work for which the award was given. Expenses for the conference will be part of the award.
Questions regarding nominations to Laura Koehly, INSNA President, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 - Michele Barnes
Dr Barnes is pioneering the use of multilevel social-ecological networks in furthering understanding of environmental governance and human-nature interactions, and consequences thereof. Despite receiving her PhD only 8 years ago (2015) Dr. Barnes already published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles in journals such as PNAS, Nature Climate Change, Nature Sustainability, and Social Networks. She already generated over 4500 citations with an h-index of 27. She has served INSNA on the Sunbelt 2022 Cairns Organizing Committee, and she has recently been elected member of INSNA board of directors.
2022 Winner - Peng Wang
2021 Winner - Christoph Stadtfeld
2020 Winner - Abby E. Rudolph
2019 Winner - Pavel Krivitsky