The Mildred A. Schwartz Lifetime Achievement Award honors one of the leading lights in the field of Political Sociology and in the study of Canada. Educated at the University of Toronto, with her doctorate from Columbia University, Mildred taught for thirty years at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Her scholarly corpus includes over sixty articles and ten books, of which two early monographs are classics: Public Opinion and Canadian Identity (University of California Press, 1967) and Politics and Territory: The Sociology of Regional Persistence in Canada (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1974).
Mildred has served on numerous standing committees of the American Political Science Association, the American Sociological Association, and the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States. Currently a Visiting Scholar at New York University, Mildred had previous visiting professorships at the University of Calgary and Harvard University and was invited to lecture at numerous universities worldwide, including Princeton, Duke, University of Chicago, Hebrew University, McGill University, and Cambridge University.