David Snow, Chancellor’s Professor of Sociology at UC Irvine, will receive the 2008 Lee Founders Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems at the society’s annual meeting in Boston Aug. 1. Snow is widely recognized for his work on homelessness and social movements. His 1993 book, Down on Their Luck: A Study of Homeless Street People, co-authored with Leon Anderson, received a number of awards, including Best Book of the Year from the Pacific Sociological Association. He’s now studying homelessness in Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo and Sao Paulo, and plans to publish his findings in a book.