American Sociological Association

Section on Sociology of Population

Awards


ALL NOMINEES MUST BE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THE ASA TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SECTION AWARDS


Otis Dudley Duncan Award (Book Award)

Deadline for Nominating: February 22, 2019

The Sociology of Population section is now soliciting nominations for the Otis Dudley Duncan Book Award. The Otis Dudley Duncan Award will be presented to the author(s) of a recent book that has made significant contributions to social demography. Books published in the last three calendar years (2017-2019) will be considered. Self-nominations are accepted. Please send a letter of nomination with a brief description of the book and its contribution to the field of Social Demography by email to the committee chair, with copies to the other committee members. Nominators should also request copies of the book from the publishers to be sent to all four committee members. Nominations and books should be sent by February 22, 2019.

Committee Members:

  • Jennifer Van Hook, chair, Penn State University. jxv21@psu.edu. 706 Oswald Tower. University Park , PA 16802.
  • Jennifer Bratter. Rice University. jbratter@rice.edu. Department of Sociology Rice University 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005
  • Yong Cai, University of North Carolina, caiyong@unc.edu, Sociology Department, Room 155 Hamilton Hall, 102 Emerson Dr., Chapel Hill NC 27599-3210.
  • Shannon Cavanagh. University of Texas at Austin. scavanagh@austin.utexas.edu. Department of Sociology University of Texas at Austin CLA 2.708F Austin, TX 78714-1008

Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Population (Published Article Award)

Deadline for Nominating: February 22, 2019

The section is accepting nominations for the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Population Award. The award recognizes an outstanding published article in demography or population studies. To be eligible, articles must have a 2017, 2018, or 2019 publication date. Nominations should include name of author(s), title of the article, date of publication and a brief statement explaining the significance of the work and its contribution to the sociology of population. You may submit your own work or on behalf of someone you believe has made an outstanding contributions to the sociology of population. Please send an electronic copy of the nominating letter(s) and article by email to members of the selection committee by February 22, 2019.

Nominations can also be submitted through SocArXiv, by uploading the paper to the archive and sending an email with the link to the award committee. For instructions, see this tutorial: http://bit.ly/2y7hHn3. You only need to follow Step 1, "Sharing your paper," to generate the link for submitting a nomination.

Committee Members:


Student Paper Award

Deadline for Nominating: February 22, 2019 

The Student Paper Award goes to author(s) of the best scholarly paper in social demography. This award consists of a certificate and support for travel expenses to attend the 2019 ASA meeting. The following are the submission criteria:

  • The paper can be published or unpublished; a published paper should be submitted as a PDF. A published paper should be submitted without any identifying information.
  • The paper can be sole-authored or have multiple student authors; no faculty co-authors are allowed. All authors must be currently enrolled in graduate school or have completed their Ph.D. degrees on or after January 1, 2018.
  • Papers should be article-length (approximately 40 pages including tables and figures), concise and focused. This is not a dissertation award competition.
  • The paper must use a sociological perspective to address an issue of relevance to contemporary demography, broadly defined. Purely technical papers are not eligible.
  • The paper need not be on the ASA program.
  • Membership in the Population Section of the ASA is not a requirement for the award, but is encouraged.
  • Submissions must be blinded.  That means the cover page of the paper should include a title and an abstract, but should have no other identifying information, such as name, university affiliation, address, or acknowledgements.
  • A separate cover page containing the author's name, affiliation, address, and other identifying information should be included.

The paper should be submitted to the committee members via email by February 22, 2019.

Nominations can also be submitted through SocArXiv, by uploading the paper to the archive and sending an email with the link to the award committee. For instructions, see this tutorial: http://bit.ly/2y7hHn3. You only need to follow Step 1, "Sharing your paper," to generate the link for submitting a nomination.

Committee Members:

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