American Sociological Association

Section on Sociology of Religion

Sociology of Religion Award Nominations Calls

Distinguished Book Award

The ASA Sociology of Religion Section solicits nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Book Award. The award honors a book that makes an outstanding contribution to the sociology of religion. Books published in the previous two years (copyright date of 2017 or 2018) are eligible for the 2019 award. Nominated authors must be members of the ASA Religion Section in order for their book to be considered. Please have publishers send copies of books nominated for the award to each of the committee members no later than March 1, 2019 to be considered for the award. Books may be nominated for the award by authors, publishers, or others.  Please send nominated books to each committee member at the addresses below:

Samuel Perry (Chair)
Department of Sociology
University of Oklahoma
780 Van Vleet Oval | Kaufman Hall 335A
Norman, OK 73019
samperry2011@gmail.com

Brian Starks 
2354 Loren Falls Ln
Marietta, GA 30008
bstarks3@kennesaw.edu

Orit Avishai-Bentovim
33 Blanche Ave
Demarest NJ 07627
avishai@fordham.edu

 

Distinguished Article Award

The ASA Sociology of Religion Section solicits nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Article Award. The award honors a peer-reviewed journal article or book chapter that makes an outstanding contribution to the sociology of religion. Articles and chapters published in the previous two years (2017, 2018) are eligible for the 2018 award.  Nominated authors must be members of the ASA Religion Section. Papers will be accepted in electronic form only. Please email a copy to the entire committee (listed below), in one email message, no later than March 1, 2019 to be considered for the award. Articles may be submitted by authors, editors, or others. This year, the Article Award Committee is:

Chair: Sorcha Alexandrina Brophy, sorcha.a.brophy@gmail.com 
Patricia Tevington, tevingtonp@montclair.edu
Cyrus J. Schleifer, cyrus.schleifer@ou.edu

 

Student Paper Award

The ASA Sociology of Religion Section solicits nominations for the 2019 Student Paper Award. The award honors work that makes an outstanding contribution to the sociology of religion. Either published or unpublished papers are eligible. Papers may not be longer than 40 double-spaced manuscript pages, including notes, tables, and references. Authors must be students and members of the Section at the time the paper is submitted. Papers must have been presented or published in 2017 or 2018 to eligible for the 2019 award. Papers will be accepted in electronic form only. Please email a copy to the committee chair (listed below) no later than March 1st, 2019 to be considered for the award. Papers may be submitted by authors or by others. Students may submit only one paper per year. Please note that as of this year, by a unanimous vote by Council, papers can be considered for both the student paper award and the distinguished article award – but must be sent to both committees under separate cover. Please email papers for the student paper award to the chair of the committee.  This year, the Student Paper Award Committee is:

Chair: Erin Johnston, efjohnst@stanford.edu
Nancy Ammerman, nta@bu.edu 
Di Di, di.di@rice.edu