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  1. Section on Emotions Past Award Recipients

    The Section on the Sociology of Emotions' Graduate Student Paper Award

    2019: Carley Geiss, University of South Florida, “Connecting Practical Doings to Cultural Meanings: Exploring the Work of Moral Mediators in Human Service Organizations”

    2018: Amanda Barrett Cox, "Correcting Behaviors and Policing Emotions: How Behavioral Infraction Become Feeling-Rule Violations," Symbolic Interaction 39(3):484-503. 2016.

  2. Section on Human Rights Award Recipients

    The Section on Sociology of Human Rights' Best Graduate Student Paper Award

    2019: Andrew P. Davis, "Middle Status Conformity in the World Polity: Global Institutional Embeddedness and Sexual Violence in Civil Conflict" 

    2019 Honorable Mention: Ioana Sendroiu, "Human Rights as Uncertain Performance during the Arab Spring"

    2018: Saskia Nauenberg Dunkell, "Decoupling Transitional Justice: Selective Approaches for Addressing Human Rights Abuses in Colombia”

  3. Section on the Sociology of Law Award Recipients

    The Section on the Sociology of Law's Career Award

    2006: Red Schwartz, Brown University


    The Section on the Sociology of Law's Distinguished Article Award

    2019: Spencer Headworth, “Getting to Know You:  Welfare Fraud Investigation and the Appropriation of Social Ties,” American Sociological Review 84(1):171-196. 2019.

  4. Population Section Awards Recipients History

    Award for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Population

    2019: Alexandra Killewald and Brielle Bryan, “Falling Behind: The Role of Inter- and Intragenerational Processes in Widening Racial and Ethnic Wealth Gaps through Early and Middle Adulthood,” Social Forces 97(2):705-740. 2018.

    2019 Honorable Mention: Eliza Brown and Mary Patrick, “Time, Anticipation, and the Life Course: Egg Freezing as Temporarily Disentangling Romance and Reproduction,” American Sociological Review 83(5):959-982. 2018.

  5. The Section on Sociology of Religion Award Recipients

    The Section on Sociology of Religion's Distinguished Article Award

    2019: Brian Powell, Landon Schnabel, and Lauren Apgar, "Denial of service to same-sex and interracial couples: Evidence from a national survey experiment," Science Advances 3(12). 2017.

    2019 Honorable Mention: Paul Joosse, "Max Weber’s Disciples: Theorizing the Charismatic Aristocracy," Sociological Theory 35(4):334-358. 2017.

  6. Sex and Gender Recipients History

    The Section on the Sociology of Sex and Gender's Distinguished Article Award

    (Award established in 1998)

    2019: Natasha Quadlin, Ohio State University, "The Mark of a Woman’s Record: Gender and academic performance in hiring," American Sociological Review 83(2):331-360. 2018.

    2018: Angela Frederick, "Risky Mothers and the Normalcy Project: Women with Disabilities Negotiate Scientific Motherhood," Gender & Society 31(1):74-95. 2017. 

  7. Teaching and Learning Section Awards Recipients History

    The Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology Section’s Carla B. Howery Award for Developing Teacher-Scholars

    2018: Edward Kain, Southwestern University

    2017: Mindy Stombler, Georgia State University

    2016: Mary Nell Trautner, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

    2015: Helen A. Moore, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

    2012: Michael Schwartz, State University of New York, Stony Brook

  8. Theory Section Awards Recipients History

    The Theory Section's Edward Shils- James Coleman Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper

    Award established in 1996.

    2019: Amanda Cheong, Princeton University, “Legal Omission as Political Strategy: Motivations for and Consequences of Deliberate Contractions of the State's Administrative Power” 

    2019: Neil Gong, University of California, Los Angeles, “That Proves You Mad, Because You Know it Not: Impaired Insight and the Dilemma of Governing Psychiatry Patients as Legal Subjects,” Theory and Society 46(3):201-228. 2017. 

  9. Section Membership Data

    ASA continously tracks the number of members in its sections. Section membership changes on a daily basis as more members join throughout the year. Click here for current section membership counts as of August 16th, 2019. Below are the final counts as of the last day of the membership year, September 30.