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Each year, the CITASA Section accepts nominations for five awards.  Below is a description of each award, the current awards committee chair(s), and the process for submission.  Watch this page for updates on deadlines and contact information.

 

AWARDS

CITASA William F. Ogburn Career Achievement Award recognizes a sustained body of research that has provided an outstanding contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the area of sociology of communications or the sociology of information technology.

CITASA Award for Public Sociology recognizes a specific achievement in teaching, the development or the use of a communication or information technology, or the dissemination of knowledge that advances public understanding or engagement with the sociology of communications or the sociology of information technology. Recipients receive $250 in recognition of their work.

CITASA Book Award recognizes an outstanding book related to the sociology of communications or the sociology of information technology.

CITASA Paper Award recognizes an outstanding published paper or book chapter related to the sociology of communications or the sociology of information technology.

CITASA Student Paper/Application Award recognizes a published or unpublished paper/book chapter, or the design or use of a communication or information technology that provides an exceptional contribution to the sociology of communications or the sociology of information technology.  The award is open to students in other disciplines than sociology.  Students do not need to be members of ASA or CITASA. Recipients receive $250 in recognition of their work.

Authorship

Books, chapters, articles, papers and computing applications may have multiple authors. In the case of student-faculty collaborations, the student must be the lead or senior author. Author’s need not have a degree in sociology or be in a sociology department to be considered for an award.

Submission Formats

Submissions involving new or existing software should include detailed descriptions of the project. Chapters, articles, papers and computing application project descriptions should be sent as email attachments. Book authors should send three copies of their book. Authors of software applications should also provide online access to their software or send three copies on CD. Submissions must be in English and written within the two calendar years prior to the award presentation. There are no limitations on length.

 

Nominations

Nominations should be sent directly to the Chair of the relevant award committee. Self nominations are welcome.