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Call for Nominations
for 2005 Section Awards

ASA sections honor work in their specialties through awards made to articles, books, dissertations, career achievements, and special contributions. The winners of the 2004 Section awards were featured in the Fall 2004 issue of Footnotes newsletter. The list below is the Call for Nominations from 37 of the 42 sections making section awards for the next award cycle. Award presentations will occur at the 2005 ASA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Please consider colleagues and students whose contributions should have the special visibility accorded by a section award.

Aging and the Life Course

Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award
This award honors a scholar who has shown exceptional achievement in research, theory, policy analysis, or who has otherwise advanced knowledge of aging and the life course. Letters of nomination should describe the candidate’s contributions to the study of aging and the life course. Additional letters of support are encouraged but not required. Nominations should be submitted by April 5, 2005 to: Phyllis Moen, McKnight Presidential Chair, Sociology, University of Minnesota, 267 19th Avenue South #909 SST, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455; phone: 612-625-5483; email: phylmoen@umn.edu.

Graduate Student Paper Award
The Section on Aging and the Life Course invites original student papers on any topic related to sociology of aging and the life course. Papers co-authored with faculty members are ineligible. Papers already published are eligible if they appeared in print after January 1, 2003. Self-nominations are encouraged. An award of $250 is presented to the winner at the Business Meeting of the Section, held during the ASA Annual Meeting in August of each year. Send three (3) copies of the nominated paper in the ASA format by May 3, 2005 to: Janet M. Wilmoth, Center for Policy Research, Syracuse University, 426 Eggers Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244; phone: 315-443-5053; email: jwilmoth@maxwell.syr.edu.

Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco

Senior and Junior Scholar Awards
The recipient should have completed their Ph.D. in the previous five years and be a member of the Section. This award will be based on accomplishments such as publications and/or grants; however, an outstanding publication may be sufficient for a recent Ph.D. The recipient should also demonstrate an independent line of research. Members should submit nominations for the Junior and Senior Scholar awards to Sheigla Murphy no later than November 1, 2004.

Animals and Society

Distinguished Graduate Student Scholarship
The Animal & Society section announces its 2005 Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Scholarship. Papers may be empirical or theoretical, and they may be on any aspect of animals and society. To be eligible, a paper must not be published, accepted for publication, or under review for publication. Papers which have been presented at a professional meeting or which have been submitted for presentation at a professional conference are eligible. Jointly authored works are eligible, as long as all authors have student status. Papers must be no longer than 25 pages, including all notes, references, and tables. When submitting your paper, please include a brief letter from your advisor certifying your graduate student status. Papers must be postmarked by March 15th, 2005 and winners will be honored at the Animals & Society reception at the 2005 annual meeting of ASA. One hard copy of the paper should be sent to Dr. Lisa Anne Zilney, Montclair State University, Sociology & Justice Studies, Dickson Hall 314, Upper Montclair, NJ, 07043. One e-mailed copy should be sent as a word document to lisa.zilney@montclair.edu

Award for Distinguished Scholarship
Beginning in 2005, the Animal & Society section will review published books/articles (in alternating years) in the field to determine if there is one whose merit deserves an award for Outstanding Scholarship. This award will be given in 2005 for distinguished scholarship in the form of a book to an author(s) whose work makes a significant empirical or theoretical contribution to the sociological understanding of animals and society. The book must have been published within the 2002 through 2004 calendar year, and must be a treatise as the committee will not consider textbooks, edited volumes, or articles for this award. To nominate such a work (self-nominations are acceptable), please provide the author(s), the title of the book, the publisher, the publication date, and a letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining why you believe this work is a substantial contribution to the field. A book may be nominated more than once as long as its publication date falls within the appropriate time frame. The deadline for nominations is February 1st, 2005. A copy of the book should be sent with the letter to Dr. Lisa Anne Zilney, Montclair State University, Sociology & Justice Studies, Dickson Hall 314, Upper Montclair, NJ, 07043.

Asia and Asian American

Book Award
Nominations will be accepted for the Asia and Asian American Section Book Award for an outstanding book on Asia. The nomination letter should be no more than 3 pages stating the significance of the book. Two copies of the book should accompany the letter. Nomination materials can be sent to Book Award Chair: K. V. Rao, Book Award Chair, Department of Sociology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403. Deadline for nominations is March 31, 2005.

Student Paper Award
The section will award a prize to the best graduate student paper addressing any topic in the sociology of Asia or on Asian Americans. The winner receives a cash prize of $300 at the annual meeting. Entries should be double spaced with 12 point font and not exceed 30 pages in length (including all references, tables, and figures). Papers may be published, under consideration for publication, or accepted for a panel at the ASA. Papers may be co-authored, but the student should be the lead author. Papers may be submitted by students or by professors on behalf of their students. Send three copies of the paper with all identifying information to the Student Paper Award Chair: Jennifer Lee, Department of Sociology, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-5100. Deadline for nominations is March 31, 2005.

Early Career Award
The section will inaugurate a new award that recognizes a scholar in the early stage of her/his career and who is conducting exemplary research on the sociology of Asia or on Asian American communities. A nomination letter of no more than 3 pages should address the nominee’s qualifications for the award and highlight the significance of the scholar’s work. Three sets of the nomination letter and the nominee’s vitae should be sent to the Early Career Award Chair: Michael Omi, Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 506 Barrows Hall, Berkeley, California 94720-2570. Deadline for nominations is March 31, 2005.

Teaching Award
The section introduces a new award to recognize the outstanding teaching contributions of a scholar who teaches courses in the sociology of Asia or on Asian American communities. A nomination letter of no more than 3 pages should address the nominee’s qualifications for the award and highlight the significance of the scholar’s work. Three sets of the nomination letter and the nominee’s vitae should be sent to the Teaching Award Chair: Marilyn Fernandez, Department of Sociology, Santa Clara University, O'Connor 304, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053. Deadline for nominations is March 31, 2005.

Children and Youth

Distinguished Contribution Award
This year is the first year in which the Distinguished Contribution Award is for contributions to advocacy. This is an award to an organization or an individual whose combination of knowledge and advocacy is making a difference in the lives of children and youth. It is intended to recognize contributions that contribute to and/or draw upon sociological research on children and youth. Please send nominations with a brief rationale to the Award Committee Chair, Amanda E. Lewis (University of Illinois-Chicago), at aelewis@uic.edu NOLATER THAN March 1, 2005.

Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award
This award recognizes an outstanding paper authored by one or more graduate students. To qualify for this year’s competition, the author and any co-authors must have been students at the time the paper was written. Papers are eligible if they made a “public appearance” in 2003-2004, defined as having been submitted for a class or seminar held in those years; having been presented at a professional meeting in those years; or having been accepted for publication or published in those years. Students are welcome to submit their own papers. Please send paper submissions to the Award Committee Chair, Spencer Cahill, at scahill@cas.usf.edu (or by snail mail to him at Department of Sociology, University of South Florida, CPR107, Tampa, FL 33620-5550, NO LATER THAN March 1, 2005.

Collective Behavior and Social Movements

Distinguished Book Award
The CBSM Section invites nominations for the 2005 Distinguished Book Award for an outstanding published book in the field of collective behavior and social movements. Eligible works must be published in the 2003 or 2004 calendar years. Authors can submit their own work or nominations can be made by others. A letter of nomination and four copies of the nominated book should be sent NO LATER THAN March 1, 2005 to: Francesca Polletta, Russell Sage Foundation, 112 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10021, fap8@columbia.edu (Committee: Francesca Polletta, Rob Benford, Jeff Goodwin, Myra Marx Ferree)

Best Published Article Award
The CBSM Section invites nominations for the 2005 Best Published Article Award for an outstanding article in the field of collective behavior and social movements published in a journal or edited collection. Eligible articles must be published in the 2004 calendar year. Authors can submit their own work or nominations can be made by others. A letter of nomination and four copies of the nominated article should be sent NO LATER THAN March 1, 2005 to: David S. Meyer, Department of Sociology, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92612, dmeyer@uci.edu (Committee: David Meyer, Andy Andrews, Rachel Einwohner, Hyojoung Kim, Paul Almeida)

Outstanding Student Paper Award
The CBSM Section invites nominations for the 2005 Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award for the best paper in the field of collective behavior and social movements written by a graduate student. Eligible papers must be written while the author was a student and must be sole-authored. Eligible papers include those that are unpublished as well as those that were published, accepted for publication, or under review in the 2004 calendar year. Authors can submit their own work or nominations can be made by others. A letter of nomination and four copies of the nominated paper should be sent NO LATER THAN March 1, 2005 to: Debra Minkoff, Department of Sociology, University of Washington, 202 Savery Hall, Box 353340, Seattle, WA 98195-3340, dminkoff@u.washington.edu (Committee: Debra Minkoff, Jack Goldstone, Holly McCammon, Robert Jansen)

Communication and Information Technology

Outstanding Contribution
Research: For a sustained body of research that has provided an outstanding contribution to the advancement of sociological knowledge Subcommittee chair: David Stark, Sociology, Columbia Univ, NYC dcs36@columbia.edu. Teaching or Computer Application: For the development of a computing application or applications that provides an outstanding contribution for the advancement of sociological theory or practice; and/or for developments that enhance instruction in sociology. Subcomittee chair: Marc Smith, Microsoft Research, Redmond WA masmith@microsoft.com

Outstanding Publication
Book: For an outstanding book in the social study of communication and information technology published in the two calendar years prior to the award being presented. Subcommittee chair: Lori Kendall Lori.Kendall@purchase.edu Paper: For an outstanding published paper or book chapter in the social study of communication and information technology published in the two calendar years prior to the award being presented. Subcommittee chair: Pablo Boczkowski, Sloan School, MIT, Cambridge MA pjb9@mit.edu

Graduate Student Publication / Software Award
For an application which either addresses a unique problem in sociological analysis, or a paper which provides exceptional analysis of a specific issue related to computing technology and society. Submissions involving new or existing software should include detailed descriptions of the projects and copies of the software. The award shall pertain to applications or papers written in the two calendar years prior to the award being presented. Anabel Quan-Haase, Sociology, Univ of Western Ontario, London Ontario aquan@uwo.ca

Community and Urban Sociology

The Robert and Helen Lynd Award
This award recognizes distinguished career achievements in community and urban sociology. Nominations should consist of (a) a brief letter summarizing the nominee's contributions to the field, including scholarship and engagement in applied sociology and social change, and (b) supplementary materials such as a curriculum vitae, biographical sketch, or additional letters of support. Do not submit copies of the nominee's publications. Please send nominations by January 31, 2005 to Nancy Kleniewski, Provost, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA 02325, or nkleniewski@bridgew.edu.

The Robert E. Park Award
This award goes to the authors of the best book-length research monograph or the best scholarly article in community and urban sociology published in the past two years. Nominations are now being sought for books and articles that appeared in 2003 or 2004. Nominations should include standard bibliographic information about the work and a brief comment on its merits. Please send BOOK nominations by January 31, 2005, to David Halle, UCLA, Department of Sociology, 264 Haines Hall, 375 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095-1551 or to dhalle@ucla.edu. Please send ARTICLE nominations by January 31, 2005, to Regina Bures, Dept. of Sociology, 3219 Turlington Hall, P.O. Box 117330, University of Florida, Gainesville FL 32611-7330 or to rbures@soc.ufl.edu.

Student Paper Award
This award recognizes the best student paper in community and urban sociology. The competition is open to both published and unpublished papers completed in the last two years (2003 or 2004). Papers must be written by students. Though sole-authored and multiple-authored papers are acceptable, no student-faculty collaborations will be considered. Electronic submissions should be sent by January 31, 2005 to Mario L. Small at msmall@princeton.edu. Alternatively, four hard copies of the paper can be mailed to Mario L. Small at Princeton University, Department of Sociology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged.

Crime, Law and Deviance

Student Paper Award
The ASA Section on Crime, Law, and Deviance announces its annual Student Paper Award competition. The winner will receive $500 to offset the cost of attending the 2005 ASA meetings. Papers should not exceed 30 double-spaced pages and should follow the manuscript preparation guidelines used by the American Sociological Review. Co-authored papers are acceptable if all authors are students. Submit electronic copy to tmcnulty@uga.edu, or submit five printed copies to Thomas L. McNulty, The University of Georgia, Department of Sociology, Athens, GA 30602-1611. Email correspondence to: tmcnulty@uga.edu. Submission deadline is April 15th 2005.

Albert J. Reiss, Jr. award for Distinguished Scholarly Publication
The Crime, Law and Deviance section seeks nominations for the Albert J. Reiss, Jr. award for Distinguished Scholarly Publication. This award is given on a biannual basis. Therefore, books published in the last two years are eligible for submission. Please send nominations to Peggy C. Giordano, Department of Sociology; Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, pgiorda@bgnet.bgsu.edu

Sociology of Culture

Best Book
Section members, authors, or publishers may nominate books published in 2003-2005. Self-nominations are welcome. Send a nominating letter, including a description of the book and its significance, as well as a copy of the book, to each member of the prize committee: Mitchell L. Stevens (chair), Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Steinhardt School of Education, New York University, 246 Greene Street, 3rd Floor, New York NY 10003-6677 (mitchell.stevens@nyu.edu); Lyn Spillman, Department of Sociology, 810 Flanner Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN 46556-1253 (lspillma@nd.edu); Sharon Zukin, Department of Sociology, City University Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10016 (SZukin@gc.cuny.edu). The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2005. Award will be announced at the 2005 ASA annual meeting. Winners will be notified in advance.

Best Article
Works published in 2002-2004 are eligible. Authors can submit their own work or nominations may be made by others. Send a copy of the article electronically to each member of the prize committee: Mary Blair-Loy (chair), Department of Sociology, University of California San Diego (blair-loy@ucsd.edu); Ronald Eyerman, Department of Sociology, Yale University (ronald.eyerman@yale.edu); and Abigail C. Saguy, Department of Sociology, UCLA, 264 Haines Hall, Los Angeles CA 90095-1551 (saguy@soc.ucla.edu). The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2005. Award will be announced at the 2005 ASA annual meeting. Winners will be notified in advance.

Best Student Paper
Any work (published or unpublished but not previously submitted for this prize) by someone who is a student at the time of the submission is eligible. Authors can submit their own work or nominations can be made by others. This award includes a $300 prize to reimburse part of the cost of attending the 2005 ASA annual meeting. Send a copy of the paper electronically to each member of the prize committee: Neil Gross (chair), Department of Sociology, Harvard University (ngross@wjh.harvard.edu); Lynn Chancer, Department of Sociology, Fordham University (chancer@fordham.edu); Alford Young, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan (ayoun@umich.edu). The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2005. Award will be announced at the 2005 ASA annual meeting. Winners will be notified in advance.

Economic Sociology

Zelizer Distinguished Scholarship Award
The Economic Sociology Section invites nominations for the 2005 Zelizer Distinguished Scholarship Award for an outstanding published article in the field of economic sociology. (The award alternates between a book and an article). Eligible works must be published in the 2003 or 2004 calendar years. Authors may submit their own work or nominations may be made by others. A letter of nomination and an electronic version of the nominated article should be sent via email NO LATER THAN March 1, 2005 to: Boston College Professor Sarah Babb babbsa@bc.edu.

Burt Outstanding Student Paper Award
The Economic Sociology Section invites nominations for the 2005 Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award for the best paper in the field of economic sociology written by a graduate student. Eligible papers must be written while the author was a student and must be sole-authored. Eligible papers include those that are unpublished as well as those that were published, accepted for publication, or under review in the 2004 calendar year. Authors can submit their own work or nominations can be made by others. A letter of nomination and an electronic copy of the nominated paper should be sent NO LATER THAN March 1, 2005 to: Southern Methodist University Professor and Chair Linda Stearns lstearns@mail.smu.edu.

Sociology of Education

David Lee Stevenson Graduate Student Paper Award
The Sociology of Education section presents this annual award for an outstanding paper written by a graduate student or students on a topic in education. The author (or first author) must be a graduate student at the time of submission, and all authors must have been graduate students when the paper was written. The paper may be published or under review, but all papers submitted for this award must have been written in the last two years. Papers submitted to last year's competition are not eligible. Students who are not section members are welcome to submit papers. All papers will be reviewed blindly. Please send six copies of the paper postmarked by February 2, 2005 to: Professor Samuel R. Lucas, Sociology Department, University of California-Berkeley, 410 Barrows Hall #1980, Berkeley, California 94720-1980, lucas@demog.berkeley.edu (not papers)

Willard Waller Award for Distinguished Scholarship
The Willard Waller Award commemorates Willard Waller, whose seminal work on teaching and schools laid the foundation for the sociology of education. The nature of the award rotates on a three-year cycle. The 2005 Willard Waller Award will go to an outstanding article in the field published in the last three years (2002-2004). Please send nominations by February 2, 2005 to: Professor Barbara Heyns, Department of Sociology, New York University, 269 Mercer St., Fourth floor, New York, NY 10003-6687. barbara.heyns@nyu.edu

Sociology of Emotions

Lifetime Achievement Award
This award is given to a member of the section with a record of several years’ scholarly work of exceptional merit that has developed and extended the sociology of emotions, empirically, theoretically, or methodologically. Nominations to David Frank ddfranks@earthlink.net

Outstanding Recent Contribution Award
This award is given for the most outstanding article published in the last 3 years that advances the sociology of emotions empirically, theoretically, or methodologically. Nominations to Rebecca Erickson rericks@uakron.edu

Graduate Student Paper Award
This award is given for the most outstanding article length graduate student paper that contributes to the sociology of emotions empirically, theoretically, or methodologically. Nominations to Michael Lovaglia, michael_lovaglia@uiowa.edu

Environment and Technology

Marvin E. Olsen Student Paper Certificate
This certificate is given annually to recognize an outstanding graduate student-authored paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the ASA (The paper can be presented at any session or roundtable at ASA, not only an Environment and Technology Section session). The certificate is announced at the Section business meeting and the student will be presented a certificate acknowledging the honored paper. The recipient receives $200 to help defray the cost of participating in the Meeting. Graduate students, and their advisors on their behalf, are encouraged to submit papers to this competition. The deadline for submitting papers is May 1, 2005. Send three copies to: Maurie Cohen, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102, mcohen@adm.njit.edu If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact the award committee chair, Maurie Cohen.

Outstanding Publication Award
This award recognizes outstanding research in the sociology of the environment and technology. The research can be published either in book or article form. The committee will consider books published during the last two years, or a series of articles published during the last six years. The committee will consider self-nominations as well as nominations made by people other than the authors. It will not consider nominations made by publishers. To be eligible for consideration, please send 3 copies of the works or works, along with a nomination letter, by May 1, 2005 to: Maurie Cohen, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102, mcohen@adm.njit.edu If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact the award committee chair, Maurie Cohen.

Distinguished Contribution Award
The Distinguished Contribution Award is given each year to a section member for outstanding service, innovation, teaching, and publication in the sociology of the environment and technology. Nominations for this award must be received by May 1, 2005. To nominate a section member for this award, please send a letter of nomination describing the nominee's contribution to the field, accompanied by a copy of the nominee's CV, to the chair of the award committee, Robert Brulle, preferably electronically (rbrulle@igc.org), or to: Robert Brulle, Associate Professor of Sociology and Environmental Science, Department of Culture and Communication, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut St., Philadelphia PA 19104

The Robert Boguslaw Award for Technology and Humanism
This award is given to a doctoral student or young investigator (who has obtained the Ph.D. in the past five years) whose paper or article that addresses technology and human affairs, social action and social change, conflicts over values, or work that proposes innovative solutions to emerging social issues associated with technology. The honored work should address the concerns of ordinary people, rather than reflecting organizational or institutional agendas. Unpublished papers or articles published within the last two years are eligible. Candidates may either submit their own work or be nominated by someone else. The deadline for submitting papers is May 1, 2005. Please send three copies of the nominated work, along with a nomination letter to: Stella Capek, Department of Sociology, Hendrix College, Conway, AR 72032, Capek@hendrix.edu

Sociology of the Family

William S. Goode Best Book Length Contribution to Family Sociology Award
The deadline for book nominations for consideration for the Goode Book Award is January 15, 2005. The award is given to one of the books published within the past two years (2003, 2004) in the sociology of the family. If you wish to nominate a book for consideration, in a letter briefly state why the book should be considered for the award and send the letter to: Naomi Gerstel, Sociology Department, University of Massachusetts, Machmer W-31C, Amherst, MA 01003. (413) 545-5976. gerstel@sadri.umass.edu

Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper in the Sociology of the Family
Papers (with a maximum length of 35 pages in total, including an abstract of no more than 150 words, text, tables, figures, references, and footnotes) submitted for this award must be entirely student-authored, and they must deal with an important theoretical issue or significant empirical problem in the field of sociology of the family. The award includes $500 towards travel expenses to attend the 2005 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, where the award is presented. Eligible student authors include master's students and pre-doctoral students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program or who have graduated no earlier than December of 2004. Papers that have been accepted for publication remain eligible for submission. The name, address, telephone number, email address, and/or fax number and institutional affiliation of the author must be indicated on the title page, along with graduate student status (year in the program and expected date of M.A. or Ph.D. degree). Support letters from faculty advisors are unnecessary and not encouraged. The deadline for submission is April 1, 2005. Please send four hard copies of the paper to: Steven L. Nock, Department of Sociology, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400766, Charlottesville, VA 22904. (434) 924-6519. sln@cms.mail.virginia.edu

History of Sociology

Graduate Student Paper Award
Students who are actively enrolled (full or part time) in a graduate sociology program on December 15th 2004 may submit one scholarly paper for consideration for this award. The submission may be a sociology seminar paper, an article submitted or accepted for publication in a sociology journal, or a single chapter from a sociology thesis or dissertation. The paper should focus on a theoretical issue or empirical problem central to History of Sociology. Eligible students are invited to send three copies of a cover letter and three copies of their paper to arrive no later than March 1st, 2005 to Committee Chair, Yolanda Johnson, 711 Oldfather Hall, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0324 (e-mail: histofsoc@yahoo.com). Members of the current Graduate Student Award Committee are ineligible for the award.

Distinguished Scholarly Book Award
This award honors sociologists who have made significant contributions to the History of Sociology by writing books on the 'cutting edge' of sociological inquiry. Monographs and edited scholarly works published in 2003, 2004, or 2005 are eligible for consideration. The book's author(s) or editor(s) must be sociologists. All books submitted for consideration should be accompanied by a letter of nomination. Self-nominations are welcome if accompanied by a letter of support from another member of the ASA. To nominate a book send two copies of the book and two copies of a letter highlighting the book's significant contributions to the History of Sociology to Committee Chair, Dr. Michael Hill, Sociological Inquiry, 2701 Sewell Street, Lincoln, NE 68502 (mhill@iwcc.edu - write ASA HOS Book Award Inquiry in the e-mail subject line) before March 31st, 2005. Members of the current Distinguished Scholarly Book Committee are ineligible for the award.

Distinguished Achievement Award
This award recognizes sociologists who have made outstanding contributions to the History of Sociology throughout their careers, or who have made ground breaking innovations or produced significant bodies of scholarly work in the History of Sociology. Nominees must be sociologists. Letters of nomination should highlight the nominee's outstanding innovation(s), career and contributions to the History of Sociology. Self nominations are welcome if accompanied by a letter of support from another member of the ASA. To nominate a person a person for this award, send a nomination letter, vitae, and samples of the nominee's work to Committee Chair, Dr. Vasilikie (Vicky) Demos, 1214 Orchard Circle, Salisbury, MD 21801 (demosvp@mrs.umn.edu) by March 1st, 2005. Members of the current Distinguished Award Committee are ineligible for the award.

International Migration

Thomas and Znaniecki Distinguished Book Award
The Thomas and Znaniecki Distinguished Scholarship Award is given annually to the outstanding book or research monograph in the sociology of immigration published during the preceding two years. Named after the authors of the landmark classic, The Polish Peasant in Europe and America, the award will be given in August for works published in 2003 and 2004. Please send the name and publisher of the book you are nominating to Roger Waldinger, the committee chair, by Feb. 1. A letter nominating the book must be sent by March 1. All section members are urged to submit their own nominations for what they consider to have been the most outstanding book or books published in the field in 2003 or 2004. Roger Waldinger, University of California, Department of Sociology, 264 Haines Hall Box 0095, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1551, phone: (310) 206-9233, fax: (310) 206-9838, waldinge@soc.ucla.edu

Distinguished Student Scholarship Award
The Section on International Migration invites nominations and submissions for its annual Graduate student paper competition. All papers on the topic of international migration (broadly defined) authored by graduate students during 2003, 2004 and the spring of 2005 are welcome. Maximum length is 50 pages. Papers co-authored with faculty members cannot be considered. We urge members to send nominations and submissions. Please send a brief letter of nomination and a copy of the paper to Jennifer Lee by May 15, 2005. Jennifer Lee, University of California, Irvine, Department of Sociology, 3151 Social Science Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697-5100, Tel: (949) 824-7637, Fax: (949) 824-4717, e-mail: jenlee@uci.edu

Distinguished Career Award
The Section on International Migration invites nominations for the 2005 Distinguished Career Award. The award, which is given annually, recognizes a lifetime of contribution to the field of the sociology of international migration. The first award was given to Alejandro Portes in 1998. The letter of nomination should include a statement of the lasting significance of the research conducted by the nominated scholar over the course of her or his career. The nomination should also include a copy of the scholar's curriculum vitae, and an assurance that the nominee has given her or his permission for the nomination for the award. To be eligible for the Distinguished Career Award, scholars must be members of the American Sociological Association and the Section on International Migration at the time of the receipt of the award (not required at the time of nomination). Officers and members of the Section Council are not eligible to be nominated while they are in office. All nominated candidates will remain active for at least two rounds of the award. Nominations will be evaluated by the voting members of the Council of the Section. Please submit all nominations by March 15, 2005, to: Ewa Morawska, Department of Sociology, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom, telephone: 011-44-1206-872663, fax: 011-44-1206-873410, email: emorawsk@essex.ac.uk

Labor and Labor Movements

Distinguished Book Award
Books eligible for the 2005 award must have been published between 2002-2004, inclusive. All nominations must be received no later than Jan. 1, 2005. Send nominations, including a short rationale for nominating the book, to Michael Schwartz at mschwartz@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

Best Student Paper Award
Papers are eligible if the author is a current graduate student during the year in which she or he is nominated for the award. Papers should be sent by January 31 to Rick Fantasia, rfantasi@smith.edu

Latino/a Sociology

Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research
This award is given in recognition of significant contributions made to research in the field of Latina and Latino Sociology. The contribution may be an exceptional single work, several pieces of work, or significant cumulative work completed throughout a professional career. Nominations should include a letter of no more than two pages and the vita of the nominee. Please send nominations to: Mercedes Rubio, Director, Minority Affairs Program, ASA Executive Office, 1307 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005. E-mail: rubio@asanet.org The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2005.

Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Service
This award honors outstanding contributions made to teaching and service in the field of Latina and Latino Sociology. The contributions may include publications related to teaching, workshops, program development, innovative teaching techniques, contributions to local or national associations, and service to the community or to an academic institution. Nominations should include a letter of no more than two pages, a vita of the nominee, and any supporting materials (such as course materials, publications, or other evidence of contributions). Please send nominations to: Mercedes Rubio, Director, Minority Affairs Program, ASA Executive Office, 1307 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005. E-mail: rubio@asanet.org The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2005.

Cristina Maria Riegos Distinguished Student Paper Award
This award is given in memory of the spirit, activism, and scholarship of a Latina Sociologist who graduated cum laude from Brown University in 1993, won the Latina/Latino Section Distinguished Paper Award in 1995, and was attending the Department of Sociology at UCLA when she passed away from lymphoma in 1998. This award is given for the best paper dealing with a theoretical issue or empirical problem in the field of Latino and Latina Sociology. The award is open to undergraduate, graduate, or PhD students. Nominations should include a letter of nomination, a vita of the nominee, and a copy of the paper to: Mercedes Rubio, Director, Minority Affairs Program, ASA Executive Office, 1307 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005. E-mail: rubio@asanet.org The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2005.

Sociology of Law

Student Paper Awards
The Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association announces its Annual Student Paper Awards. The section will award prizes for both the best graduate and undergraduate paper. Winners will receive their award at the ASA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, August 2005. Papers may address any topic in the Sociology of Law. Papers may be reports of any kind of original research, including empirical and theoretical contributions or evaluations of existing scholarship. Originality, clarity, and analyses of substantive social issues are typically seen as important advantages. Entries should be double-spaced and not exceed 35 pages in length (including tables, appendices, and references). Entries should follow ASA style. Papers must have been written while the student was a graduate or undergraduate student. Papers that have been accepted for publication or already published at the time of submission are not eligible. Papers may be submitted by students or by professors on behalf of their students. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2005. Please send one copy of the paper as well as one copy on disc (in Microsoft Word format) with specification of student standing (undergraduate or graduate), to be received by March 31, 2005 to: Annette Nierobisz, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Carleton College, Northfield, MN 55057 Fax: 507-646-4223, Email: anierobi@carleton.edu. The Student Awards Committee consists of Annette Nierobisz (chair, Carleton College), Jim Inverarity (Western Washington University), Louise Marie Roth (University of Arizona), and Melissa Thompson (Portland State University).

Distinguished Article Award
The Sociology of Law Section announces its biannual Distinguished Article Award. The Section will award a prize for the best article in the sociology of law published between 2002 and 2004. Articles previously submitted to the Article Committee in a prior year may not be submitted again. The submission deadline is March 1, 2005. Winners will receive their award at the 2005 ASA Annual Meeting. Articles may be self-nominated by the author(s) or they may be nominated by other scholars, editors, or publishers. To nominate an article, please send a brief letter of nomination and five (5) copies of the article by March 1, 2005, to: Terence Halliday, American Bar Foundation, 750 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago IL 60611. Phone: 847-988-6593. Email: Halliday@abfn.org. Alternatively, if the article is accessible online, you may also submit by email with an attachment or URL. The 2005 Distinguished Article Committee comprises Terry Halliday, chair, (American Bar Foundation), Katherine Beckett (University of Washington), Calvin Morrill (University of California, Irvine), and Susan Silbey (MIT).

Marxist Sociology

Albert Szymanski-T. R. Young Student Paper Award
This annual award is for papers that discuss Marxism or use elements of Marxism to discuss a social issue or problem. Please submit three copies with a covering note by April 1, 2005 to: Alan Spector, Purdue University-Calumet, spector@calumet.purdue.edu

Paul Sweezy Book Award
This annual award is for books published in 2003 or 2004 (if actually published by deadline) that discuss Marxism or use elements of Marxism to discuss a social issue or problem. Please send three copies of the submitted book by April 1, 2005 Lloyd Klein, Bemidji State University, lklein@bemidjistate.edu

Lifetime Achievement Award
This annual award will honor a sociologist who has shown an outstanding commitment to the study and/or the practice of Marxist sociology. Please submit nominations by April 1, 2005 to: Steve Rosenthal, Hampton University, steve-rosenthal@cox.net

Mathematical Sociology

Outstanding Article Award
To recognize outstanding contributions to mathematical sociology, each year an award is given for an article published within the last three years. The award will be shared equally if the publication has more than one author. Articles eligible for a 2005 award must have been published in calendar years 2002-2004. Formal nominations, five copies of the nominated article, and additional supporting materials must be received by the committee chair by April 1. Please send or email nominations to the Committee Chair: Robert A. Hanneman, Sociology Department, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, robert.hanneman@ucr.edu

Graduate Student Paper Award
The Graduate Student Paper Award is for the best paper in mathematical sociology written or published during the previous three calendar years. All authors of a nominated paper must have been graduate students at the time the paper was written. An award for a multiply authored paper will be shared equally by the authors. For each author the following information must be supplied by the nominator: name, address, telephone number, e mail address (if available), institutional and departmental affiliation while a graduate student, title of graduate degree and date at which award of the degree occurred or is expected. Papers may be published or unpublished. A thesis or dissertation chapter or a paper based on a thesis or dissertation, but not the entire thesis or dissertation, is eligible provided its content and references are self contained. Awardees need not be members of the ASA, nor of the Mathematical Sociology Section, and may be graduate students in any department of any university in the world. Self nominations by authors are permitted and encouraged. A nomination consists of a cover letter, in which the nominator gives a detailed justification for granting the award for the nominated paper, plus five copies of the paper and an associated abstract of up to 250 words, including the author information specified above. Please send or email nominations to the Committee Chair: Noah Mark, Sociology Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA,94305-2047, nmark@stanford.edu

Book Award
To recognize outstanding contributions to mathematical sociology, each yearthe section gives an award for outstanding career or significant book, inalternating years. The book award will be given in 2005; this award is for a book published in the last four years. Books eligible for a 2005 award must have been published in calendar years 2001-2004. The award will be shared equally if the publication has more than one author. Formal nominations and additional supporting materials must be received by all members of the committee by April 1, 2005. Nominations and supporting materials may be emailed, but the books should be sent by regular mail. Names and addresses for all committee members will be announced by email and published in Footnotes.

The final deadline for all award nominations materials is April 1; however, initial inquiries about eligibility, procedures, etc should aim for a March 1 deadline. All such inquires should be addressed to the committee chairs.

Medical Sociology

Roberta G. Simmons Dissertation Award
Nominations (self-nominations are acceptable) are being accepted for the 2005 award. Eligible candidates for this award must have defended their dissertations within the two academic years prior to the annual meeting at which the award is made. To be considered for the 2005 award, the candidate should submit an article-length paper (sole-authored), not to exceed 30 double-spaced pages (11- or 12-pitch font), inclusive of references. This paper may have been previously published, in press, or under review. Five (5) copies of the paper are to be sent by June 15, 2005, to: Eliza Pavalko, Indiana University, Department of Sociology, Ballantine Hall 744, 1020 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405-7103.

Leo G. Reeder Award
This award recognizes scholarly contributions, especially a body of work displaying an extended trajectory of productivity and encompassing theory and research. The Reeder Award also acknowledges teaching, mentoring, and training as well as service to the medical sociology community broadly defined. Please send your letter of nomination, the nominee's curriculum vitae, and copies of each on disk to: Rose Weitz, Women’s Studies Program, Arizona State University, Box 873404, Tempe, AZ 85287-3404. Nominations should be received by May 1, 2005.

Eliot Freidson Outstanding Publication Award
The Freidson Award is given in alternate years to a book or journal article published in the preceding two years that has had a major impact on the field of medical sociology. The 2005 award will be given to a scholarly article in a journal published between 2003 and 2004. The article may deal with any topic in medical sociology, broadly defined. It need not be published in a sociology journal. Co-authored articles are appropriate to nominate; book chapters are not eligible. When making your nomination, please indicate (however briefly) the reason for the nomination. Include a copy or reprint of the article if available. Self-nominations are permissible. Nomination letters are to be sent by May 1, 2005 to: Professor Anne Figert Department of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago, 6525 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60626. Nominations may also be emailed to afigert@luc.edu with the subject line: Freidson Award Nomination. Please attach a copy of the article as an attached document or the full reference to the article.

Mental Health

The Leonard I. Pearlin Award for Distinguished Contributions
This award is given for distinguished contributions to the sociological study of mental health. Thanks to a generous donation from Leonard Pearlin, the section has created this award that is given every year. It will go to a scholar who has made substantial contributions to the sociology of mental health in theory and/or research. Please send nominations, a CV of the nominee, and a brief letter of support to: Professor Bruce Link, Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, Room 1609, New York, NY 10032. The deadline for nominations for awards is May 1, 2005.

Award for the Best Dissertation in Mental Health
This award is given for the best doctoral dissertation in the area of the sociology of mental health. The dissertation should be completed within the academic year 2003-2004 or 2004-2005. Please send a letter of nomination and a paper based on the dissertation (or dissertation synopsis) to: Professor Bruce Link, Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, Room 1609, New York, NY 10032. The deadline for nominations for awards is May 1, 2005.

Award for the Best Publication in Mental Health
This award is given for the best published article, book or chapter in the area of the sociology of mental health. The publication date needs to have been between 2003 and 2005. In addition the awards committee will conduct a search of published works to be considered for this award. Nominations can be made to: Professor Bruce Link, Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, Room 1609, New York, NY 10032. The deadline for nominations for awards is May 1, 2005.

Methodology

Leo Goodman Award
The 2005 committee for the Leo Goodman Award is currently accepting nominations. The Leo Goodman Award recognizes contributions to sociological methodology or innovative uses of sociological methodology made by a scholar who is no more than 10 years past Ph.D. To nominate someone for this award, please send a letter or email explaining the significance of the nominees contributions to the chair of the committee: Professor Yu Xie; Department of Sociology; 1225 S. University; Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2590; email: yuxie@umich.edu. The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2005.

Organizations, Occupations and Work

W. Richard Scott Award
The W. Richard Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship is granted for an outstanding contribution to the discipline in an article published within the last three years. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2005. Authors may nominate themselves, or section members may do so. To nominate a paper, send (1) a PDF file of the paper or a functioning URL where it can be accessed, (2) a letter (PDF, Word, or ascii) justifying the nomination, and (3) contact information for the nominee (including email) to each member of the selection committee. Hard copy nominations will also be accepted, but we again ask that you send a copy of the paper, the nomination letter, and the nominee's contact information to each committee member. The selection committee this year consists of: Kim Weeden (chair), Department of Sociology, Cornell University, 323 Uris Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, kw74@cornell.edu; Ruth V. Aguilera, Department of Business Administration and Institute of Labor and Indsutrial Relations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 350 Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. Sixth St., Champaign, IL 61820, ruth-agu@uiuc.edu; Paul Ingram, 712 Uris Hall, Columbia Business School, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, pi17@columbia.edu

James D. Thompson Award
The James D. Thompson Award is given for an outstanding graduate student paper written in the three years prior to the award. The winner receives $500 for travel to a professional meeting and, if he or she remains a student, serves as a representative to the Section Council in the coming year. The nomination deadline is March 31, 2005. Authors may nominate themselves or section members may do so. To nominate a paper, send (1) a PDF file of the paper or a functioning URL where it can be accessed, (2) a letter (PDF, Word, or ascii) justifying the nomination, and (3) contact information for the nominee (including email) to each member of the selection committee. Hard copy nominations will also be accepted, but we again ask that you send a copy of the paper, the nomination letter, and the nominee's contact information to each committee member. The selection committee this year consists of: Isabel Fernandez-Mateo (chair), Assistant Professor of Strategic and International Management, London Business School, Room S-322, Sussex Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4SA U.K., ifernandezmateo@london.edu; Ezra W. Zuckerman, Sloan School of Management, E52-564, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 02142-1347, ewzucker@mit.edu; Michael Lounsbury, J. Thomas Clark Professor, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 367 Ives Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-3901, mdl18@cornell.edu

Max Weber Award
The Max Weber Award for Distinguished Scholarship is granted for an outstanding contribution to the discipline in a book published within the last three years. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2005. Authors may nominate themselves, or section members may do so. To nominate a book, send (1) a copy of the book, (2) a letter justifying the nomination, and (3) contact information for the nominee (including email) to each member of the selection committee. If submitting three copies of the book presents a hardship (if the publisher does not provide copies for award nominations) please send a single copy to the committee chair. If you send only one copy, please advise the chair accordingly. The selection committee this year consists of: Judith Stepan-Norris (chair), Department of Sociology, 3151 Social Science Plaza, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-5100, jstepann@uci.edu; Steven Brechin, 300 Comstock Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210, sbrechin@maxwell.syr.edu; Martin Ruef, Department of Sociology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, mruef@Princeton.edu

Peace, War and Social Conflict

Robin Williams Distinguished Career Award
This award honors an individual with an outstanding scholarly career in the study of peace, war, genocide, military institutions, or social conflict and/or important contributions to teaching these subjects, or outstanding service to the ASA section on Peace, War, and Social Conflict. Send all inquiries and letters of nomination (including a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vita) to Sharon Erickson Nepstad, Chair of the Robin Williams Distinguished Career Award Committee, Duquesne University, Department of Sociology, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282 or by email to nepstad@duq.edu. The nomination deadline is April 1, 2005.

Elise M. Boulding Student Paper Award
The Peace, War, and Social Conflict section invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit a paper on any topic related to the sociology of peace, war, military institutions, or social conflict for the 2005 Elise M. Boulding Student Paper Award competition. The first place award for both undergraduate and graduate student papers is $150.00 each toward the cost of travel to the 2005 annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Philadelphia. AWARDS: Two awards are offered: one for the best paper by a graduate student (masters or doctoral level) and one for the best paper written by an undergraduate. Winners are expected but not required to be present in Philadelphia to present their papers. All submitters will be notified by June 1, 2005 on the status of their submission. ELIGIBILITY: The contest is open to any student or former student (within two years) with a high quality paper dealing with the sociology of peace, war, military institutions, or social conflict. Papers can be multi-authored. SPECIFICATIONS: Papers must have been written within the past two years. They must be typed, double-spaced with a 12-point font. The page limit is 25 pages including tables, references, and illustrations. Each submission should include a separate cover page listing the name of author(s), contact information (including mailing address, telephone number, and email address), paper title, and whether the paper was written as an undergraduate or graduate student paper. DEADLINE: Students should send five copies of their papers and a cover letter (including names, affiliations, and contact information) by April 1, 2005 to: Juanita Firestone, Chair of the Elise M. Boulding Student Paper Award Committee, University of Texas-San Antonio, Department of Sociology, 6900 N Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78249.

Political Sociology

Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship (Book) Award
This award is offered annually for the outstanding recent book in political sociology. To be eligible, the book must have a 2004 publication date. The selection committee encourages either self-nominations or suggestions of work by others. Nominators should include publisher contact information and arrange to have four copies of the book sent to: Nina Eliasoph, Department of Sociology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2005.

Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship (Article) Award
This award is offered annually for the outstanding recently published article in political sociology. To be eligible, submissions must have a 2004 publication date. The selection committee encourages either self-nominations or suggestions of work by others. Submit four copies of nominated articles to: Marion Fourcade-Gourinchas, Department of Sociology, Barrows Hall 410, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720-1980, fourcade@berkeley.edu. The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2005.

Best Graduate Student Paper Award
This award is offered annually for the best graduate student paper in political sociology. Persons who are graduate students during this academic year are invited to submit published or unpublished papers for this award. To be eligible, papers must be singly authored and have been written while the author was a graduate student. They may not have been subsequently published as co-authored work. The selection committee encourages self-nominations or suggestions of work by others. Submit four copies of nominated papers to: Joya Misra, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts, 240 Hicks Way, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003-4830, misra@soc.umass.edu. The deadline for nominations is April 1,2005.

Race, Gender and Class

Outstanding Student Paper Award
The Race, Gender and Class Section invites nominations for the 2005 Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award for the best paper in the field of Race, Gender and Class written by a graduate student. Eligible papers must be written while the author was a student and must be sole-authored. Eligible papers include those that are unpublished as well as those that were published, accepted for publication, or under review in the 2004 calendar year. Authors can submit their own work or nominations can be made by others. If author is submitting their own work, they may do so electronically to gwallace@iastate.edu. Nominations made by others need to include a letter of nomination and three copies of the nominated paper should be sent via mail postmarked NO LATER THAN April 2, 2005 to: Gail Wallace, Department of Sociology, Iowa State University, 101 East Hall-Sociology, Ames, IA 50011-1070, gwallace@iastate.edu

Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award
The ASA Race, Gender, and Class Section invites submissions of journal articles and book chapters for its 2005 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award. This award recognizes scholars who have made a distinguished and significant contribution to the development of the integrative field of race, gender, and class through the publication of a journal article or book chapter on the "cutting edge" of sociological inquiry. We accept nominations of articles and book chapters published in the last two years. Authors do not need to be sociologists or members of the section, and the article may be published in journals associated with disciplines other than sociology. Nominations may be submitted by the author or by others. To submit a nomination, send a letter of nomination not exceeding two pages that states why the article makes a significant contribution to the field of race, gender, and class, the complete citation of the work, and either an electronic copy of the article via email or three paper copies by post. The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2004. Please send all information to the Chair of the Article Award Committee: Natalia Sarkisian, Department of Sociology, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467; email: natalia@sarkisian.net

Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award
The American Sociological Association Section on Race, Gender, and Class calls for nominations for the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award. This book award recognizes scholars who have made a distinguished and significant contribution to the development of the integrative field of race, gender, and class in the publication of a “cutting edge” book that furthers sociological inquiry. We accept nominations of books published in 2005, 2004, and 2003. Authors do not need to be members of the section or sociologists. Edited collections are not eligible. The author or others may submit books. To nominate a book, send a letter of nomination not exceeding two pages that states how the book makes a significant contribution to the field of race, gender, and class. Please send nominations by February 5, 2005 to Anthony Lemelle, Universitywide AIDS Research Program, University of California Office of the President, 300 Lakeside Drive 6th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612-3550; office number is (510) 987-9889 and fax at (510) 835-4220; anthony.lemelle@ucop.edu.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Oliver Cromwell Cox Award
This annual award honors the memory of Oliver Cromwell Cox. The award recognizes sociological related books or articles published in the last two years that make a distinguished and significant contribution to the eradication of racism. The winner will be announced at the section reception at the 2004 meetings in San Francisco. The committee encourages self-nominations and nominations of work by others. Nominations should include a statement, no longer than one page, explaining the book or article’s contribution to the eradication of racism. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2005. Send nominations and three copies of the nominated book or article to: Oliver Cromwell Cox Award, ATTN: Rep. Paul Luebke, 1507 Oakland Avenue, Durham, NC 27705-3247, email: Paull@ncleg.net

James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award
This award recognizes the best graduate student paper that focuses on the relation between or issues relevant to socially divided racial and ethnic groups. Eligible papers should demonstrate an integrative race, class, gender analysis, and/or make an important theoretical, methodological, or empirical contribution in the field of Race/Racism/Race Relations Studies. Race critical or innovative scholarship are encouraged, as well as scholarship that focuses on the welfare of all, rather than the promotion of any one particular group of color’s social or political interests. The winner will be announced at the section reception at the 2004 meetings in San Francisco. Papers (with a maximum length of 25 pages) submitted for this award must be entirely student-authored and written while the author was a graduate student. Current graduate students and those who have completed their degree no earlier than January 2004 are eligible. Self-nominations and nominations by faculty advisors or other faculty members are welcome. Three copies of the paper should be submitted with a cover letter indicating the student’s name, address, telephone number, email address and/or fax number, institutional affiliation, graduate student status (i.e., year in the program and expected date of MA or PhD) the award includes $300. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2005. Please send materials to: Blackwell Distinguished Award Committee, c/o Dr. Evelyn N. Glenn, Women’s Studies Program, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, email: gallagher@gsu.edu

Rational Choice

James S. Coleman Award
This award is offered for the outstanding recent journal article in Rationality and Society. To be eligible, the article must have a 2003 or 2004 publication date. The prize committee encourages either self-nominations or suggestions of work by others. Nominators should have copies of the paper sent electronically to all members of the prize committee. Please send nominations to Professor Victor Nee, Cornell University, Department of Sociology, Uris Hall, Ithaca NY 14853, e-mail: vgn1@cornell.edu. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2005.

Student Award
This award is offered annually for the outstanding work in Rationality and Society by a graduate student. Persons who are graduate students during the academic year are invited to submit published or unpublished papers for this award. The prize committee encourages either self-nominations or suggestions of work by others. Nominators should have copies of the paper sent electronically to all members of the prize committee. Please send nominations to Professor Victor Nee, Cornell University, Department of Sociology, Uris Hall, Ithaca NY 14853, e-mail: vgn1@cornell.edu. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2005.

Sociology of Religion

Book Award
Books published during the calendar year of 2003 or later are eligible for the 2005 award. Self-nominations are welcome. Letters of nomination to Kevin J. Christiano, Chair of the Committee, and a copy of the nominated book sent to each Committee Member must be received no later than March 15, 2005. Kevin J. Christiano, Department of Sociology, 443 Decio Faculty Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556-5644, Kevin.J.Christiano.1@nd.edu ; Joy Charlton, Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081; Fenggang Yang, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 700 W. State Street, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2059.

Article Award
Peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters published during the calendar year of 2003 or later are eligible for the 2005 award. Self-nominations are welcome. Letters of nomination to Wendy Cadge, Chair of the Committee, and a copy of the nominated article/book chapter to each of the Committee Members must be received no later than April 1, 2005. Wendy Cadge, Center for Basic Research in the Social Sciences, Harvard University, 34 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138; Michael P. Young (04), Department of Sociology, University of Texas, Austin, 1 University Station A1700, Austin, TX 78712; James Beckford, University of Warwick, Sociology, Coventry, United Kingdom, CV4 7AL.

Student Paper Award
Either published or unpublished papers are eligible, but if the paper is published, it may not compete for both the student paper award and the article award. Papers of 20-40 manuscript pages (including notes, tables, and references) will be considered. Authors must be students at the time the nomination is submitted and the papers must have been presented or published in 2004 or 2005 to be eligible for the 2005 award. Self-nominations are welcome. Letters of nomination to Daniel Olson, Chair of the Committee, and a copy of the nominated article to each Committee Member must be received no later than April 1, 2005. Daniel Olson (Chair), Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, IN 46634, dolson@iusb.edu; Patricia Wittberg, Indiana University (IUPUI), Department of Sociology, 425 University Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46202; David Smilde, University of Georgia, Department of Sociology, Baldwin Hall, Athens, GA 30602-1611.

Science, Knowledge and Technology

Hacker-Mullins Award
Submissions for the Hacker-Mullins Award for the best graduate student paper are due on June 1, 2005, so please start planning your paper writing with this date in mind. If you are a faculty member, please urge your students to submit papers for this award. Please submit your papers (or, in the case of faculty members, your students' papers) to Rene Anspach (ranspach@umich.edu), Chair of the Hacker-Mullins Award Committee. Papers may be submitted online to Professor Anspach who will distribute copies to the committee.

Robert K. Merton Professional Award
SKAT invites nominations (including self-nominations) for the Robert K. Merton Professional Award. The award is given annually in recognition of scholarly achievement, represented by a book or body of work concerning science, knowledge and technology published during the preceding 3 years (2003, 2004, or 2005). Single- or multi-authored works are eligible, but not edited volumes. The awardee, who should be a member of SKAT during the year in which the award is given, will be honored at the ASA Annual Meeting in 2005 in Philadelphia. The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2005. For each nomination, please send a brief letter identifying the work(s) to be considered, their publisher(s) (presses or journals), and any supporting material that would help the committee understand the contribution (for example, published book reviews). Please send materials to Michael Lynch . You may self-nominate.

Sex and Gender

Distinguished Book Award
This award honors those who make a significant contribution to the field of Sex and Gender through a book on the cutting edge of sociological inquiry. The 2005 committee for the Sex and Gender Distinguished Book Award is currently accepting nominations of outstanding and innovative books published in 2002, 2003, or 2004. Authors need not be sociologists but nominators must be members of the Section. Edited collections are not eligible. To nominate a book for this award, please send a two page letter explaining how the book makes a significant contribution to the sociology of sex and gender to the chair of the committee: Leslie Salzinger; Sociology Department; McGuinn Hall 409; Boston College; 140 Commonwealth Avenue; Chestnut Hill, MA 02467; PH: 617.552.4134; leslie.salzinger@bc.edu. The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2005.

Distinguished Article Award
This award honors those who make a significant contribution to the understanding of sex and gender through an article or chapter on the cutting edge of sociological inquiry. Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2004 Distinguished Article Award. Articles or chapters published in 2002, 2003, or 2004 will be considered. Authors need not be sociologists and may be published in journals associated with disciplines other than sociology. Self-nominations are accepted. To submit a nomination, please submit a two page letter explaining why the article makes a significant contribution to the sociology of sex and gender together with an electronic copy of the article through email, or send the letter and four photocopies of the article by post to the chair of the committee: Jyoti Puri, Department of Sociology; Simmons College; 300 The Fenway; Boston, MA 02115; PH: 617.521.2593; Jyoti.puri@simmons.edu. The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2005.

Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award
Papers are currently being accepted for the 2005 Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award. The paper should deal with a theoretical issue or empirical problem important to the field of sex and gender. It should be based on a dissertation that is still in progress or was completed and approved no earlier than February 2004. The deadline for nomination is February 15, 2005. Please send a letter of nomination, one hard copy of the paper, and an electronic copy of the paper through email to the chair of the selection committee: Bernice McNair Barnett; University of Illinois; P.O. Box 2353; Champaign, IL 61825; PH: 217.333.7658; bmbarnet@uiuc.edu.

Sexualities

Simon and Gagnon Award
This award commemorates decades of research and writing on sexualities by Professor William Simon (University of Houston) who died on July 21, 2000, and his longtime collaborator, Professor John Gagnon (SUNY-Stony Brook). The Simon and Gagnon Award honors career contributions to the study of sexualities as represented by a body of work or a single book. The recipient of the award will make a presentation to the Sexualities Section at the Annual Meeting of the ASA. To nominate an individual or for more information, contact Barry Adam, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, P. O. Box 33830, Detroit, MI 48232-5830. Applications are due on December 1, 2004.

Martin Levine Dissertation Award
The Martin Levine Memorial Dissertation Award was established to honor the memory of Martin Levine, who died of AIDS in 1993. It provides $3,000 to a graduate student (and $500 to an honorable mention) in the final stages of dissertation research and writing who is working on those topics to which Levine devoted his career: 1) the sociology of sexualities, 2) the sociology of homosexuality, and 3) HIV/AIDS research. Those wishing to be considered for the Martin Levine Award should submit five copies of their approved dissertation proposal, a letter of application indicating how their work adheres to the mandate for the award, and a letter from the chair of their dissertation committee about the work to the chair of the award committee (This letter must state that the applicant has advanced to candidacy.): Verta Taylor, Department of Sociology, 2834 Ellison Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9430. Applications are due on April 15, 2005. For information on Martin Levine please see http://www2.asanet.org/governance/MartinLevine.html.

Graduate Student Paper Award
This award is given to a paper authored by a student currently enrolled in a sociology graduate program. A paper may be co-authored by two or more students who would share the award (papers co-authored with faculty are not eligible). The predominant focus of the paper should be sexualities broadly defined. Papers should be manuscript length and no longer than 35 typed, double-spaced pages. An original and four copies of the paper should be sent by June 1st, 2005 to Jessica Fields, Sociology Department, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Fransicso, CA 94132.

Social Psychology

Cooley-Mead Award
The Cooley-Mead award is given annually to an individual who has made lifetime contributions to distinguished scholarship in social psychology. In addition to receiving the Award, the person presents an address to the Social Psychology Section at the American Sociological Association’s Annual meetings. To nominate an individual or for more information contact Edward J. Lawler: ejl3@cornell.edu by December 15, 2004.

Graduate Student Paper Award
The Social Psychology Section of the ASA invites submissions for the Graduate Student Paper Award. The paper should be article length. It can be based on a master’s thesis or doctoral thesis, course paper, or a paper submitted to a journal or conference. Co-authored papers are accepted if all authors are students, but the prize must be shared. The recipient(s) will receive financial support to attend the ASA meetings in August in Philadelphia where the prize will be awarded. Please send an electronic version of the paper by February 15, 2005 to Jan E. Stets at: jan.stets@ucr.edu

Sociological Practice

William Foote Whyte Award
William Foote Whyte Distinguished Career Award: The William Foote Whyte Award is for individuals who have made notable contributions to sociological practice, which can include several of the following elements: outstanding clinical or applied work, exceptional service to the section, publications that advance both the theory and methods of sociological practice, or mentoring and training of students for careers in sociological practice. Nominations should consist of a letter detailing the nominees contributions and supporting materials such as a curriculum vitae or resume, and/or additional letters of support. Please send nominations by March 31, 2005 to Jay Weinstein.

Student Practitioner Award
The Student Practitioner Award is for a promising effort, contribution, project, or paper by a graduate student in the area of sociological practice. Work done within the three years prior to the conferral of the award will be considered. Products of graduate-level classes, internships, or independent projects are eligible. An award recipient who attends the 2005 ASA Annual Meeting will receive a cash award of $200 to offset travel expenses. Nominations should consist of a letter detailing the nominees contributions, a copy of the paper or other project, and supporting materials such as a curriculum vitae or resume, and/or other additional letters of support. Please send nominations by March 31, 2005 to Jay Weinstein.

Teaching and Learning

Hans O. Mauksch Award
The ASA Section on Teaching and Learning seeks nominations for the 2005 Hans O. Mauksch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Sociology. To place a name in nomination for this Award, please send a letter of recommendation to the Award Committee Chairperson indicating the name of the nominee, institutional affiliation, and a brief explanation reflecting the nature of his or her distinguished contributions to undergraduate Sociology. Please indicate the mailing address, E-mail address and telephone number where both you and the nominee may be contacted. PLEASE SEND YOUR NOMINATION as soon as possible, but no later than January 15, 2004. Application portfolios must be completed by March 15, 2004. Address nominations to: Chair of the Hans O. Mauksch Award Committee, c/o Dr. Idee Winfield, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, College of Charleston, 66 George St., Charleston, SC 29424, E-mail: winfieldi@cofc.edu

Theory

The Edward Shils—James Coleman Memorial Award
The Shils-Coleman Award recognizes distinguished work in the theory area by a graduate student. Work may take the form of (a) a paper published or accepted for publication; (b) a paper presented at a professional meeting; or (c) a paper suitable for publication or presentation at a professional meeting. Each year’s selection committee has latitude in determining procedures for selecting the winner, including the option of awarding no prize if suitable work has not been nominated. This year the Shils-Coleman Award includes an award of $750.00 for reimbursement of travel expenses for attending the annual ASA meeting. Nominations, including six copies of the nominated work, should be sent to the Chair of the Committee. Submission Deadline: March 1, 2005. Please send nominations to: Professor Lisa Troyer, Chair, Shils-Coleman Award Committee, Department of Sociology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242.

The Theory Prize
The Theory Prize recognizes outstanding work in theory, communicates the principle that theory is plural and broadly defined, and promotes the interests of the Theory Section. This year’s Theory Prize will be given for an article, book chapter, or published or publicly presented paper. (The Prize is given for a book in even-numbered years.) Only titles from the four years prior to the award year (that is, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005) are eligible for the Theory Prize. At its discretion, the Theory Prize Committee may also award Honorable Mentions. The Chair of the Award Committee has latitude in determining procedures for selection of the winner, including the option of withholding the Award in a year when the Committee deems no nominated work is suitable for the prize. Nominations, including six copies of the nominated work, should be sent to the Chair of the Committee. Submission Deadline: March 1, 2005. Please send nominations to: Professor Jack A. Goldstone, School of Public Policy, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive MS 3C6, Fairfax, VA 22030.

The Lewis A. Coser Award for Theoretical Agenda-Setting
The Coser Award recognizes a mid-career sociologist whose work, in the opinion of the Committee, holds great promise for setting the agenda in the field of sociology. While the award winner need not be a theorist, his or her work must exemplify the sociological ideals Coser represented. Eligible candidates must be sociologists or do work that is of crucial importance to sociology. They must have received a Ph.D. no less than five and no more than twenty years before their candidacy. Nomination letters should make a strong substantive case for the nominee’s selection and should discuss the nominee’s work and his or her anticipated future trajectory. No self-nominations are allowed. Committee members may nominate candidates. After nomination, the Committee will solicit additional information from nominees and others for those candidates they consider appropriate for consideration, including published works and at least two additional letters of support from third parties. The Committee may decide in any given year that no nominee warrants the award, in which case it will not be awarded that year. Nominations should be sent to the Chair of the Committee. Submission Deadline: February 1, 2005. Please send nominations to: Professor Andrew Perrin, Chair, Lewis A. Coser Award, Department of Sociology, CB#3210, Hamilton Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3210.




Last Updated on March 24, 2005
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