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2005 Section Award Recipients

“Congratulations!” to the 2005 ASA Section Award Winners

ASA is proud to announce the winners of the various awards given by ASA’s special interest sections. Not all 43 sections give awards, but the vast majority of sections have now reported their 2005 award winners to ASA, and they are listed here. A hearty congratulation is extended to each of these stellar ASA members!

Section on Aging and the Life Course:

  • Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award: Charles F. Longino, Jr., Wake Forest University
  • Graduate Student Paper Award: Yang Yang, University of Chicago, "Is Getting Old Depressing? Growth Trajectories and Cohort Variations in Late Life Depression"

Section on Asia and Asian America:

  • Distinguished Teacher and Mentor Award: Michael Omi, University of California-Berkeley
  • Exemplary Early Career Award: Lisa Park, University of California-San Diego
  • Outstanding Book on Asia Award: Tommy Bengtsson, Cameron Campbell, James Lee, et al., Life Under Pressure: Mortality and Living Standards in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900 (MIT Press, Cambridge, MA)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award: Hwa-Ji Shin, State University of New York-Stony Brook, "Trajectories of Nation: Remaking Citizenship, Immigration, and National Self-Image in Japan"

Section on Animals and Society:

  • Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Scholarship: Samantha Kwan and Rachael Neal, University of Arizona, “Pathways to Meat Avoidance: Doing Vegetarianism and Counter-Hegemonic Politics”
  • Award for Distinguished Scholarship: David Nibert, Wittenberg University, Animal Rights/Human Rights: Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation, 2002 Rowman & Littlefield

Section on Children and Youth:

  • Distinguished Contribution Award (tie): The Foundation for Child Development; AND Kristin Anderson Moore, Child Trends, Inc.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award: Hiromi Ishizawa, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, "Minority Language Use Among Grandchildren in Multigenerational Households"

Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements:

  • Graduate Student Paper Award: Erich Steinman, University of Washington

Section on Communication and Information Technologies:

  • Outstanding Achievement in Computing and Teaching Applications Award: Stephen Borgatti, Boston College
  • Best Student Paper Award: Laura Robinson, University of California-Los Angeles
  • Best Student Software Award: Sean Zehnders, Northwestern University, The Social Network Spider and Visualization Software

Section on Crime, Law and Deviance:

  • Graduate Student Paper Award: Callie H. Burt, University of Georgia, “A Longitudinal Test of the General Theory of Crime's Predictions Regarding the Effects of Parenting and the Stability of Self Control”
  • Albert J. Reiss, Jr. Award for Distinguished Book in the Field of Crime, Law and Deviance: John H. Laub, University of Maryland, and Robert J. Sampson, Harvard University, Shared Beginnings, Divergent Lives: Delinquent Boys to Age 70, 2003, Harvard University Press

Section on Sociology of Culture:

  • Graduate Student Paper Award: Gregoire Mallard, Princeton University

Section on Sociology of Education:

  • David Lee Stevenson Graduate Student Paper Award: Douglas Lee Lauen, University of Chicago, “Contextual Explanations of School Choice”

Section on Sociology of Emotions:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Lynn Smith-Lovin, Duke University
  • Graduate Student Paper Award: Omar Lizardo and Jessica Collett, University of Arizona, “Socioeconomic Status and the Experience of Anger”
  • Outstanding Recent Contribution Award: Kathryn Lively and David Heise, “Sociological Realms of Emotional Experience.” American Journal of Sociology 2004, 109(5):1109-1136

Section on Environment and Technology:

  • Robert Boguslaw Award for Technology and Humanism: William James Smith, Jr., “Filling a Gap in International Water Development Discourse: Challenges to Capacity Building at the Rural, Remote and Least-wealthy Small Island Scale in Chuuk, Micronesia”
  • Outstanding Publication Award: Dara O'Rourke, University of California-Berkeley, Community-Driven Regulation: Balancing Development and the Environment in Vietnam

    Honorable Mention: Scott Frickel, Tulane University, Chemical Consequences: Environmental Mutagens, Scientist Activism, and the Rise of Genetic Toxicology

Section on Sociology of Family:

  • Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award: Jennifer L. Hook, University of Washington, “Care in Context: Men’s Unpaid Work in 20 Countries, 1965-1998”
  • William J. Goode Book Award: Mary Blair-Loy, University of California-San Diego, Competing Devotions: Career and Family Among Executive Women
  • Distinguished Career Award: Lynn White, University of Nebraska

Section on History of Sociology:

  • Graduate Student Paper Award: Ryan Light, Ohio State University

Section on International Migration:

  • Distinguished Career Award (tie): Edna Bonacich, University of California-Riverside; AND Lydio Tomasi, Center for Migration Studies

Section on Labor and Labor Movements:

  • Best Student Paper Award: David Fitzgerald, University of California-Los Angeles, "Mexican State Responses to Labor Emigration, 1900-2004"
  • Book Award: Steven Henry Lopez, Ohio State University, Reorganizing the Rust Belt: An Inside Study of the American Labor Movement (University of California Press)

    Honorable Mention (tie): Chun Soonok, They Are Not Machines: Korean Women Workers and Their Fight for Democratic Trade Unionism in the 1970s (Ashgate); AND Beverly Silver, Johns Hopkins University, Forces of Labor: Workers' Movements and Globalization Since 1870 (Cambridge University Press)

Section on Latino/a Sociology:

  • Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship and Research Award: Rogelio Saenz, Texas A&M University
  • Christina Maria Riegos Distinguished Student Paper Award: Victor M. Rios, University of California-Berkeley

Section on Sociology of Law:

  • Prize for Best Article (tie): Patricia Ewick, Clark University, and Susan Silbey, MIT, “Narrating Social Structure: Stories of Resistance to Legal Authority,” American Journal of Sociology, vol 108: 1328-72, 2003; AND Nicholas Pedriana, Louisiana State University, and Robin Stryker, University of Minnesota, “The Strength of a Weak Agency: Enforcement of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Expansion of State Capacity, 1965-1971” American Journal of Sociology, Volume 110: 709-760, 2004

    Honorable Mention: Becky Petit, University of Washington, and Bruce Western, Princeton University, “Mass Imprisonment and the Life Course: Race and Class Inequality in U.S. Incarceration” American Sociological Review, 2004, vol 69 (April: 151-169)
  • Undergraduate Student Paper Award: Roxanne Moreno, "Immutable Identities? Gender in the Asylum and Immigration Process"
  • Graduate Student Paper Award: Gabrielle Ferrales, Northwestern University, "Domestic Violence Crime Control Policy and Practice: Implications for Arguments Concerning Penal Theory"

Section on Medical Sociology:

  • Eliot Freidson Outstanding Publication Award (tie): Jason Beckfield, University of Chicago, “Does Income Inequality Harm Health?” Journal of Health and Social Behavior (September 2004); AND Jill Quadagno, Florida State University, “Why the United States Has No National Health Insurance” Journal of Health and Social Behavior (Extra Issue 2004)
  • Leo G. Reeder Award for Distinguished Contributions to Medical Sociology: Bernice Pescosolido, Indiana University
  • Roberta Simmons Outstanding Dissertation Award: Rebecca Utz, University of Utah, “Obesity in America 1960-2000: An Age-Period-Cohort Analysis”

Section on Peace, War and Social Conflict:

  • Elise Boulding Student Paper Award: Katherine E. McCoy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Rachel K. Beck

Section on Race, Gender and Class:

  • Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award:
    1st Place: Sarah A. Damaske, New York University, “Brown Suits Need Not Apply: The Transition from School to Work in a College Career Center”

    2nd Place: Angie Beeman, University of Connecticut, “Emotional Segregation: An Analysis of Institutional Racism in U.S. Films”

    3rd Place: Jessica Holden Sherwood, North Carolina State University, “Not Multicultural, Just Diverse: Racial Discourse in Exclusive Country Clubs”

Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities:

  • Oliver Cromwell Cox Award: Judith R. Blau, University of North Carolina-Chapell Hill, Race in the Schools: Perpetuating White Dominance? (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2003)

    Honorable Mention: Mario Luis Small, Princeton University, Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio (University of Chicago Press, 2004)
  • James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award: Jeffrey C. Dixon, Indiana University
  • Joe R. Feagin Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award: HyeJin Kim, University of Notre Dame, "Class, Culture, and Conflict: African American-Korean American Conflict in South Central Los Angeles."

Section on Rationality and Society:

  • James S. Coleman Award: Trond Petersen, University of California-Berkeley
  • Graduate Student Paper Award: Steve Bernard, Cornell University

Section on Sociology of Religion:

  • Student Paper Award: Omar Lizardo and Jessica L. Collett, University of Arizona, “Why Biology is Not (Religious) Destiny: A Second Look at Gender Differences in Religiosity”
  • Distinguished Article Award: Prema Kurien, Syracuse University, “Multiculturalism, Immigrant Religion, and Diasporic Nationalism: The Development of an American Hinduism” Social Problems, 2004, Vol. 51, No. 3, p. 362-385
  • Distinguished Book Award: Nancy Tatom Ammerman, Pillars of Faith: American Congregations and Their Partners (University of California Press, 2005)

Section on Sex and Gender:

  • Sally Hacker Dissertation Award: Jennifer Hook, University of Washington

Section on Sociology of Sexualities:

  • Martin P. Levine Memorial Dissertation Fellowship: Karl Bryant, University of California-Santa Barbara, "The Politics of Pathology and the Making of 'gender Identity Disorder'"

    Honorable Mention: Elbert Almazan, Indiana University, "Sexual Orientation, Social Structure, and Adolescent Mental Health"

Section on Social Psychology:

  • Graduate Student Paper Award: Justine Eatenson Tinkler, Yan E. Li and Stefanie Bailey Mollborn, Stanford University

Section on Sociological Practice:

  • William Foote Whyte Distinguished Career Award: Severyn Bruyn, Boston University
  • Student Practitioner Award: Delores A. Edelen, University of Central Florida

Section on Sociological Theory:

  • Shils-Coleman Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper: Daniel E. Adkins, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill




Last Updated on August 10, 2005
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