SECTION AWARDS - 2013Deadline for all awards is March 30, 2013.
Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award
The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2013 Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award. This annual award honors the memory of Oliver Cromwell Cox. The award recognizes sociologically related books published in the last two years (2011 or 2012 publication date) that make a distinguished and significant contribution to the eradication of racism. All books must be nominated, and the committee encourages self-nominations and nominations of work by others. Those nominating must be section members and no books will be accepted by publisher nomination alone. Nominations should include a written statement, no longer than 3 pages, explaining the book's contribution to the eradication of racism. Please mail a nomination letter and one copy of the book to each committee member listed below.
Sanford F. Schram, Chair
Enid Logan, University of Minnesota
Enobong Hannah Branch
Eric S. Brown
Oliver Cromwell Cox Article Award
The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2013 Oliver Cromwell Cox Article Award. This award recognizes the author(s) of the best research article in the sociological study of race and ethnicity published in the past three years. Eligible articles for consideration must be published in 2010, 2011, or 2012 . The nomination letter should be no more than 3 pages and should explain the scholarly significance and innovations of the research article. To nominate a journal article, please email the following: 1) a a copy of the article, 2) a nomination letter, and (3) contact information for the nominee(s) (including email) to the Committee Chair only: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chair: Maria Krysan, University of Illinois at Chicago, email@example.com
Member: Ruha Benjamin, Boston University
James E. Blackwell Graduate Student Paper Award
This award recognizes the best graduate student paper (authored by one or more graduate students) that focuses on the relation between or issues relevant to socially divided racial and ethnic groups. Eligible papers should 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 award includes a cash prize of $300. Papers (with a maximum length of 25 pages, double-spaced, not including references) 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 2012 are eligible. Self-nominations and nominations by faculty advisors or other faculty members are welcome.
The paper and nomination letter should be submitted in electronic form attached to an email including 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). Please email a copy of the paper and nomination letter to the Committee Chair only: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chair: Mary Campbell, Texas A&M, email@example.com
Member: Hephzibah Strmic-Pawl, College of Charleston
Joe Feagin Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award*
This award recognizes the best undergraduate student paper that focuses specifically on the relation between or issues relevant to socially defined racial and ethnic groups, uses an integrative race, class, gender analysis, and/or makes an important theoretical, methodological, or empirical contribution in the field of Race/Racism/Race Relations Studies. We encourage race critical or innovative scholarship as well as scholarship that focuses on and contributes to the welfare of all, rather than the promotion of any one particular group of color’s social or political interests. Papers (with a maximum length of 25 pages) submitted for this award must be entirely student-authored and written when the author was an undergraduate student. Current undergraduate students and those who have completed their undergraduate degree no earlier than January 2012 are eligible. Self nominations and nominations by faculty advisors or other faculty members are welcome. The award includes $200. Please email a copy of the paper and nomination letter indicating the student’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and/or fax number, institutional affiliation, undergraduate student status (i.e. year in the program and expected date of undergraduate degree) to all of the committee members listed below.
*Beginning in 2011, this award will be offered in odd numbered years
Chair: Rashawn Ray, University of Maryland, College Park, firstname.lastname@example.org
Member: Rebecca Erickson, The University of New Mexico, email@example.com
Distinguished Early Career Award*
The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section's Distinguished Early Career Award recognizes exceptional achievement and scholarly contribution to research on the sociology of race and ethnicity. Nominations must include electronic copies of the following: 1) A letter of nomination outlining the nominee's accomplishments to date and anticipated future contributions in the area of race and ethnicity; 2) A copy of the nominee's current curriculum vitae; and 3) Two representative scholarly publications by the nominee. Nominees must be a member of the section and have received their PhD within ten calendar years of the nomination deadline. Self nominations are not accepted for this award. Please send a nomination letter and other supporting material to the 2014 SREM Distinguished Early Career Award Committee Chair: TBA
*Beginning in 2011, this award will be offered in even numbered years
Founder’s Award for Scholarship & Service
SREM’S Founder’s Award for Scholarship and Service was established in 2007 with a donation from Professor Charles Smith (one of the original founder’s of the SREM section) to recognize career excellence in scholarship as well as in service. For this award, scholarship is defined in terms of substantive academic (theoretical, empirical, or applied) contributions, while service is defined as professional and/or community service. A plaque and a $100 award will be presented at the 2013 Reception in New York City. Nominations must include electronic copies of the following: 1) A letter of nomination outlining the nominee's accomplishments and contributions – scholarly and service oriented - in the area of race and ethnicity; 2) A copy of the nominee's current curriculum vitae; and 3) Two representative scholarly publications by the nominee. Nominees must be a member of the section. Self nominations are not accepted for this award. Please email a nomination letter and copies of all materials to every committee member listed below.
Chair: Nadia Kim, Loyola Marymount University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Member: Ashley “Woody” Doane, University of Hartford, email@example.com
A list of winners for section awards from 2003-2012 can be found below.
2012 Award WinnersFounder's Award for Scholarship and Service: Ashley "Woody" Doane, University of Hartford Distinguished Early Career Award: Adia Harvey Wingfield, Georgia State University Cromwell Cox Book Award: Joe Soss, Richard C. Fording, and Sanford F. Schram, Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and The Persistent Power of Race Honrable Mention: Mark Warren, Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice Cromwell Cox Article Award: Maria Krysan, Reynolds Farley, Mick Couper, and Tyrone Forman, Does Race Matter in Neighborhood Preferences? Results from a Video Experiment" James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award: Sylvia Zamora, "Racial Remittances: The Effect of Migration on Racial Ideologies in Mexico" Honorable Mention: Ellis Monk, "Skin Tone Stratification among Black Americans 2001-2003" Anju Paul, "The 'Other' Looks Back: Racial Distancing and Racial Alignment in Migrant Domestic Workers' Stereotypes about White and Chinese Employers" Joe Feagin Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award: Not offered
2011 Award WinnersFounder's Award for Scholarship and Service: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Duke University Distinguished Early Career Award: Not offered Cromwell Cox Book Award: Miliann Kang, The Managed Hand: Race, Gender, and the Body in Beauty Service Work Cromwell Cox Article Award: Wendy Roth, Racial Mismatch: The Divergence Between Form and Function in Data for Monitoring Discrimination of Hispanics James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award: Chinyere Osuji, "Boundary Blurring?: Black-White Couples and the Policing of Racial Boundaries in Public Spaces in Rio de Janeiro and Los Angeles" Joe Feagin Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award: Natassia Rodriguez, “Made it to America, Now What?: Understanding the Educational Achievement Differences among Latino Subgroups”
2010 Award WinnersDistinguished Early Career Award: Erica Chito Childs, Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center Tanya Golash Boza, University of Kansas Cromwell Cox Book Award: Leland T. Saito. 2009. The Politics of Exclusion: The Failure of Race-Neutral Policies in Urban America (Stanford University Press). Honorable Mention Wendy L. Moore. 2008. Reproducing Racism: White Space, Elite Law Schools, and Racial Inequality (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers). James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award: Avi Astor (University of Michigan), "Toward a Relational Approach to Studying Intergroup Conflict: The Origins of Mosque Opposition in Spain."
2009 Award Winners2009 Founder’s Award for Scholarship & Service: Mary Romero, Arizona State University Distinguished Early Career Award: Nadia Y. Kim, Loyola Marymount University Cromwell Cox Book Award: Co-Winners - Nadia Y. Kim. 2008. Imperial Citizens: Koreans and Race from Seoul to L.A. Stanford University Press Tukufu Zuberi and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. 2008. White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology. Oliver Cromwell Cox Article Award: Ann J. Morning. 2008. “Reconstructing Race in Science and Society: Biology Textbooks, 1952-2002”. American Journal of Sociology Vol. 114, supplement. Honorable Mention: Ben H. Carrington. 2008. “'What's the Footballer Doing Here?' Racialized Performativity, Reflexivity and Identity". Cultural Studies, Critical Methodologies , 8:423-453. James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award: Matthew W. Hughey. “Navigating the (Dis)similarities of White Racial Projects: The Conceptual Framework of ‘Hegemonic Whiteness’”
2008 Award WinnersOliver Cromwell Cox Book Award: Co-Winners -
Moon-Kie Jung. 2006. Reworking Race: The Making of Hawaii’s Interracial Labor Movement. Columbia University Press. Karyn R. Lacy. 2007. Blue-Chip Black: Race, Class, and Status in the New Black Middle Class. University of California Press Oliver Cromwell Cox Article Award: Natalia Sarkisian. 2007. “Street Men, Family Men: Race and Men’s Extended Family Involvement” Social Forces, Volume 86, Number 2, December 2007. James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award: Rashawn Ray. “Getting Off and Getting Intimate: How Normative Institutional Arrangements Structure Black and White Fraternity Men's Approaches Toward Women.”
2006 Award WinnersOliver Cromwell Cox Award: Co-Winners - Edward Telles (University of California at Los Angeles) Race in another America: The Significance of Skin Color in Brazil (Princeton University Press) Prudence L. Carter (Harvard University) Keepin’ It Real: School Success beyond Black and White (Oxford University Press) James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award: Douglas Grbic (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), "Social and Cultural Meanings of Tolerance: Immigration, Incorporation, and Identity in Aotearoa New Zealand" Joe R. Feagin Award for Best Undergraduate Paper: Lauren Hawley, DePauw University, 'Language and Ethnicity Formation: Exploring the Identities of Non-Native English Speakers”
2005 Award WinnersOliver Cromwell Cox Award: Judith R. Blau for Race in the Schools: Perpetuating White Dominance?, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2003 Honorable Mention: Mario Smnall for 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, "The Ties That Bind and Those That Don't: Toward Reconciling Group Threat and Contact Theories of Prejudice" Joe R. Feagin Award: HyeJin Kim, University of Notre Dame, "Class, Culture, and Conflict: African American-Korean Ameircan Conflict in South Central Los Angeles"
2004 Award WinnersOliver Cromwell Cox Award: Deirdre Royster for Race and the Invisible Hand: How White Networks Exclude Black Men from Blue-Collar Jobs, University of California Press Honorable Mention: Omar McRoberts for Streets of Glory: Church and Community in a Black Urban Neighborhood (Morality and Society), University of Chicago Press James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award: Co-Winners: Philip H. Kim, "When Information is Not Enough: Views of Americans Toward Racial Profiling" Scott Leon Washington, "The Killing Fields Revisited: Lynching and Anti-Miscegenation Legislation in the Jim Crow South, 1882-1930 Honorable Mention: Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, "On Being a White Person of Color: Using Autoethnography to Understand Puerto Ricans' Racialization" Joe R. Feagin Award: Co-Winners - Courtney Carter, Truman State University, Resettlement and Race: Ethiopian Jews in Israel Peter Joseph, George Washington University, Gender in the Study of Race Riots: Past and Future Avenues of Study
2003 Award WinnersOliver Cromwell Cox Award: Co-Winners - Evelyn Nakano Glenn for Unequal Freedom: How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship and Labor Howard Winant for The World is a Ghetto: Race and Democracy Since World War II Honorable Mention: David Naguib Pellow for Garbage Wars: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago Mary Jo Deegan for Race, Hull-House and the University of Chicago James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award: Etsuko Maruoka-Ng for The Challenge of the “Model Asian”: Rethinking Ethnic Assimilation