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2012-2013 Call for Awards and Committees

Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award

This award is for the best paper in the field of race, gender, and class written by a graduate student. Eligible papers must be unpublished, sole-authored, and must have been written while the author was enrolled as a graduate student in 2010, 2011, or 2012. Papers will be accepted from authors who are currently enrolled or who hold their terminal MA or PhD degree. Eligible papers must be no more than 25 pages (double-spaced not counting references) in length and the references must follow the ASA StyleGuide reference format. Nominations may be submitted by the author or by others. To nominate a paper, please send an electronic copy of the paper and a letter of nomination not exceeding two pages that states why the paper makes a significant contribution to the field of race, gender, and class. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2013. Please send nomination letter and electronic copy of the paper to Chair of the Graduate Student Paper Award Committee: Lorena Garcia (Chair; University of Illinois-Chicago), lorena@uic.edu; Amy Steinbugler (Dickinson College), Lynn Verduzco-Baker (Albion College) and Tomas Encarnacion (U.S. Census Bureau)

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 2010, 2011, or 2012. Nominations may be submitted by the author or by others. To nominate an article, please 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; provide a complete citation of the work; and send an electronic copy of the article via email. The deadline for nominations is

March 1, 2013. Please send all information to the Chair of the Article Award Committee, Natalia Sarkisian (Chair; Boston College) natalia@sarkisian.net, Jennifer Sherman (Washington State University), Kumiko Nemoto (Western Kentucky University), Kerry Woodward (CSU-Long Beach) and Marici-Texler Segal (Indiana University Southeast)


Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book 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 book on the "cutting edge" of sociological inquiry. We accept nominations of books published in 2010, 2011, or 2012. Edited collections are not eligible. Nominations may be submitted by the author or by others. To nominate a book, please send a letter of nomination not exceeding two pages that states why the book makes a significant contribution to the field of race, gender, and class. Letters of nominations will be acknowledged by the Chair with information about where to send 4 copies of the nominated book. Please do not send books to the Chair before receiving a response to the nomination. The deadline for nominations is

 March, 1, 2013. Please send nomination letters to the Chair of the Book Award Committee: Oluwakemi M. Balogun at oluwakemi.balogun@pomona.edu.  Committee Members: Patricia Banks (Chair), Margaret Hunter (Mills College), and Vicky Demos (UMN-Morris)

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