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Sally Hacker Dissertation Award

(Award first presented in 1987; named for Sally Hacker in 1991/1992)

2010 Catherine J. Turco Harvard “The Cultural Foundations of Tokenism: Evidence from the Leveraged Buyout Industry�
2009 Catherine Connell University of Texas – Austin "Doing (Trans)gender in the Gendered Organization.�
2008 Laura Hamilton Indiana University “Trading on Heterosexuality: College Women’s Gender Strategies and Homophobia�
2007 Joan Meyers University of California – Davis “Unpacking Bureaucracy: An Intersectional Theory of Gendered Organizations�
2006 C. Shawn McGuffey Boston College "Engendering Trauma: Race, Class, and Gender Reaffirmation after Child Sexual Abuse."
2005 Jennifer L. Hook University of Washington “Pathways to Meat Avoidance: Doing Vegetarianism and Counter-Hegemonic Politics�
2004 Anna Korteweg University of California-Berkeley "Welfare Reform and the Subject of the Working Mother: Get a Job, a Better Job, then a Career."
2003 Eileen Otis University of California-Davis "Global Restructuring and the Production of Femininities in China's Emergent Service Industry"
2002 Kimberly Richman University of California, Irvine “Lovers, Legal Strangers, and Parents Negotiating Parental and Sexual Identity in Family Law�
2001 Pei-Chia Lan University of California, Berkeley “Doing Gender in the Continuum of Domestic Labor: Filipina Migrant Domestic Workers and Taiwanese Employees�
2000 Abigail Saguy Princeton University “Sexual Harassment in France and the United States: Activists and Public Figures Defend their Definitions�
1999 Maren Klawiter University of California, Berkeley “From Private Stigma to Global Assembly: Transforming the Terrain of Breast Cancer�
1998 Michelle Budig University of Arizona “Male Tokens in Female Dominated Occupations: Are They Riding the A Glass Escalator�
1997 Mary Blair-Loy Washington State University “The Cultural Construction of New Family Schemas: The Case of Female Finance Executives�
1996 Carolyn Aman University of Arizona "Occupational Sex Composition and Wages: Using Panel Data to Assess Causal Order"
1995 Dana M. Britton University of Texas-Austin “ ‘Real Prisons’ and ‘Real Officers’: A Comparative Analysis of Gendered Policies, Practices and Preferences in Men’s and Women’s Prisons�
1994 Marika Lindholm Northwestern University "Feminist Politics & Unequal Gender Relations in the Rise of the Swedish Welfare State, 1921-1976"
1993 Not given
1992 Lisa D. Brush

Nancy Whittier

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ohio State University

"So Pitiable, Yet So Scorned: Moralism & the Problems of Single Mothers in the U.S. State Formation, 1900-1988"

"Feminists in the 'Post-Feminist' Age: Collective Identity and the Persistence of the Women's Movement"

1991 Jennifer L. Pierce

Madonna Harrington Meyer

"An Analysis Without Social Skills - That's What Men are Good at: Gender Differences and Emotional Labor in Paralegal Work"

"Gender, Race, and the Distribution of Social Resources: Long Term Care of the Elderly"

1990 Elaine J. Hall University of Connecticut "Doing Gender by Waiting: The Engendering of Table Servants"
1989 Not given
1988 Robin Leidner University of Pennsylvania "Working on People: The Routinization of Interactive Service Work"
1987 Polly Fassinger Concordia College (Minnesota) "Single Parents' Reaction to Heading the Household and Decision Making Alone"

Martin P. Levine Memorial Dissertation Fellowship Award

(Award established in 1994, switched to Sexualities Section in 2004)

2002 Jeffrey Sweat

Adam Geary

Katrina Karkazis

University of California, Davis “Queer Coalitions and Identity Work: Gay Straight Student Alliances in High Schools�

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

2001 Not given
2000 Kim Richman

Gina Masequesmay

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles

"Judicial Decision Making in Custody Cases Involving Gay and Lesbian Parents, 1952-1999: A Study of Indeterminacy in Legal Rationales and Outcomes."

Honorable Mention: "Becoming American: Negotiating Multiple Identities in a Queer, Ethnic Support Group"

1999 Eric Calhoun

Ian Leuks

Duke University
“Overcoming Gender? Trans-sexualism and the Gender Paradigm�

Honorable Mention

1998 Kathleen Hull

Michael Putnam

Northwestern University

CUNY-Graduate Center

“Wedding Rites/Marriage Rites: Same Sex Marriage as Cultural Practice and Political Goal�

Honorable Mention: “Private ‘I’s: Investigating Men’s Experiences of Pornographies�

1997 Matt Mutcher

Howard Lune

Steven Kurtz

University of California-Santa Barbara

New York University

Florida International University

Proposal for dissertation research: “Growing Up with AIDS: Gay Youths’ Sexual Stories�

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

1996 Susan Dalton

Nicole Raeburn

University of California Santa-Barbara

Ohio State University

“Legal Actors and the Construction of the Problematic Homosexual Parent: Thirty Years of Child Custody Cases and the Reproduction on Heteronormativity�

Honorable Mention: “The Rise of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Rights in the Workplace�

1995 Jammie Price

Kathleen Asbury

North Carolina State University

Temple University

“Gender, Sexuality and Emotions in Friendships Between Gay and Straight Men�

Honorable Mention: “Birkenstocks in the Bottom Drawer: Lesbian Identity and Workplace Strategies�

1994 Elizabeth Armstrong

Christopher Carrington

University of California-Berkeley

University of Massachusetts

Honorable Mention

  • Honorable Mention to Ian Leuks of Duke University and Michael Putnam of CUNY Graduate Center

Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship (Article) Award

(Award established in 1994)

YEAR NAME AFFILIATION at Time of Award Title if applicable
2010 Natalia Deeb-Sossa and Jennifer Bickham Mendez

Kristen Schilt and Laurel Westbrook

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, College of William and Mary

University of Chicago, Grand Valley State University

“Enforcing Borders in the Nuevo South: Gender and Migration in Williamsburg, Virginia and the Research Triangle, North Carolina�

“’Gender Normals,’ Transgendered People, and the Social Maintenance of Heterosexuality�

2009 Phillip Cohen

Matt Huffman

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

University of California - Irvine

"Working for the Woman: Female Managers and the Gender Wage Gap."
2008 Shelley J. Correll

Stephen Benard

In Paik

Stanford University
Indiana University

Cornell University

"Getting a Job: Is there a Motherhood Penalty?" American Journal of Sociology 112(5):1297-1338
2007 Raine Dozier University of Washington “Beards, Breasts, and Bodies: Doing Sex in a Gendered World�
2006 Karen D. Pyke

Denise L. Johnson

University of California – Riverside

Bellevue Community College

“Asian American Women and Racialized Femininities�
2005 Ada Cheng DePaul University “Rethinking the Globalization of Domestic Service: Foreign Domestics, State Control, and the Politics of Identity in Taiwan�
2004 Patricia Yancey Martin Florida State University "Saying and Doing Vs. Said and Done": Gendering Practices, Practicing Gender at Work
2003 Kirsten Dellinger

Christine Williams

University of Mississippi

University of Texas, Austin

“The Locker Room and the Dorm Room: Workplace Norms and the Boundaries of Sexual Harassment in Magazine Editing�
2002 Judith Stacey

Timothy Bilblarz

University of California, Davis

University of California, Los Angeles

“(How) Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter?�
2001 Julie Bettie University of California, Santa Cruz “Women Without Class: Chicas, Cholas, Trash, and the Presence/Absence of Class Identities�
2000 Not given
1999 Lynne Haney New York University “Homeboys, Babies, Men in Suits: The State and the Reproduction of Male Dominance�
1998 Candace West

Sarah Fenstermaker

University of California-Santa Cruz

University of California-Santa Barbara

“Doing Difference�
1997 Susanna Danuta Walters Georgetown University “From Here to Queer: Radical Feminism, Postmodernism, and the Lesbian Menace (Or, Why Can’t a Woman Be More Like a Fag)?�
1996 Martha McMahon University of Victoria “Engendering Motherhood: Identity and Self-Transformation in Women's Lives�
1995 Barbara F. Reskin

R. W. Connell

Ohio State University

University of Sydney, Australia

1994 Cynthia Fuchs Epstein CUNY, Graduate Center

Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship (Book) Award

(Award established in 1998)

YEAR NAME AFFILIATION at Time of Award Title if applicable
2010 Jeanne Flavin Fordham University Our Bodies, Our Crimes: The Policing of Women’s Reproduction in America
2009 Elizabeth Bernstein Barnard College Temporarily Yours: Intimacy, Authenticity, and the Commerce of Sex
2008 Kathy Davis Utrecht University, The Netherlands The Making of Our Bodies Ourselves: How Feminism Travels Across Borders
2007 Pei-Chia Lan National Taiwan University Global Cinderellas: Migrant Domestics and Newly Rich Employers in Taiwan
2006 Benita Roth Binghamton University Separate Roads to Feminism: Black, Chicana, and White Feminist Movements in America’s Second Wave
2005 Leila Rupp
Verta Taylor
University of California, Santa Barbara Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret.
2004 Julie Bettie University of California-Santa Cruz Women without Class: Girls, Race, and Identity
2003 Lynne Haney New York University Inventing the Needy: Gender and the Politics of Welfare in Hungary
2002 Pierette Hondagneu-Sotelo University of Southern California Domestica: Immigrant Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadow of Affluence
2001 Ann Ferguson Smith College Bad Boys: Public Schools in the Making for Black Masculinity
2000 Linda Blum

Nicola Beisel

University of New Hampshire

Northwestern University

At the Breast: Ideologies of Breastfeeding and Motherhood in the Contemporary United States

Imperiled Innocents: Anthony Comstock and Family Reproduction in Victorian America

1999 Monica J. Casper University of California, Santa Cruz The Making of the Unborn Patient: A Social Anatomy of Fetal Surgery
1998 Oyeronke Oyewumi University of California-Santa Barbara Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses