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Cox-Johnson-Frazier ASA Major Award


Award Description

In 1971 the ASA Council established the DuBois-Johnson-Frazier Award to honor the intellectual traditions and contributions of W.E.B. DuBois, Charles S. Johnson, and E. Franklin Frazier. In 2006, members of the Association voted to change the name of this award to the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award in honor of Oliver Cox, the first recipient of the award. The Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award is given to an individual or individuals for their work in the intellectual traditions of the work of these three African American scholars. Cox, Johnson, and Frazier placed their scholarship in service to social justice, with an eye toward advancing the status of disadvantaged populations. Their scholarship was not limited to just the gathering of more data, but was rather scholarship that was attempting to better conditions globally.  Cox, Johnson, and Frazier worked to broaden the thinking of society and to broaden what the mainstream included.


In the spirit of the lifetime efforts of Cox, Johnson, and Frazier, the committee invites nominations of individuals or institutions with a record of outstanding work, such as, but not limited to:  

  • Work on social justice issues
  • Work on human rights
  • Activism, community efforts, the building of institutions, or sustaining programs
  • Emphasis on African American or similarly disadvantaged racial/ethnic populations that have experienced historical racial discrimination

Occasionally institutional commitment to social justice, to broadening the tradition to including and empowering marginalized scholars and marginalized peoples, is so compelling that this award can recognize a communal institutional effort.

Nominations should include a one to two-page cover letter that explains why the individual or institution fits the criteria, a CV, and three to four additional letters of recommendation, but no more than five letters altogether. If possible, please send a complete nomination packet (which includes  one to two-page cover letter, CV and three to five nomination letters). Send nominations to: American Sociological Association, c/o Governance, 1430 K Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005; fax: (202) 638-0882; e-mail governance@asanet.org. The deadline for the 2015 award is January 31, 2014.

PLEASE NOTE: Any nomination without a vita will not be considered. Former students are encouraged to nominate candidates but not the current students of potential nominees.

Selection Committee Members

Name Beginning of Term End of Term Position
Juan J. Battle 1/1/2012 12/31/2014 Member
Mindelyn R. Buford, II 1/1/2013 12/31/2015 Member
Cheryl Townsend Gilkes 1/1/2013 12/31/2015 Member
Alexes Harris 1/1/2012 12/31/2014 Member
Deborah K. King 1/1/2012 12/31/2014 Chair
James W. Loewen 1/1/2013 12/31/2015 Member
Maya Beasley 1/1/2014 12/31/2016 Member
Enobong (Anna) Branch 1/1/2014 12/31/2016 Member
Belinda Robnett 1/1/2014 12/31/2016 Member

 

Recipients of the ASA Cox-Johnson-Frazier Major ASA Award

(Originally a biennial award for work in the tradition of DuBois, Johnson, and Frazier; now annual for work in the tradition of Cox, Johnson, and Frazier.)

2013 - Elijah Anderson

2012 - James W. Loewen

2011 - Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

2010 - Delores P. Aldridge

2009 - Aldon Morris

2008 - Cora B. Marrett

2007 - Jorge Bustamante

2006 - Rutledge M. Dennis

2005 - no recipient

2004 - Sociology Department at Washington State University

2003 - John Moland, Jr.

2002 - Walter R. Allen

2001 - Troy Duster

2000 - Charles U. Smith

1999 - no award given

1998 - Howard F. Taylor

1997 - G. Franklin Edwards

1996 - Edgar G. Epps

1994 - Charles V. Willie

1992 - Andrew Billingsley

1990 - William Julius Wilson

1988 - Doris Y. Wilkinson

1986 - James E. Blackwell

1984 - Joyce A. Ladner

1982 - Daniel C. Thompson

1980 - Joseph S. Himes

1978 - Ira DeAugustine Reid

1976 - Hylan G. Lewis

1973 - St. Clair Drake

1971 - Oliver Cromwell Cox