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W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship
ASA Major Award

Award Description

This award honors those ASA member scholars who have shown outstanding commitment to the profession of sociology and whose cumulative work has contributed in important ways to the advancement of the discipline. The body of lifetime work may include theoretical and/or methodological contributions. The award selection committee is particularly interested in ASA members whose work that substantially reorients the field in general or in a particular subfield.

Nominations should include a copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae and letters in support of the nomination. The most compelling cases contain five to eight letters from a variety of individuals able to speak to the qualifications of the nominees. The person making the nomination should obtain this material and forward it to the committee, with the nominee's curriculum vitae, as a package. Nominations remain under active consideration for five award cycles.

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 nominations for this award is January 31, 2015. The award will be given in 2016.
 

Selection Committee Members
Name Beginning of Term End of Term Position
Shari Lee Dworkin 1/1/2013 12/31/2014 Chair
Marion Fourcade 1/1/2013 12/31/2015 Member
Ann Mische 1/1/2013 12/31/2015 Member
Aldon D. Morris 1/1/2012 12/31/2014 Member
Raka Ray 1/1/2012 12/31/2014 Member
Edward E. Telles 1/1/2012 12/31/2014 Member
Bruce Haynes 1/1/2014 12/31/2016 Member
Pamela E. Oliver 1/1/2014 12/31/2016 Member
Verna M. Keith 1/1/2014 12/31/2016 Member

Recipients of W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Major ASA Award

2014 - William Julius Wilson

2013 - Joe R. Feagin

2012 - William Gamson

2011 - Harrison C. White

2010 - Alejandro Portes

2009 - Sheldon Stryker

2008 - Barbara Reskin

2007 - Joseph Berger

2006 - Herbert Gans

2005 - Charles Tilly and Charles Willie

2004 - Arthur Stinchcombe

2003 - Immanuel Wallerstein

2002 - Gerhard E. Lenski

2001 - William Foote Whyte

2000 - Seymour Martin Lipset

1999 - Dorothy E. Smith

1998 - Howard S. Becker

1997 - William Hamilton Sewell

1996 - Peter M. Blau

1995 - Leo Goodman

1994 - Lewis A. Coser

1993 - Joan R. Acker

1992 - Daniel Bell

1991 - Mirra Komarovsky

1990 - Robin M. Williams, Jr.

1989 - Jessie Bernard

1988 - George C. Homans

1987 - Wilbert E. Moore

1986 - Edward A. Shils

1985 - Reinhard Bendix

1984 - Morris Janowitz

1983 - Herbert Blumer

1982 - Kingsley Davis

1981 - Everett C. Hughes

1980 - Robert K. Merton