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Public Understanding of Sociology ASA Major Award

Award Description

The Public Understanding of Sociology Award is given annually to an ASA member, person or persons, who have made exemplary contributions to advance the public understanding of sociology, sociological research, and scholarship among the general public. The award may recognize a contribution in the preceding year or for a longer career of such contributions. Nominations should include the nominee's vita and a detailed one to two page nomination statement that describes how the person's work has contributed to increasing the public understanding and knowledge of sociology. PLEASE NOTE: The nominator should also included  additionally three to four nomination letters within their nomination before sending the nomination to ASA. The nominator must also include the evidence supporting the claims made in the nomination letter(s). If these above requirements are not met the committee will not be able to accept the nomination.

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

 

Selection Committee Members

Name Beginning of Term End of Term Position
Darren Barany 1/1/2013 12/31/2015 Member
Amy J. Binder 1/1/2013 12/31/2015 Member
Lynn Sharon Chancer 1/1/2013 12/31/2015 Member
Douglas Hartmann 1/1/2012 12/31/2014 Member
Sara F. Mason 1/1/2012 12/31/2014 Member
Allison Pugh 1/1/2012 12/31/2014 Chair
Elizabeth Fussell 1/1/2014 12/31/2016 Member
Zakiya T. Luna 1/1/2014 12/31/2016 Member
Sean F. Everton 1/1/2014 12/31/2016 Member

Recipients of Public Understanding Major ASA Award

2013 - Ruth Milkman

2012 - Douglas S. Massey

2011 - Barbara Risman

2010 - Valerie Jenness & Doris Wilkinson (co-winners)

2009 - Jack Levin

2008 - David Segal & Shirley Laska (co-winners)

2007 - Andrew Beveridge

2006 - Diane Vaughan

2005 - Pepper Schwartz

2004 - Jerome Scott and Walda Katz Fishman

2003 - Frances Fox Piven

2002 - No award presented

2001 - Alan Wolfe

2000 - Arlie Hochschild

1999 - Herbert J. Gans

1998 - William Julius Wilson

1997 - Charles Moskos