American Sociological Association

Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity Award Recipients

The Section on Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity Distinguished Career Award




Robert Wuthnow

Princeton University
2015 Jane Piliavin University of Wisconsin – Madison
2014 Shalom H. Schwartz Hebrew University
2013 Paul Schervish Boston College
2012 Christian Smith University of Notre Dame


The Section on Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity Outstanding Published Book Award



Affiliation Title
2016 Justin Farrell Yale University


2015 Co-winner Gabriel Abend   2014. The Moral Background: An Inquiry into the History of Business Ethics. Princeton University Press.
2015 Co-winner Vincent Jeffries  

2014. The Palgrave Handbook of Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity. Palgrave.

2014 Peter Stamatov Yale University The Origins of Global Humanitarianism: Religion, Empires and Advocacy (Cambridge University Press, 2013).
2013 Lori Peek Colorado State

Behind the Backlash: Muslim Americans After 9/11 (Temple University Press, 2011)

2012 Donald Black University of Virginia Moral Time, Oxford University Press


The Section on Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity Outstanding Published Article Award



Affiliation Title
2016 Co-Winner Wayne E. Baker University of Michigan  
2016 Co-Winner Nathaniel Bulkley Innovation Places LLC  
2015 Brent Simpson, Ashley Harrell and Rob Willer.  

” Hidden Paths from Morality to
Cooperation: Moral Judgment Promote
Trust and Trustworthiness.” published in
Social Forces 91(4) 1529–1548, June 2013

2014 Dan Lainer-Vos University of Southern California

2013. "The Practical Organization of Moral Transactions: Gift Giving, Market Exchange, Credit, and the Making of Diaspora Bonds." Sociological Theory 31: 145-167.

2013 Chaeyoon Lim and Carol Ann MacGregor University of Wisconsin-Madison and Loyola University, New Orleans

2012. "Religion and Volunteering in Context: Disentangling the Contextual Effects of Religion on Voluntary Behavior." American Sociological Review. 77 (5): 747-779.

2012 Gabriel Abend New York University

"Thick Concepts and the Moral Brain." European Journal of Sociology 52:143-172.

2012 Honorable Metion Rob Willer University of California- Berkeley

“Groups Reward Individual Sacrifice: The Status Solution to the Collective Action Problem.” American Sociological Review 74:23-43,


The Section on Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award



Affiliation Title
2016 Landon Schnabel Indiana University-Bloomington


2015 Robert Braun  

“Religious Minorities and Resistance to Genocide: The Collective Rescue of Jews in the Netherlands during the Holocaust.”

2014 Blaine Robbins University of Washington

"On the Origins of Trust: Perceived Motivations, Causal Attributions, and Other-Praising Emotions."

2013 Xiaohong Xu Yale University

2013. "Belonging Before Believing: Ethical Activism, Sectarian Ethos and Bloc Recruitment in the Making of Chinese Communism" American Sociological Review.

2012 Margaret Frye University of California- Berkeley

“Bright Futures in Malawi’ New Dawn: Educational Aspirations as Assertions of Identity.” American Journal of Sociology, May Issue, 2012.

2012 Honorable Metion Matthew Hoffberg Cornell University

“Prosocial Values, Reciprocity, and the Mediating Role of Perceived Motives in Direct Favor Exchange.”

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