American Sociological Association

Section on Animals and Society Past Award Recipients

ASA Section on Animals and Society's Jane Goodall Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Scholarship

Year Recipient Affiliation Publication
2017 Caleb Scoville University of California-Berkeley "Hydraulic Society and a 'Stupid Little Fish': Toward a Historical Ontology of the Nonhuman"
2016  Andrea Laurent-Simpson  

“Extending Identity Theory: Parenting and Identity Formation in the Context of Human-Animal Relationships”

2015 Braden Leap  

“Collective Troubles: Transforming Neoliberalism through Interaction with Nonhumans” published in Geoforum Volume 56, Issue 1, 2014

2014 Ryan Gunderson Michigan State University

“From Cattle to Capital: Exchange Value, Animal Commodification, and Barbarism” published in Critical Sociology, Volume 39, Issue 2, 2013

2013 Loredana Loy New York University.

“The Social Impact of Cinematic Discourse”


Benjamin Merriman

University of Chicago “Putting Animals to Work: The Ideology of Animal-Based Production and the Problem of Interspecies

Benjamin Merriman

University of Chicago The Biological and Historical Animal: Toward a Usable Marx.

Elizabeth Cherry

University of Georgia "Deconstructing Symbolic Boundaries: Cultural Strategies of New Social Movements."

Colter Ellis

University of Colorado "Negotiating Contradictions: Human-Nonhuman Animal Relationships in Cattle Ranching."


ASA Section on Animals and Society's Award for Distinguished Scholarship

Year Recipient Affiliation Publication
2017 Betsie Garner and David Grazian   "Naturalizing Gender through Childhood Socialization Messages in a Zoo" published in Social Psychology Quarterly, Volume 79, Issue 3, 2016, 181-198
2016 David Grazian   "American Zoo: A Sociological Safari"
2014 Lisa Jean Moore and Mary Kosut Purchase College – SUNY Buzz: Urban Beekeeping and the Power of the Bee (New York University Press, 2013).
2013 Richard York and Philip Mancus   “The Invisible Animal: Anthrozoology and Macrosociology” published in Sociological Theory, Volume 31, Issue 1, 2013, 75-91.

David Grazian

University of Pennsylvania "Where the Wild Things Aren’t: Exhibiting Nature in American Zoos" published in The Sociological Quarterly, Volume 53, 546-565.

David Nibert

Wittenberg University "The Fire Next Time: The Coming Cost of Capitalism, Animal Oppression and Environmental Ruin” published in Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, Volume 3: 141-158.

Rhoda Wilkie

  Livestock/Deadstock: Working with Animals from Birth to Slaughter. (Temple University Press)

Amy Fitzgerald, Linda Kalof and Thomas Dietz

University of Windsor, Michigan State University, Michigan State University “Slaughterhouses and Increased Crime Rates: An Empirical Analysis of Spillover
from 'The Jungle' into the Surrounding Community” published in Organization and Environment, Volume 22, 158-184, 2009

Arnold Arluke

Northeastern University Just a Dog: Understanding Animal Cruelty and Ourselves (2006, Temple University Press)
2008 Colin Jerolmack New York University "Animal Practices, Ethnicity, and Community: The Turkish Pigeon Handlers of Berlin." published in American Sociological Review, 2007, Volume 72, 874-894
2007 Leslie Irvine University of Colorado If You Tame Me: Understanding our Connection with Animals (Temple University Press, 2004).


ASA Section on Animals and Society's Clifton Bryant Animals & Society Course Award

Year Recipient Affiliation Publication

Jenny R. Vermilya

University of North Georgia "Animals and Society"
2016 Keri Brandt Fort Lewis College “Animals & Society”
2014 Liz Grauerholz University of Central Florida

Animals and Health (SYO3408)


Linda Kalof

Michigan State University “Animals and Social Transformations”

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