American Sociological Association

Section on Body and Embodiment

Section on the Body and Embodiment Graduate Student Paper Award

2017: Alka Menon, PhD Candidate, Northwestern University. "Reconstructing Race and Gender in American Cosmetic Surgery"

2016: Gong, Neil. 2015. “How to Fight Without Rules: On Civilized Violence in De-Civilized Spaces.” Social Problems 62(4)

2015: Sonny Nordmarken“Radiant Selves, Misgendering Experiences, and Biologized Gender Ideologies”

2014: Paige L. Sweet, University of Illinois – Chicago, "Every Bone in My Body: Domestic Violence and the Diagnostic Body."

2013: Drew Foster, University of Michigan. "Aspirational Habitus, Embodiment, and Sport: Explaining Cross-Class Participation in Aikido"

2012: Alex Thompson, University of Colorado- Boulder. “‘Sometimes, I think I might say too much’: Dark Secrets and the Performance of Inflammatory Bowel Disease”

2011: Katherine Mason, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley. “Bearing Babies, Bearing Class: Class-Conditioned Agency and the Maternal Body.”


Section on the Body and Embodiment Best Publication Award 

2017: Ashley Mears, 2015, “Girls as Elite Distinction: The Appropriation of Bodily Capital.” Poetics 53: 22–37

2016: Heather Laine Talley, Independent Scholar, Saving Face: Disfigurement and the Politics of Appearance, New York University Press, 2014

2015: Hoang, Kimberly Kay. 2014. “Competing Technologies of Embodiment: Pan-Asian Modernity and Third World Dependency in Vietnam’s Contemporary Sex Industry.” Gender & Society 28(4): 513-536.

2014: Maxine Leeds Craig, University of California – Davis, Sorry I Don't Dance: Why Men Refuse to Move (Oxford University Press, 2013).

2013: Elise Paradis 2012. “Boxers, Briefs or Bras? Bodies, Gender and Change in the Boxing Gym” Body & Society 18(2): 82-109.

2012: Rene Almeling, Yale University. 2011. Sex Cells: the Medical Market for Egg and Sperm. Univ of California Press 2011.

2011: Kwan, Samantha. 2009. “Framing the Fat Body: Contested Meanings between Government, Activists, and Industry.” Sociological Inquiry 79(1): 25-50.

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