American Sociological Association

Section on Sociology of Body and Embodiment

Section on the Sociology of Body and Embodiment Best Publication Award 

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

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

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

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

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

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


Section on the Sociology of Body and Embodiment Graduate Student Paper Award

2017: Alka Menon, PhD Candidate, Northwestern University, "Reconstructing Race and Gender in American Cosmetic Surgery," Ethnic and Racial Studies 40(4):597-619. 2016.

2016: Neil Gong, “How to Fight Without Rules: On Civilized Violence in De-Civilized Spaces,” Social Problems 62(4):605-622. 2015.

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,” Symbolic Interaction 36(1):21-39. 2013.

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

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