American Sociological Association

Section on Sociology of Development

The Section on the Sociology of Development's Samuel Cohn Distinguished Service Award

2014: Samuel Cohn, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University


The Section on the Sociology of Development's Faculty Book Award

2016: Sarah Swider, Building China: Informal Work and the New Precariat. Cornell University/ILR Press. 2015.

2015: Paromita Sanyal, Credit to Capabilities: A Sociological Study of Microcredit Groups in India. Cambridge University Press. 2014.

2014: Rina Agarwala, Johns Hopkins University, Informal Labor, Formal Politics, and Dignified Development in India. Cambridge University Press. 2013.

2013: Evelyne Huber, and John D Stephens, Democracy and the Left: Social Policy and Inequality in Latin America. The University of Chicago Press. 2012.

2012: Patrick Barron, University of Oxford, Rachel Diprose, University of Oxford, and Michael Woolcock, World Bank, Contesting Development: Participatory Projects and Local Conflict Dynamics in Indonesia. Yale University Press. 2011.

2012: James Mahoney, Northwestern University, Colonialism and Postcolonial Development: Spanish America in Comparative Perspective. Cambridge University Press. 2010.


The Section on the Sociology of Development's Faculty Article Award

2016: Prerna Singh, “Subnationalism and Social Development: A Comparative Analysis of Indian States,” World Politics 67(3):1-57. 2015.

2015: Gabriel Hetland, “The Crooked Line: From Popular Mobilization to Participatory Democracy in Chavez-Era Venezuela,” Qualitative Sociology 37(4):373-401. 2014.

2014: Lant Pritchett, Michael Woolcock, and Matt Andrews, all of Harvard Kennedy School, “Looking Like a State: Techniques of Persistent Failure in State Capability for Implementation,” The Journal of Development Studies 49(1):1-18. 2013.

2013: Cheol-Sung Lee, “Associational Networks and Welfare States in Argentina, Brazil, South Korea, and Taiwan” World Politics 64(3):507-554. 2012.


The Section on the Sociology of Development's Graduate Student Paper Award

2016: Pandian Roshan, "Does Manufacturing Matter for Economic Growth in the Era of Globalization?" Social Forces 95(3):909-940. 2017.

2015: Julia Behrmanand Abigail Weitzman, “The Effect of Severe Natural Disaster on Fertility: Evidence from the 2010 Haiti Earthquake”

2015: Gowri Vijayakumar, “I’ll be like Water:” Gender, Class and Flexible Aspirations at the Edge of India’s Knowledge Economy,” Gender & Society 27(6):777-798. 2013.

2014: Diana Rodríguez-Franco, Northwestern University, “Internal Wars, Taxation, and State Building,” American Sociological Review 81(1):190-213. 2016.

2013: Michael Levien and Marcel Paret, “A Second Double Movement? Polanyi and Shifting Global Opinions on Neoliberalism,” International Sociology 27(6):724– 744. 2012.

2012: Abigail Andrews, University of California, Berkeley, "The Quiet Insubordination of Staying Home: Rethinking Women who “'Stay Behind”’


The Section on the Sociology of Development's Lifetime Achievement Award

2012: Peter Evans, University of California, Berkeley

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