American Sociological Association

Section on Disability and Society

Distinguished Contributions to the Sociology of Disability

2016: Blum, Linda M. Raising Generation Rx: Mothering Kids with Invisible Disabilities in an Age of Inequality. NYU Press, 2015.

2014: Richard Scotch, University of Texas-Dallas,

2014: Sharon Barnartt, Gallaudet University

2014: Barbara Altman, Disability Statistics Consultant


Section on Disability and Society's Student Award

2016: Justine E. Egner, “Hegemonic or Queer?: A Comparative Analysis of Five LGBTQIA/Disability Intersectional Social Movement Organizations.”

2015: Suzan Walters, Stony Brook University, “Caregiving and HIV: Accounts of Resisting Individualism, Privatization, and Cuts in Social Spending.”

2014: Chen Yang, "Being independent from whom? Analyzing two interpretations in the paradigm of independent living.” Disability and Society. December 2013.


Outstanding Publication in the Sociology of Disability

2017: Angela Frederick, “Risky Mothers and the Normalcy Project” Gender and Society

2017: Carrie L. Shandra and Anna Penner, “Benefactors and Beneficiaries? Disability and Care to Others” Journal of Marriage and Family

2015: Dara Shifrer, Houston Education Research Consortium, “Stigma of a Label: Educational Expectations for High School Students Labeled with Learning Disabilities,” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 54(4):462-480, 2013.


Distinguished Career in the Sociology of Disability

2017: Sara Green, University of South Florida


Outstanding Graduate Student Paper

Jennifer D. Brooks. “Just a Little Respect: Differences in Job Satisfaction among Individuals With and Without Disabilities.”

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