American Sociological Association

Section on Human Rights

Section on Human Rights Best Graduate Student Paper Award 

2017: Kristopher Velasco, “Human Rights INGOs, and LGBT Policy Diffusion, 1991 – 2015” by Kristopher Velasco

2016: Roberts, Louisa.”Changing Global Attitudes Toward Homosexuality: The Influence of Global and Region Specific Cultures.” 1981-2012.

2015: Marie Berry. “When ‘Bright Futures’ Fade: Paradoxes of Women’s Empowerment in Rwanda.”

2014: Hassan El Menyawi, New York University, "The Great Reversal."

2012: Lei, Ya-Wen (University of Michigan). "Institutional-social Embeddedness of the Public Sphere: Media, Law, Networks, and the Heterogeneous Development of the Public Sphere in China"

2011: Jennifer Costanza. “A New Indigenous Citizenship: Constructing Citizen Rights from Human Rights at the Grassroots in Guatemala.”


Section on Human Rights Gordon Hirabayashi Human Rights Book Award

2017: Tianna S. Paschel, Becoming Black Political Subjects: Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil. Princeton University Press, 2017.

2016: Holzer, Elizabeth. The Concerned Women of Budburam: Refugee Activists and Humanitarian Dilemmas.  Cornell University Press.

2015: Christopher N. J. Roberts, The Contentious History of the International Bill of Human Rights. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

2014: Yuksel Sezgin, Syracuse University, Human Rights Under State-Enforced Religious Family Laws in Israel, Egypt, and India (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

2013: Armaline, William T., Davita Silfen Glasberg, and Bandana Purkayastha, eds. Human Rights in Our Own Backyard: Injustice and Resistance in the United States. (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011)  


Section on Human Rights Best Scholarly Article Award

2017: Kiyoteru Tsutsui, “Human Rights and Minority Activism in Japan: Transformation of Movement Actorhood and Local-Global Feedback Loop,” American Journal of Sociology 122, 4 (2017): 1050 - 1103.

2016: Chana, Teeger.  "Both Sides of the Story: History Education in Post-Apartheid South Africa. ASR 80(6)1175-1200.

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