The Section on Sociology of Human Rights' Best Graduate Student Paper Award
2017: Kristopher Velasco, “Human Rights INGOs, and LGBT Policy Diffusion, 1991 – 2015”
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,” Signs 41(1):1-27. 2015.
2014: Hassan El Menyawi, New York University, "The Great Reversal"
2012: Ya-Wen Lei, 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.”
The Section on Sociology of 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: Princeton University Press, 2017.
2016: Elizabeth Holzer, The Concerned Women of Budburam: Refugee Activists and Humanitarian Dilemmas. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
2015: Christopher N. J. Roberts, The Contentious History of the International Bill of Human Rights. New York: Cambridge University Press.
2014: Yuksel Sezgin, Syracuse University, Human Rights Under State-Enforced Religious Family Laws in Israel, Egypt, and India. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
2013: William T. Armaline, Davita Silfen Glasberg, and Bandana Purkayastha, editors, Human Rights in Our Own Backyard: Injustice and Resistance in the United States. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2011.
The Section on the Sociology of 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):1050-1103. 2017.
2016: Teeger Chana, "Both Sides of the Story: History Education in Post-Apartheid South Africa," American Sociological Review 80(6):1175-1200. 2015.