American Sociological Association

Section on International Migration Award Recipients

The Award for Public Sociology in International Migration

2018: Manuel Pastor, University of Southern California

2016: Nestor Rodriguez

2015: Cecilia Menjívar, Arizona State University

2014: Roberto Gonzales, Harvard University

2013: David Fitzgerald, University of California, San Diego


The Section on International Migration's Aristide Zolberg Student Scholar Award

2018: Lucas Drouhot, Cornell University, "Cracks in the Melting Pot? Religiosity & Assimilation Among the Diverse Muslim Populations in France"

2018 Honorable Mention: Deisy Del Real, University of California, Los Angeles, "Toxic Ties: The Reproduction of Legal Violence within Mixed-Status Intimate Partners, Relatives, and Friends"

2017: Gina Marie Longo, “Mothers and Moneymakers: Using Gender Norms for Policing Marriage Fraud in U.S. Immigration,” Unpublished Manuscript, Revised and Resubmitted Gender and Society

2016: Hajar Yazdiha

2015: Ariela Schachter

2014: Rene Flores, Princeton University

2013: Rene Flores, Princeton University, "The resurgence of Race in Europe: Perceptions of Discrimination Among Immigrants in Spain," Social Forces 94(1):237-269. 2015.

2012: Sylvia Zamora,University of California, Los Angeles, "Racial Remittances: the Effect of Migration on Racial Ideologies in Mexico," Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 2(4):466-481. 2016.

2011: Anthony Christian Ocampo, University of California, Los Angeles, "Are Second Generation Filipinos Becoming Asian Americans or Latino? Historical Colonialism, Culture, and Panethnic Identity," Ethnic and Racial Studies 37(3):425-445. 2013.

2010: Van Tran, “English Gain vs. Spanish Loss? Language Assimilation among Second-Generation Latinos in Young Adulthood,” Social Forces 89(1):257–284. 2010.

2009: Phillip Connor, Princeton University, "Do Immigrants Religiously Assimilate? Contextualizing Immigrant Religious Participation in Western Europe, the United States and Canada"

2008: Jody Agius Vallejo, University of California, Irvine, "Latina Spaces: Middle Class Ethnic Capital and Professional Associations in the Latino Community," City & Community 8(2):129-154. 2009.

2007: Suzanna Crage, Indiana University, “Policy, Place, Ideas: Refugee Aid Policy in Munich”

2007 Honorable Mention: Sandra Bucerius, University of Frankfurt, Germany (visiting at University of Toronto), “'What Else Should I Do?' Cultural Influences on the Drug Trade of Migrants in Germany,” Journal of Drug Issues 37(3):673-697. 2007.

2006: Jim Bachmeier, University of California, Irvine, “New Destination Contexts of Reception: Labor Market Coethnic Concentration and the Earning of Recent Mexican Immigrants”

2005: Emily Ryo, Stanford University, “Documenting the Significance of Race for the Undocumented: Occupational Mobility of Undocumented Immigrants”

2003: David FitzGerald, "Nationality and Migration in Modern Mexico," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 31(1):171-191. 2007.

2002: David Fitzgerald, University of California, Los Angeles, “Beyond ‘Transnationalism’: Mexican Hometown Politics at an American Labor Union,” Ethnic and Racial Studies 27(2):228-247. 2004.

2001: Rebecca Kim, University of California, Los Angeles, “Assimilation, Ethnicity, and Religion: Korean American Campus Evangelicals’ Ethnic Religious Participation”

2000: John Fox, University of California, Los Angeles,“Identity Formation in Migration: The Case of Transylvania Hungarian Guest Workers”

1999: Irene Bloemraad, Harvard University, “A Macro-Institutional Approach to Immigrant Political Incorporation: Comparing the Naturalization Rates and Processes of Portuguese Immigrants in the U.S. and Canada”

1997: Nancy Weinberg, Stanford University, “Labor Market Attainment in the Context of Mass Migration: The Case of Soviet Jewish Immigrants in Israel”

1996: Dae Young Kim, The Graduate Center, City University New York, "The Limits of Ethnic Solidarity: The employment of Mexicans and Ecuadorians in Korean-owned Businesses in New York City"


The Section on International Migration's Distinguished Career Award

2018: Andreas Wimmer, Columbia University

2017: Min Zhou, University of California, Los Angeles

2016: Mary Waters

2015: Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, University of Southern California

2014: Rubén G. Rumbaut, University of California, Irvine

2012: Pyong Gap Min, Queens College

2012: Roger Waldinger, University of California, Los Angeles

2011: Frank D. Bean

2010: Nancy Foner

2009: Douglas S. Massey

2008: Richard D. Alba

2005: Edna Bonacich, University of California,Riverside

2005: Lydio Tomasi, Center for Migration Studies

2004: Herbert J. Gans, Columbia University

2004: Nathan Glazer, Harvard University

2000: Ivan Light, University of California, Los Angeles

1998: Alejandro Portes, Princeton University


The Section on International Migration's Louis Wirth Best Article Award

2018: Maria Abascal, Columbia University, "Tu Casa, Mi Casa: Naturalization and Belonging Among Latino Immigrants," International Migration Review 51(2):291-322. 2017.

2018: Rene Flores, University of Washington, "Do Anti-Immigrant Laws Shape Public Sentiment? A Study of Arizona's SB 1070 Using Twitter Data," American Journal of Sociology 123(2):333-384. 2017.

2018 Honorable Mention: Cynthia Feliciano, University of California, Irvine, and Yader Lanuza, University of Miami, "An Immigrant Paradox? Contextual Attainment and Intergenerational Educational Mobility," American Sociological Review 82(1):211-241. 2017.

2017: Ariela Schachter, “From ‘Different’ to ‘Similar’: An Experimental Approach to Understanding Assimilation,” American Sociological Review 81(5):981-1013. 2016.

2016: Mathew J. Creighton and Amaney Jamal, “Does Islam Play a Role in Anti-Immigrant Sentiment? An Experimental Approach,” Social Science Research 53:98-103. 2015.

2016: Kim Ebert and Dina Okamoto, “Legitimating Contexts, Immigrant Protests, and Exclusionary Actions,” Social Problems 62(1):40-67. 2015.

2015: Robert Courtney Smith, “Black Mexicans, Conjunctural Ethnicity, and Operating Identities: Long-Term Ethnographic Analysis,”American Sociological Review 79(3):517-548. 2014.

2014: Hana Brown, Wake Forest University, “Race, Legality, and the Social Policy Consequences of Anti-Immigration Mobilization,” American Sociological Review 78(2):290-314. 2013.

2013: Joanna Dreby, State University of New York, 2012. "The Burden of Deportation on Children in Mexican Immigrant Families," Journal of Marriage and Family 74(4):829–845. 2012.

2013: Julie Stewart, University of Utah, "Fiction over Facts: How competing narrative forms explain policy in a new immigration destination," The Sociological Forum 27(3):591–616. 2012.


The Section on International Migration's Thomas and Znaniecki Best Book Award

2018: Anju Mary Paul, Yale-NUS College, Multinational Maids: Stepwise Migration in a Global Labor Market. Cambridge University Press. 2017.

2018 Honorable Mention: Angel Adams Parham, Loyola University, New Orleans, American Routes: Racial Palimpsests and the Transformation of Race. Oxford University Press. 2017.

2017: Jaeeun Kim, Contested Embrace: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea. Stanford University Press. 2016.

2016: Jennifer Lee and Min Zhou, The Asian American Achievement Paradox. Russell Sage Foundation. 2015.

2015: David Fitzgerald and David Cook-Martín, Culling the Masses: The Democratic Origins of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas.  Harvard University Press. 2014.

2014: David A. Cook-Martin, Grinnell College, The Scramble for Citizens: Dual Nationality and State Competition for Immigrants. Stanford University Press. 2013.

2013: Cybelle Fox, University of California, Berkeley, Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal. Princeton University Press. 2012.

2012: Natasha Warikoo, Harvard University, Balancing Acts: Youth Culture in the Global City. University of California Press. 2011.

2011: Joanna Dreby, Divided by Borders: Mexican Migrants and their Children. University of California Press. 2010.

2010: Ruben Hernandez-Leon, Metropolitan Migrants: The Migration of Urban Mexicans to the United States. University of California Press. 2008.

2009: Philip Kasinitz, John Mollenkopf, Mary Waters, and Jennifer Holdaway, Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age. Russell Sage Foundation. 2008.

2008: Ivan Light, Deflecting Immigration: Networks, Markets, and Regulation in Los Angeles. Russell Sage Foundation. 2006.

2007: Dowell Myers, Immigrants and Boomers: Forging a New Social Contract for the Future of America. Russell Sage Foundation. 2007.

2006: Robert Courtney Smith, Baruch College and Graduate Center, City University of New York, Mexican New York: Transnational Lives of New immigrants. University of California Press. 2005.

2006 Honorable Mention: Margaret Chin, Hunter College, Sewing Women: Immigrants and the New York City Garment Industry. Columbia University Press. 2005.

2005: Nancy Foner and George M. Fredrickson, Not Just Black and White: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in the United States. Russell Sage Foundation. 2004.

2005 Honorable Mention: Yen Le Espiritu, Home Bound: Filipino American Lives Across Cultures, Communities and Countries. University of California Press. 2003.

2004: Richard Alba and Victor Nee, Remaking the American Mainstream : Assimilation and Contemporary Immigration. Harvard University Press. 2003.

2004 Honorable Mention: Roger Waldinger and Michael I. Lichter, How the Other Half Works: Immigration and the Social Organization of Labor. University of California Press. 2003.

2004 Honorable Mention: Douglas S. Massey, Jorge Durand, and Nolan J. Malone, Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Mexican Immigration in an Era of Economic Integration. Russell Sage Foundation. 2002.

2003: Steven J. Gold, The Israeli Diaspora. University of Washington Press. 2002.

2002: Alejandro Portes, Princeton University, Rubén G. Rumbaut, University of California, Irvine, Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation. University of California Press. 2001.

2001: Mary C. Waters, Harvard University, Black Identities: West Indian Dreams and American Realities. Harvard University Press. 1999.

2000: Charles Hirschman, University of Washington, Josh De Wind, Social Science Research Council, and Philiph Kasinitz, Hunter College, Handbook of International Migration: The American Experience. Russell Sage Foundation. 1999.

1999: Min Zhou, University of California, Los Angeles, and Carl L. Bankston, III, University of Southwest Louisiana, Growing up American: How Vietnamese Children Adapt to Life in the United States. Russell Sage Foundation. 1998.

1997: Roger Waldinger, University of California, Los Angeles, and Mehdi Bozorgmehr, City University of New York, Ethnic Los Angeles. Russell Sage Foundation. 1996.

1996: Philip Kasinitz, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University New York, Caribbean New York: Black Immigrants and the Politics of Race. Cornell University Press. 1992.

1996: Ellen Oxfeld, Middlebury College, Blood, Sweat, and Mahjong: Family and Enterprise in an Overseas Chinese Community. Cornell University Press. 1993.

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