American Sociological Association

Section on Law

Section on the Sociology of Law Distinguished Book Award

Year

Name

Affiliation at Time of Award

Title

2016 Co-Winner Ellen Berrey  

The Enigma of Diversity: The Language of Race and the Limits of Racial Justice (University of Chicago Press 2015).

2016 Co-Winner Lauren Rivera  

Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs (Princeton University Press 2015).

2015 Lynette J. Chua National University of
Singapore

Mobilizing Gay Singapore:
Rights and Resistance in an Authoritarian
State
(Temple University Press, 2014)

2014 Michele Dauber Stanford University

The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State (University of Chicago Press, 2013).

2013 Ruth Horowitz New York University

In the Public Interest: Medical Licensing and the Disciplinary Process. (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. 2013)

2012

Katherine C. Kellogg

Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Sloan Challenging Operations: Medical Reform and Resistance in Surgery. (University of Chicago Press, 2011.)
2010 co-winners

Terence C. Halliday and Bruce G. Carruthers

American Bar Foundation and Northwestern University Bankrupt: Global Lawmaking and Systemic Financial Crisis (Stanford University Press, 2009)
2010 co-winners

Kwai Hang Ng

University of California, San Diego The Common Law in Two Voices: Language, Law and the Post-Colonial Predicament in Hong Kong (Stanford University Press, 2009)
2008

Jonathon Simon

  Governing Through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear. Oxford University Press, 2007.
2006

Shai J. Lavi

  The Modern Art of Dying: A History of Euthanasia in the United States Princeton University Press, 2005.

2004 co-winners

Susan Shapiro

American Bar Foundation Tangled Loyalties: Conflict of Interest in the Legal Profession, University of Michigan Press, 2002

2004 co-winners

David T. Johnson

  The Japanese Way of Justice: Prosecuting Crime in Japan. Oxford Press, 2002.

2002

John Braithwaite and Peter Drahos

  Global Business Regulation. Cambridge University Press, 2000.

2000

Robert Nelson and William Bridges

Northwestern University and University of Illinois, Chicago

Legalizing Gender Inequality: Courts, Markets, and Unequal Pay for Women in the United States

1998

Bryant Garth and Yves Dezalay

 

International Commercial Arbitration and the Construction of a Transnational Legal Order

1997

Donald Black

Arthur Stinchcombe

University of Virginia

Northwestern University

The Epistemology of Pure Sociology

Lustration as a Problem of the Social Basis of Constitutionalism

1996

Ronen Shamir

Tel Aviv University

Managing Legal Uncertainty: Elite Lawyers in the New Deal

1994

Donald Black

Jonathan Simon

Virginia Polytechnic

University of Miami

The Social Structure of Right and Wrong

Poor Discipline: Parole & the Social Control of the Underclass, 1890-1990

 

Section on the Sociology of Law Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Prize

Year

Name

Affiliation at Time of Award

Title

2016 Co-Winner Sarah Brayne  

"Stratified Surveillance: Policing in the Age of Big Data."

2016 Co-Winner Nate Ela  

"Litigation Dilemmas: Lessons from Marcos Human Rights Class Action." Forthcoming, Law & Social Inquiry.

2015

Monica C. Bell

Harvard University

“From
Legal Cynicism to Situational Trust”

2014

Ke Li

University of Indiana

“What He Did Was Lawful': Divorce Litigation and Gender Inequality in Contemporary China.”

2013

Trevor Hoppe

University of Michigan

2013. “Controlling Sex in the Name of Public Health: Social Control and the Michigan HIV Law.” Social Problems 60: 27-49.

2012

Scott Leon Washington

Princeton University

“Crossing the Line: A Quantitative History of Anti-Miscegenation Legislation in the United States, 1662-2000.”

2011

Shauhin Talesh University of California-Berkeley

“How Organizations Shape the Meaning of the Law: A Comparative Analysis of Dispute Resolution Structures and Consumer Lemon Laws.”

2010 co

Nicole Martorano Van Cleve

Northwestern University

“Reinterpreting the Zealous Advocate: Multiple Intermediary Roles of the Criminal Defense Attorney”

2010 co

Kathryne M. Young

Stanford University

“Rights Consciousness and Criminal Procedure: A Theoretical and Empirical Inquiry”

2009

Lauren A. Rivera

Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University

“Cultural Reproduction in the Labor Market: Homophily in Job Interviews”

2008

Shauhin Talesh, UC-Berkeley

University of California-Berkeley “The Legislature, ‘Lemons,’ Legal Endogeneity: How Manufacturers Force Consumers to ‘Holster’ Consumer Warranty Protection Law ‘Weapons’.”

2007

Leisy Abrego

University of California, Los Angeles “Legitimacy, Social Identity, and the Mobilization of Law: The Effects of Assembly Bill 540 on Undocumented Students in California.”

2006

Mary Nell Trautner

University of Arizona.

“Liability v. Likeability: How Personal Injury Lawyers Screen Cases in an Era of Tort Reform.”

2005

Gabrielle Ferrales

Northwestern University “Domestic Violence Crime Control Policy and Practice: Implications for Arguments Concerning Penal Theory.”

2004

Michael Sauder and Ryon Lancaster

Northwestern University “Law School Rankings and Admissions: The Effects of the Redefinition of a Status Hierarchy.”

2002

Devah Pager

University of Wisconsin-Madison “The Mark of a Criminal Record.”

2001

Gary Gray

University of North Carolina

“A Socio-Legal Ethnography of the Right to Refuse Dangerous Work”

2000 (graduate)

Myrna Dawson and Ronit Donovitzer

University of Toronto

“ The Decision to Prosecute in Cases of Domestic Violence: Assessing the Role of Victim Cooperation”

2000

(undergraduate)

Jonathan Charles Dunten

University of California, Santa Barbara

“Avoiding Star Wars: Struggles Between National Sovereignty and International Cooperation in Outer Space Law”

1999 (undergraduate)

Michelle Manasse

Franklin and Marshall College

“The Organizational Process Leading to Successful Juvenile Corrections, 1986-1999”

1999 (graduate)

Annette Neirobisz

University of Toronto

“Wrongful Dismissal Litigation in an Era of Economies on Judicial Decisions”

1998

Stacy Burns

University of California-Los Angeles

“Think your Blackest Thoughts and Darken Them: Worst Light Depictions, Predictions and Evaluations in Judicial Mediation of Large Money Damage Disputes”

1997

Brian Gran

Megan Morgan

Northwestern University

Flinders University of South Australia

“A Bugaboo for Social Policy: The Influence of Legal Systems on Public Pension Development”

“Battered Woman Syndrome’: Women’s Experiences, Expert Evidence, and Legal Discourse”

1996

Scott Phillips

Louisiana State University

"The Institutionalization of Judicial Decision Making: A Temporal and Rhetorical Analysis of the Development of Hate Crime Laws"

 

Section on the Sociology of Law Outstanding Article in the Sociology of Law Award

Year

Name

Affiliation at Time of Award

Title

2016 Elizabeth Chiarello  

"The War on Drugs Comes to the Pharmacy Counter: Frontline Work in the Shadow of Discrepant Institutional Logics," Law & Social Inquiry 40:1, 86-122 (2015).

2015

Kathryne M. Young

Stanford University

“Everyone Knows the Game: Legitimacy
and Legal Consciousness in the Hawaiian
Cockfight.” Law and Society Review
48(3):499-530. (2014)

2014

Michael C. Campbell and Heather Schoenfeld

  The Transformation of America’s Penal Order: A Historicized Political Sociology of Punishment,” American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 118, No. 5 (March 2013), pp. 1375-1423

2013

Kitty Calavita and Valerie Jenness

University of California, Irvine

2013. “Inside the Pyramid of Disputes: Naming Problems and Filing Grievances in California Prisons.” Social Problems 60: 50-80.

2011

Calvin Morrill, Lauren Edelman, Karolyn Tyson, and Richard Arum

University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Berkeley, University of North Carolina and New York University. "Legal Mobilization in Schools: The Paradox of Rights and Race Among Youth." Law & Society Review 44:651-693.

2009

Ryan King

  2008. "Conservatism, Institutionalism, and the Social Control of Intergroup Conflict." American Journal of Sociology 113:1351-1393.

2007

Ryken Grattet and Valerie Jenness

 

“The Reconstitution of Law in Social Settings: Agency Discretion, Ambiguity, and a Surplus of Law in the Policing of Hate Crime,” Law and Society Review, Volume 39 (Number 4), 2005: 893-942.

2005 Co-winners

Patricia Ewick and Susan Silbey

Nicholas Pedriana and Robin Stryker

Becky Petit and Bruce Western (Honorable Mention)

Clark University

MIT

Louisiana State University University of Minnesota University of Washington Princeton University

“Narrating Social Structure: Stories of Resistance to Legal Authority,” American Journal of Sociology, vol 108: 1328-72, 2003

“The Strength of a Weak Agency: Enforcement of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Expansion of State Capacity, 1965-1971.” American Journal of Sociology, Volume 110: 709-760, 2004

“Mass Imprisonment and the Life Course”Race and Class Inequality in U.S. Incarceration.” American Sociological Review, 2004, vol 69 (April: 151-169)

2003

Richard O. Lempert, David L. Chambers, and Terry K. Adams

National Science Foundation

"Michigan's Minority Graduates in Practice: The River Runs Through Law School" Law & Social Inquiry 25:395-505.

2001

Mary Vogel

University of California, Santa Barbara

“The Social Origins of Plea Bargaining: Conflict and the Law in the Process of State Formation, 1830-1860”

1999

Kitty Calavita

University of California, Irvine

“Immigration, Law, and Marginalization in a Global Economy: Notes from Spain”

 

Section on the Sociology of Law Outstanding Undergraduate Student Essay Award

Year

Name

Affiliation at Time of Award

Title

2016 Austin Jenkins  

“The False Dichotomy: Therapy and Punishment for Addicts in Minnesota.”

2015 Laily Sheybani Northwestern University

“‘That’s Him, Officer!’ (Or Is It?):
The Effects of Unarticulated Instructions on
Eyewitness Accuracy in Culprit Recognition”

2014 Daniel J. McCarthy Rhode Island College

“Understanding the Determinants of U.S. District Court Judges’ Decisions on PATRIOT Act Cases” (nominated by Dr. Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur).

2013 Mary Pheng Macalester College

2013. "The Bureaucratic Savior: How Human Service Professionals Allocate Rights to Noncitizens.”

2012

Cathy Wang University of California, Berkeley “The Effect of Work-Family Policy Design and Culture on Women’s Employment Outcomes and Men’s User Rates.”

2010

Kathryn Green

Brown University

“Legal Pluralism and Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.”

2009

Hope Harvey

Carleton College

“In Pursuit of Integration: Jefferson County, Kentucky”

2008

Andre Bagoo

King’s College in London

“The Law Of Albion: Arendt, Rights-Talk and Critical Race Theory.”

2007

Ashley DeMinck

Macalester College

“The Origins of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions: South Africa, Sierra Leone, and Peru.”

2006

Elizabeth Sylvester

Carleton College “A Study of Judicial Rhetoric on Wrongful Dismissal and Sexual Harassment.”

2005

Roxanne Moreno

Carleton College

“Immutable Identities? Gender in the Asylum and Immigration Process”

2004

David Kovacs

Boston University

“Tough Choices: A Sociological Analysis of Prosecutorial Decisions in Antitrust Cases."

2002

Yen P. Nguyen

University of California, Santa Barbara

“Creating Computer Crime Units”

 

Section on the Sociology of Law Career Award

Year

Name

Affiliation at Time of Award

2006

Red Schwartz

Brown University

 

Section on the Sociology of Law Peterson-Krivo Mentoring Award

Year

Name

Affiliation at Time of Award

2014

Christopher Uggen

University of Minnesota

2012

John Hagan

American Bar Foundation and Northwestern University

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