American Sociological Association

Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities

The Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities' Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award (for Anti-Racist Scholarship)



Affiliation at Time of Award


2017 Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve  

Crook County: Racism and Injustice in American’s Largest Criminal Court (2016) Stanford University Press

2017 Patrisia Macias-Rojas   From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post‑Civil Rights America (2016) NYU Press
2016 Aldon D. Morris  

The Scholar Denied; W.E.B. DuBois and the Birth of Modern Sociology


Mara Loveman  

National Colors: Racial Classification and the State in Latin America

2014 Co-winner Gilda Ochoa Pomona College

Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans and the Achievement Gap (University of Minnesota Press, 2013).

2014 Co-winner

Catherine Bliss University of California – San Francisco

Race Decoded: The Genomic Fight for Social Justice (Stanford University Press, 2012).

2013 Co-winner Victor M. Rios  

Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys (NYU 2011);

2013 Co-winner

John Arena  

Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization (Minnesota 2012).


Joe Sos, Richard C. Fording, & Sanford F. Schram

University of Minnesota, University of Alabama and Bryn Mawr College

2011. Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and The Persistent Power of Race. University of Chicago Press.


Dr. Miliann Kang

  The Managed Hand: Race, Gender, and the Body in Beauty Service Work
2010 Leland T. Saito   The Politics of Exclusion: The Failure of Race-Neutral Policies in Urban America. (Stanford University Press 2009).

2009 Co.

Nadia Kim

Loyola Marymount University

Imperial Citizens: Koreans and Race From Seoul to LA

2009 Co.

Tufuku Zuberi and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

University of Pennsylvania and Duke University

White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology

2008 Co.

Karyn R. Lacy.


Blue-Chip Black: Race, Class, and Status in the New Black Middle Class. University of California Press

2008 Co.

Moon-Kie Jung.


Reworking Race: The Making of Hawaii’s Interracial Labor Movement. Columbia University Press.

2007 Co.

Theda Skocpol, Ariane Liazos and Marshall Ganz

Harvard University

What a Mighty Power We Can Be; African American Fraternal Groups and the Struggle for Racial Equality. Princeton University Press. 2006

2007 Co.

Michael Emerson

Rice University

People of the Dream; Multiracial Congregations in the United States. Princeton University Press, 2006


Edward Telles

Pruidence L. Carter

University of California-Los Angeles

Harvard University

Race in Another America: The Significance of Skin color In Brazil (Princeton University Press)

Keepin’ It Real: School Success Beyond Black and White


Judith R. Blau

Mario Luis Small

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Princeton University

Race in the Schools: Perpetuating White Dominance? (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2003)

Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio (University of Chicago Press, 2004)


Deidre Royster

Omar McRoberts (Honorable Mention)


Race and the Invisible Hand: How White Networks Exclude Black Men from Blue-Collar Jobs, University of California Press

Streets of Glory: Church and Community in a Black Urban Neighborhood (Morality and Society), University of Chicago Press


Evelyn Nakano Glenn

Howard Winant

University of California-Berkeley

University of California-Santa Barbara

Unequal Freedom: How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship

The World is a Ghetto: Race and Democracy Since WWII


Kenneth Nuebeck

Noel A. Cazenave

University of Connecticut

Welfare Racism: Playing the Race Card Against America’s Poor


Rod Bush

Mary Patillo


We Are Not What We Seem

Black Picket Fences


Peter Fysh

Jim Wolfrey

Nottingham Trent University

King’s College, London

The Politics of Racism in France


Howard Pinderhughes

University of California, San Francisco

Race in the Hood: Conflict and Violence Among Urban Youth


Felix Padilla

Wendy Luttrell

DePaul University

Duke University

The Struggle of Latino/a University Students: In Search of a Liberating Education

Schoolsmart and Motherwise: Working-class Women’s Identity and Schooling


Joe R. Feagin

Hernan Vera

Jerome Miller

University of Florida

National Center on Institutions and Alternatives

White Racism: The Basics

Search and Destroy: African American Males in the Criminal Justice System


James W. Loewen

Stephen Steinberg

University of Vermont

Queens College, City University of New York

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

Turning Back: The Retreat from Racial Justice in American Thought and Policy


The Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities' Oliver Cromwell Cox Article Award (for Anti-Racist Scholarship)



Affiliation at Time of Award


2017 Louwanda Evans and Wendy Leo Moore  

"Impossible Burdens: White Institutions, Emotional Labor, and Micro-Resistance." Social Problems, 2015, 62, 439–454.

2016 Glenn Bracey  

“Toward a Critical Race Theory of State,” Critical Sociology Vol. 4(3)

2014 Aliya Saperstein and Andrew Penner Stanford University and University of California – Irvine

(2012) “Racial Fluidity and Inequality in the United States,” American Journal of Sociology 118(3): 676-727.

2013 Matthew Desmond  

2012. "Eviction and the Reproduction of Urban Poverty" American Journal of Sociology 118 (1): 88–133.

2011 Wendy Roth   “Racial Mismatch: The Divergence between Form and Function in Data for Monitoring Discrimination of Hispanics.”


Ann J. Morning.


“Reconstructing Race in Science and Society: Biology Textbooks, 1952-2002”. American Journal of Sociology Vol. 114, supplement.


Natalia Sarkisian.


“Street Men, Family Men: Race and Men’s Extended Family Involvement” Social Forces, Volume 86, Number 2, December 2007.


The Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities' James E. Blackwell Graduate Student Paper Award

James E. Blackwell Student Paper Award established by action of the Council of the Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities, August 16, 2000: “The section decided to create a new student paper award and allocate $300 as prize for the award. The award was named the James Blackwell Student Paper Award.” (Remarks, Section Newsletter, July 2001, page 5).



Affiliation at Time of Award


2017 Susila Gurusami  

"Working for Redemption: Formerly Incarcerated Black Women and Punishment in the Labor Market" 

2016 Megan Underhill  

“Diversity is Important to Me”: White Families and Racial Cultivation. 

2014 Natassia Rodriguez Stanford University

“The Coexistence of Colorist and Categorical Inequality in Elite Institutions.”

2013 S. Michael Gaddis UNC-Chapel Hill

“Discrimination in the Credential Society: An Audit Study of Race and College Selectivity in the Labor Market.”


2011 Chinyere Osuji  

“Boundary Blurring?: Black-White Couples and the Policing of Racial Boundaries in Public Spaces in Rio de Janeiro and Los Angeles.”


Matthew W. Hughey.


“Navigating the (Dis)similarities of White Racial Projects: The Conceptual Framework of ‘Hegemonic Whiteness’”


Rashawn Ray.


“Getting Off and Getting Intimate: How Normative Institutional Arrangements Structure Black and White Fraternity Men's Approaches Toward Women.”


Ellen Berrey

Northwestern University

The Diversity Project and the New Terms of Inclusion in the US: Evidence from Three Field Sites.


Douglas Grbic

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Social and Cultural Meanings of Tolerance: Immigration, Incorporation, and identity in Aotearoa New Zealand”


Jeffrey C. Dixon

Indiana University



Philip H. Kim

Scott Leon Washington

Salvador Vidal-Ortiz (Honorable Mention)


"When Information is Not Enough: Views of Americans Toward Racial Profiling"

"The Killing Fields Revisited: Lynching and Anti-Miscegenation Legislation in the Jim Crow South, 1882-1930

"On Being a White Person of Color: Using Autoethnography to Understand Puerto Ricans' Racialization"


Etsuko Maruoka-Mg

State University of New York

“The Challenge of the ‘Model’ Minority” Rethinking Ethnic Assimilation”


The Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities' Joe R. Feagin Award for Best Undergraduate Paper



Affiliation at Time of Award


2017 Mahala Miller  

“I Treat Everyone with Respect”: Debt Collection Attorneys as Agents of Institutionalized Racism in a Color-blind America.

2013 Kristen Lee and Simon Ho Duke University

“The Pretty White Lies of Asian America: Racialized Love at an Elite University”

2011 Natassia Rodriquez   “Made it to America, Now What?: Understanding the Educational Achievement Differences among Latino Subgroups.”


Peter J Wruck

University of Minnesota

Learning Apart Together: A ‘Clustered” Framework for Understanding Race in a Modern Suburban High School


Lauren Hawley

DePaw University

“Language and Ethnicity Formation: Exploring the Identities of Non-Native English Speakers”


HyeJin Kim

University of Notre Dame

"Class, Culture, and Conflict: African American-Korean American Conflict in South Central Los Angeles"


Courtney Carter

Peter Joseph

Truman State University

George Washington University

”Resettlement and Race: Ethiopian Jews in Israel”

“Gender in the Study of Race Riots: Past and Future Avenues of Study”


The Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities Founders' Award for Scholarship and Service



Affiliation at Time of Award


Amanda Lewis

University of Illinois at Chicago

Rogelio Saenz

University of Texas-San Antonio

Rodney Coates

Miami University


Joe Feagin

Texas A&M


Ashley "Woody" Doane

University of Hartford

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva



Mary Romero

Arizona State University


The Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities Distinguished Early Career Award



Affiliation at Time of Award


Joyce M. Bell

University of Minnesota
2014 Matthew Hughey

University of Connecticut


Adia Harvey-Wingfield

Georgia State University
2010 Co.

Erica Chito Childs

Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center
2010 Co.

Tanya Golash Boza

University of Kansas


Nadia Y. Kim,

Loyola Marymount University

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