American Sociological Association

Section on Animals and Society

Animals Section Scholarship Awards

CALL FOR AWARDS

Please find below our announcements for our 2018 section awards, along with a description of the 2017 and 2016 winners.  Consider nominating yourself and/or other folks you know who are engaging in top-notch scholarship and teaching in animals and society. We currently offer three awards: Jane Goodall Award for Graduate Student Scholarship, Award for Distinguished Scholarship, and The Clifton Bryant Animals & Society Course Award.

  • Eligibility: Nominees must be members of the American Sociological Association and the Section on Animals & Society.
  • Please send your nominations/papers to: Elizabeth Cherry (Elizabeth.Cherry@mville.edu), Awards Committee Chair. The deadline is March 1, 2018.

Jane Goodall Award for Graduate Student Scholarship

The Animals & Society section announces its 2018 Award for Jane Goodall Award for Graduate Student Scholarship. Papers may be empirical or theoretical, and they may address any aspect of animals and society. To be eligible, a paper must be authored by a current graduate student (or students). Unpublished and published papers, as well as those which have been presented at a professional meeting, are eligible. There is no page limit. When submitting your paper, please include a brief letter from your adviser certifying your graduate student status. Self-nominations are permitted; please include full contact information for yourself and the nominee.

2017 Award Recipient
Caleb Scoville
Doctoral student at UC Berkeley
"Hydraulic Society and a 'Stupid Little Fish': Toward a Historical Ontology of the Nonhuman."

2016 Award Recipient
Andrea Laurent-Simpson
Doctoral Candidate in Sociology at Texas Women's University
“Extending Identity Theory: Parenting and Identity Formation in the Context of Human-Animal Relationships” 


Award for Distinguished Scholarship

The 2018 award will be given for distinguished scholarship in the form of a book to an author(s) whose work makes a significant empirical or theoretical contribution to the sociological understanding of animals and society. The book must have been published within the calendar years of 2016 or 2017. To nominate a book, please provide full bibliographic information for the book, as well as a letter outlining why you believe this work makes a substantial contribution to the field. Self-nominations are permitted; please include full contact information for yourself and the nominee.

2017 Award Recipients
Betsie Garner and David Grazian
Doctoral Candidate and Associate Professor in Sociology at University of Pennsylvania
"Naturalizing Gender through Childhood Socialization Messages in a Zoo."

2016 Award Recipient
David Grazian
Associate Professor of Sociology and Graduate Chair, University of Pennsylvania
"American Zoo: A Sociological Safari"

 

The Clifton Bryant Animals & Society Course Award

The ASA Section on Animals & Society seeks nominations for the 2018 Award for Outstanding Course on Animals & Society. To nominate someone, please send a letter to the Awards Committee indicating their name, their current curriculum vitae, a copy of the course syllabus, and a discussion of the nominee’s distinguished contributions to undergraduate and/or graduate understandings of animals and society. Self-nominations are permitted; please include full contact information for yourself and the nominee.

2017 Award Recipient
Jenny R. Vermilya
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Human Services at University of North Georgia

2016 Award Recipient
Keri Brandt
Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender/Women’s Studies at Fort Lewis College