CUSS Student Paper Award
2016 Jeremy Levine "The Privatization of Political Representation: Community-Based Organizations as Nonelected Neighborhood Representatives.”
2015 Pamela J. Prickett “Contextualizing from Within: Perceptions of Physical Disorder in a South Central L.A. African American Mosque.” 2014 Issa B. Kohler-Hausmann "Misdemeanor Justice: Control without Conviction"
Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana, University of California-Berkeley "Moving on Up: Race and Upward Neighborhood Succession".
2012 Klein, Nicholas J. and Andrew Zitcer, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers "Everything but the Chickens: Cultural Authenticity Onboard the Chinatown Bus"
2011 Van C. Tran, Harvard University “Spatial Assimilation or Spatial Inequality? Second-Generation Neighborhood Attainment and Mobility Trajectories in Young Adulthood.”
2010 Erin Powers, University of Washington “Must it Take a Village? Social Disorganization, Crime and Collective Action.”
2009 Laura M. Tach, Harvard University "More than Bricks and Mortar: Neighborhood Frames, Social Processes, and the Mixed-Income Redevelopment of a Public Housing Project"
2008 L. Owen Kirkpatrick, "The Two Logics of Community Development: Neighborhoods, Markets and Community Development Corporations"
2007 Jooyoung Lee, University of California, Los Angeles "Rappin’ on the Street Corner: The Social Organization of Street ‘Disorder'"
2006 Adriana Abdenur, Princeton University "Opening Doors Upstairs: Networks and Social Capital Among Ipanema Doormen"
2005 Andrew Scott Deener, University of California-Los Angeles
2005 Virag Molnar, Princeton University (Honorable Mention)
2004 Kraig Beyerlein and John Hipp, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill "Bridging or Bonding Social Capital as an Antidote to Crime: The Case of American Religious Traditions"
2004 Ellen Berrey, Northwestern University (Honorable Mention) "Debating Diversity: A Slippery Symbol in Neighborhood Redevelopment Politics"
2003 John Hipp, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill “If You Don’t Do It, Someone Else Might…Volunteering for Neighborhood Associations as a Response to Environmental Change”
2002 Isaac Martin, University of California-Berkeley “Dawn of the Living Wage: The Diffusion of a Redistributive Municipal Policy”
1999 Rachael Anne Woldoff, Ohio State University “The Effects of Local Stressors on Neighborhood Attachments”
1998 Eric Klinenberg, University of Chicago “Denaturalizing Disaster: A Social Autopsy of the 1995 Chicago Heat Wave”
1997 Kevin Fox Gotham, University of Missouri-Kansas City “Suburbia Under Siege: Low Income Housing and Racial Conflict in Metropolitan Kansas, 1970 to Present”
1996 Jennifer Parker, City University Graduate School "The Corporate Fast Food Restaurant as 'Transnational Community’: Global and Local Interactions Among an Immigrant Workforce in New York City"
1995 Dalton Clark Conley, Columbia University “Separate and Unequal? Household Level Effects of Racially Segregated Housing Markets”