American Sociological Association

Section on Disability and Society

Awards


Sociology of Disability and Society Distinguished Career Award

The Distinguished Career in the Sociology of Disability Award is given every three years by the Section Award Committee.  The award honors a Section member whose career has shaped the sociology of disability field through their research, teaching, and professional service. Individuals will be nominated by colleagues, with selection made by a panel of the Section’s awards committee. To nominate a colleague, please send a letter of nomination and the nominee's CV to Awards Chair Allison Carey at accare@ship.edu by March 1, 2017.

Sociology of Disability and Society Outstanding Publication Award

The Outstanding Publication in the Sociology of Disability Award is given in alternating years, either for 1) the best journal article or chapter in an edited volume authored or co-authored by a Section member that has made (or is likely to make) an impact on the sociology of disability in the preceding two years; or for 2) the best published book authored or co-authored by a Section member that has made (or is likely to make) an impact on the sociology of disability in the preceding two years. For this year, we will make an award for the best journal article or chapter in an edited volume, published during 2015, 2016 or the beginning of 2017. Individuals can be nominated by colleagues or self-nominated, with selection made by a panel of the Section’s awards committee. The selection panel could, in unusual circumstances, make multiple awards. To nominate or self-nominate for the 2017 award for best published article or book chapter, please send a letter of nomination and an accessible electronic version of the article to the Awards Committee Chair, Allison Carey, at accare@ship.edu by no later than March 1, 2017.

Sociology of Disability and Society Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award

This award recognizes an outstanding paper on the sociology of disability, authored by one or more graduate student members of the section, which has been accepted for presentation at the next ASA annual meeting. Papers with faculty co-authors are ineligible. To nominate yourself for the award, please send (1) a copy of your acceptance notification to present at the 2017 ASA meetings; 2) a copy of your paper; and 3) confirmation of your graduate student status, such as a letter from a faculty mentor, to the Awards Committee Chair, Allison Carey, at accare@ship.edu no later than May 1, 2017.