American Sociological Association

Section on Economic Sociology

Awards

 

Award Committees (2017)

 

Zelizer Award for Best Book:

The Economic Sociology Section invites nominations for the 2017 Zelizer Book Award for an outstanding book published in the field of economic sociology. Eligible books must have a 2015 or 2016 publication date. Authors are welcome to nominate their own work. Nominees must already be Section members or must join the Section. To nominate a book, please send a copy of the book to all four committee members listed below by March 1, 2017. Letters of nomination are not required from ASA members. Publishers who wish to submit a book for consideration must include a nomination letter that states how the book contributes to economic sociology. Please direct any inquiries to Chair Martin Ruef, martin [dot] ruef [at] duke [dot] edu.

Committee Members:

 

Martin Ruef, Duke University, Chair
Department of Sociology
Box 90088
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0088

martin [dot] ruef [at] duke [dot] edu

Gabriel Abend
Department of Sociology 
New York University
295 Lafayette St., 4th floor
New York, NY 10012

abend [at] nyu [dot] edu

Debbie Becher
Barnard College
Department of Sociology
Columbia University
3009 E Broadway
New York, NY 10027

dbecher [at] barnard [dot] edu

 

Granovetter Award for Best Article

The Economic Sociology Section invites nominations for the 2017 Granovetter Prize for an outstanding article published in the field of economic sociology. Eligible publications must have a 2015 or 2016 publication date. Authors are encouraged to nominate their own work. Letters of nomination are not required. Stand-alone chapters from edited volumes are eligible for this award.  Nominees must already be Section members or must join the Section.  An electronic copy should be sent no later than March 1, 2017 to all members of the Granovetter Award Committee. Please direct any inquiries to Chair Timothy Bartley, bartley.83@osu.edu.

Committee Members:

Timothy Bartley, Chair, bartley [dot] 83 [at] osu [dot] edu

Dustin Avent-Holt, daventho [at] gru [dot] edu

Isabel Fernandez-Mateo, ifernandezmateo [at] london [dot] edu

 

Burt Best Student Paper Award

The Economic Sociology Section invites nominations for the 2017 Ronald Burt Outstanding Student Paper Award for a paper written by a graduate student in the field of economic sociology. Papers may be either published or unpublished, but must have been authored by students who have not received their Ph.D. by March 1, 2017. Students are encouraged to nominate their own work. Letters of nomination are not required. Nominees must already be Section members or must join the Section. Papers co-authored with faculty are not eligible for the Burt award. Electronic copies of the paper should be sent no later than March 1, 2017 to all members of the Burt Award Committee. Please direct any inquiries to Chair Klaus Weber, klausweber@northwestern.edu.

Committee Members:

Klaus Weber, Chair, klausweber [at] northwestern [dot] edu

Amy Singer, amy [dot] singer [at] fandm [dot] edu

Daniel Beunza, d [dot] beunza [at] lse [dot] ac [dot] uk

 

Awardees (2016)

Burt Best Student Paper Award:

Alexander F. Roehrkasse (UC Berkeley),"The Abolition of Imprisonment for Debt: Market Development, State Formation, and the Moral Politics of Credit.”

 

Granovetter Best Article Award:

Delia Baldassarri, "Cooperative Networks: Altruism, Group Solidarity, Reciprocity, and Sanctioning in Ugandan Producer Organizations." American Journal of Sociology 121.2 (2015): 355-395.

 

Zelizer Best Book Award (shared):

Gabriel Abend for The Moral Background: An Inquiry into the History of Business Ethics, Princeton University Press 2014,

Debbie Becher, Private Property and Public Power for Eminent Domain in Philadelphia, Oxford University Press 2014.

The Zelizer committee also gave an Honorable Mention to Nigel Dodd for The Social Life of Money, Princeton University Press 2014.