American Sociological Association

Section on Evolution, Biology, and Society



2018 Recipients

Best Book Award

Rosemary L. Hopcroft, Evolution and Gender: Why It Matters for Contemporary Life

Dalton Conley & Jason Fletcher, The Genome Factor: What the Social Genomics Revolution Reveals about Ourselves, Our History, and the Future

Best Student Paper Award

Robbee Wedow, Meghan Zacher, Brooke Huibregtse, Kathleen Harris, Benjamin Domingue, and Jason Boardman, “Education, Smoking, and Cohort Change: Forwarding a Multidimensional Theory of the Environmental Moderation of Genetic Effects” (forthcoming in the American Sociological Review)


(See link below for past recipients)


Call for Award Nominations


The Evolution, Biology & Society Section of the ASA invites submissions for the Best Book Award for the best book published between 2015 and 2017 by a member (or members) of the section and not submitted for the last award.

Nominations (including self-nominations) should be sent electronically to the committee chair and book copies should be mailed by the publisher or author to each of the committee members by March 5th, 2018. Please direct inquiries to the committee chair.

The committee for this award is composed of:

Anne Eisenberg (chair),
Sociology Department
SUNY Geneseo
1 College Circle
Bailey Hall 206
Geneseo, NY  14454 

Jill Kiecolt,
Sociology Department
Virginia Tech
560 McBryde Hall (0137)
225 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Kenneth land,
Duke University
276 Soc/Psych Building
417 Chapel Dr. Durham
Box 90088
NC 27708-0088


The Evolution, Biology & Society Section of the ASA also invites submissions for the Annual Best Paper Award for Student Members of the Evolution, Biology & Society Section.

Published or unpublished articles are acceptable, as long as the publication date or acceptance is within the period 2015-2017. Co-authored papers, including with faculty, are eligible as long as a student is the first author. All author(s) must be members of the Evolution, Biology & Society Section at the time of submission to qualify for the award. The award is shared among all student authors.

Nominations (including self-nominations) and copies of the paper should be sent electronically to the committee members listed below by March 5th, 2018.

The committee for this award is composed of:

Jacob Cheadle (chair),
Brea Perry,
Rengin Firat, 


Past Award Winners