American Sociological Association

Section on International Migration

Thomas and Znaniecki Book Award Winners

The Thomas & Znaniecki Award is given annually for outstanding social science scholarship in the field of international migration to a book published within the previous 2 years. For the first award in 1996, section bylaws permitted nominations of books published in the last 4 years.

2016 WINNER AND HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Winner: Jennifer Lee (UC Irvine) and Min Zhou (UCLA). The Asian American Achievement Paradox (Russell Sage Foundation, 2015)
     
  • Honorable Mention: Frank Bean (UC Irvine), Susan Brown (UC Irvine), and James Bachmeier (Temple University). Parents Without Papers: The Progress and Pitfalls of Mexican American Integration (Russell Sage Foundation, 2015)
  • Honorable Mention: Katharine Donato (Vanderbilt University) and Donna Gabaccia (University of Toronto). Gender and International Migration: From the Slavery Era to the Global Age (Russell Sage Foundation, 2015)

2015 WINNER AND HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Winner: David FitzGerald (UC San Diego) and David Cook-Martin (Grinnell College), Culling the Masses: The Democratic of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas (Harvard University Press, 2014)
     
  • Honorable Mention: Leisy J. Abrego (UCLA). Sacrificing Families: Navigating Laws, Labor, and Love Across Borders (Stanford University Press, 2014)
  • Honorable Mention: Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo (USC). Paradise Transplanted: Migration and the Making of California Gardens (University of California Press, 2014)

2014 WINNER AND HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Winner: David Cook Martin (Grinnell College), The Scramble for Citizens: Dual Nationality and State Competition for Immigrants (Stanford University Press, 2013)
     
  • Honorable Mention: Shannon Gleeson (Cornell University) Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston (Cornell University Press, 2012)

2013 WINNER

  • Winner: Cybelle Fox (UC Berkeley), Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal (Princeton University Press, 2012)

2012 WINNER

  • Winner: Natasha Warikoo, Balancing Acts: Youth Culture in the Global City (University of California Press)

2011 WINNER AND HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Winner: Joanna Dreby Divided by Borders: Mexican Migrants and their Children (University of California Press)
     
  • Honorable Mention: Pyong Gap Min Preserving Ethnicity through Religion in America (NYU Press)

2010 WINNER AND HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Winner: Rubén Hernández-León Metropolitan Migrants: The Migration of Urban Mexicans to the United States (University of California Press)
     
  • Honorable Mention: Anny Bakalian and Mehdi Bozorgmehr Backlash 9/11: Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans Respond (University of California Press)

2009 WINNER AND HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Winner: Philip Kasinitz, John Mollenkopf, Mary Waters, and Jennifer Holdaway Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age (Harvard University Press & Russell Sage Foundation)
     
  • Honorable Mention: Rubén Hernández-León Metropolitan Migrants: The Migration of Urban Mexicans in the United States (University of California Press)
  • Honorable Mention: Eddie Telles and Vilma Ortiz Generations of Exclusion: Mexican Americans, Assimilation, and Race (Russell Sage Foundation)

2008 WINNER AND HONORABLE MENTION

  • Winner: Ivan Light Deflecting Immigration: Networks, Markets, and Regulation in Los Angeles (Russell Sage Foundation)
     
  • Honorable Mention: Irene Bloemraad Becoming a Citizen: Incorporating Immigrants and Refugees in The United States and Canada (University of California Press)

2007 WINNER AND HONORABLE MENTION

  • Winner: Dowell Myers Immigrants and Boomers: Forging a New Social Contract for the Future of America (Russell Sage Foundation)
     
  • Honorable Mention: Christian Zlolniski Janitors, Street Vendors, and Activists: The Lives of Mexican Immigrants in Silicon Valley (University of California Press)

2006 WINNER AND HONORABLE MENTION

  • Winner: Robert Courtney Smith Mexican New York: Transnational Lives of New Immigrants (University of California Press)
     
  • Honorable Mention: Margaret Chin Sewing Women: Immigrants and the New York City Garment Industry (Columbia University Press)

2005 WINNER AND HONORABLE MENTION

  • Winner: Yen Le Espiritu Home Bound: Filipino American Lives Across Cultures, Communities and Countries (University of California Press)
     
  • Honorable Mention: Nancy Foner and George M. Fredrickson Not Just Black and White: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in the United States (Russell Sage Foundation)

2004 WINNER AND HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Winner: Richard Alba and Victor Nee Rethinking the American Mainstream: Assimilation and Contemporary Immigration (Harvard, 2003)
     
  • Honorable Mention: Roger Waldinger and Michael I. Lichter How the Other Half Works: Immigration and the Social Organization of Labor (University of California Press, 2003)
  • Honorable Mention: Douglas S. Massey, Jorge Durand and Nolan J. Malone Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Mexican Immigration in an Era of Economic Integration (Russell Sage Foundation, 2002)

2003 WINNER AND HONORABLE MENTION

  • Winner: Steven J. Gold The Israeli Diaspora (University of Washington/Routledge, 2002)
     
  • Honorable Mention: Jennifer Lee Civility in the City: Blacks, Jews and Koreans in Urban America (Harvard University Press, 2002)

2002 WINNER AND HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Winner: Alejandro Portes and Rubén G. Rumbaut Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation (University of California Press, 2001)
     
  • Honorable Mention: Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo Domestica: Immigrant Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadows of Affluence (University of California Press) (University of California Press, 2001)
  • Honorable Mention:  Peggy Levitt Transnational Villagers (University of California Press, 2001)

2001 WINNER AND HONORABLE MENTION

  • Winner: Mary C. Waters (editors), Black Identities: West Indian Dreams and American Realities (Harvard, 1999)
     
  • Honorable Mention: Cecilia Menjivar Fragmented Ties: Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America (University of California Press, 2000)

2000 WINNER AND HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Winner: Charles Hirschman, Josh De Wind and Philip Kasinitz (editors), Handbook of International Migration: The American Experience (Russell Sage, 1999)
     
  • Honorable Mention: Jeff Reitz The Warmth of the Welcome (Westview Press, 1998)
  • Honorable Mention: Saskia Sassen Guests and Aliens (W.W Norton, 1999)

1999 WINNER

  • Winner: Min Zhou and Carl L. Bankston IIIGrowing up American: How Vietnamese Children Adapt to Life in the United States (Russell Sage Foundation, 1998)

1998 AWARD NOT GIVEN

1997 WINNER AND HONORABLE MENTION

  • Winner: Roger Waldinger and Mehdi Bozorghmehr (editors), Ethnic Los Angeles (Russell Sage, 1997)
     
  • Honorable Mention: Ewa Morawska Insecure Prosperity : Small-Town Jews in Industrial America, 1890-1940 (Princeton University Press, 1997)

1996 CO-WINNERS

  • Philip Kasinitz, Caribbean New York: Black Immigrants and the Politics of Race (Cornell, 1992)
  • Ellen Oxfeld, Blood, Sweat, and Mahjong: Family and Enterprise in an Overseas Chinese Community (Cornell, 1993)