American Sociological Association

Section on Sociology of Law

2015 Award Recipients


Sociology of Law Section – 2015 Award Winners

Distinguished Book Award


Dr. Lynette J. Chua's Portrait

Winner: Lynette J. Chua, National University of Singapore

Mobilizing Gay Singapore: Rights and Resistance in an Authoritarian State

(Temple University Press, 2014)

Honorable Mention: Charles R. Epp, Steven Maynard-Moody, and Donald P. Haider-Markel, University of Kansas

Pulled Over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship

(University of Chicago Press, 2014)

Distinguished Article Award


Dr. Kathryne M. Young's Portrait

Winner: Kathryne M. Young, Stanford University

“Everyone Knows the Game: Legal Consciousness in the Hawaiian Cockfight.” Law and Society Review 48(3):499-530. (2014)

Honorable Mention:


Dr. Sarah Morando Lakhani and Dr. Stefan Timmermans' Portrait

Sarah Morando Lakhani, UC-Berkeley, and Stefan Timmermans, UCLA

“Biopolitical Citizenship in the Immigration Adjudication Process.”  Social Problems (61)3: 360-379. (2014)

Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award


Dr. Monica C. Bell's Portrait

Monica C. Bell, Harvard University

“From Legal Cynicism to Situational Trust”

Outstanding Undergraduate Student Paper Award


Dr. Laily Sheybani's Portrait

Laily Sheybani, Northwestern University (Class of 2013)

“‘That’s Him, Officer!’ (Or Is It?): The Effects of Unarticulated Instructions on Eyewitness Accuracy in Culprit Recognition”