American Sociological Association

Section on Sociology of Population




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Otis Dudley Duncan Award (Book Award)

Deadline for Nominating: February 20, 2017

The Otis Dudley Duncan Award will be presented to the author(s) of a recent book that has made significant contributions to social demography. Books published in the last three calendar years (2015-2017) will be considered. Self-nominations are accepted. Please send a letter of nomination with a brief description of the book and its contribution to the field of Social Demography by email to the committee chair, with copies to the other committee members. Nominators should also request copies of the book from the publishers to be sent to all three committee members. Nominations and books should be sent by February 20, 2017.

Committee Members:

  • Sarah Hayford (Chair), Ohio State University,, Department of Sociology, Ohio State University 238 Townshend Hall, 1885 Neil Avenue Mall Columbus, OH, 43210
  • Kyle Crowder, University of Washington,, Department of Sociology, University of Washington, 211 Savery Hall, Box 353340, Seattle, WA 98195-3340
  • Phil Cohen, University of Maryland,, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland, 2112 Art-Sociology Building, College Park, MD 20742

Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Population (Published Article Award)

Deadline for Nominating: February 20, 2017

The Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Population Award recognizes an outstanding published article in demography or population studies by a sociologist. To be eligible, articles must have a 2015, 2016, or 2017 publication date. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations should include name of author(s), title of the article, date of publication and a brief statement explaining the significance of the work and its contribution to the sociology of population. Please send an electronic copy of the nominating letter(s) and article by email to members of the selection committee by February 20, 2017.

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Student Paper Award

Deadline for Nominating: February 20, 2017

The Student Paper Award goes to author(s) of the best scholarly paper in social demography.
This award consists of a certificate and support for travel expenses to attend the 2017 ASA meeting in Montreal. The following are the submission criteria:

  • The paper can be published or unpublished; a published paper should be submitted as a regular text file.
  • The paper can be sole-authored or have multiple student authors; no faculty co-authors are allowed. All authors must be currently enrolled in graduate school or have completed their Ph.D. degrees on or after January 1, 2017.
  • Papers should be article-length (approximately 40 pages including tables and figures), concise and focused. This is not a dissertation award competition.
  • The paper must use a sociological perspective to address an issue of relevance to contemporary demography, broadly defined. Purely technical papers are not eligible.
  • The paper need not be on the ASA program.
  • Membership in the Population Section of the ASA is not a requirement for the award, but is encouraged.
  • The cover page of the paper should include a title and an abstract, but should have no other identifying information, such as name, university affiliation, address, or acknowledgements.
  • A separate cover page containing the author's name, affiliation, address, and other identifying information should be included.
  • The paper should be submitted via email by February 20, 2017.

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