American Sociological Association

Section on Race, Gender, and Class

Awards and History

Race, Gender, and Class Section

2017-2018 Call for Awards

Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award

This award recognizes scholars who have made a significant contribution to the development of the integrative field of race, gender, and class through the publication of a book on the "cutting edge" of sociological inquiry, engaging the intersection of at least two areas of either race, gender, and/or class. We accept nominations of books published in 2015, 2016, or 2017. Edited collections are not eligible. Authors can self-nominate, or nominations can be submitted by any member of ASA.  To nominate a book, please send a letter of nomination not exceeding two pages that states why the book makes a significant contribution to the field of race, gender, and class. Letters of nominations will be acknowledged by the Chair with information about where to send 4 copies of the nominated book. Please do not send books to the Chair before receiving a response to the nomination. The deadline for nominations is March, 1, 2018.

Please send nomination letters to the Chair of the Book Award Committee Irene Browne at socib@emory.edu who will provide the names and addresses of committee members to whom books should be sent. Committee Members: Irene Browne, Emory University; Anima Adjepong, Simmons College; Jessica Calarco, Indiana University; Amy Baumann Grau, Shawnee State University; Mary Erdmans, Case Western Reserve University; Ferzana Havewala, University of Baltimore; Shirley Jackson, Portland State University; Jazmin Muro, Regis University; and Ann Travers, Simon Fraser University.

Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award

This award recognizes scholars who have made a distinguished and significant contribution to the development of the integrative field of race, gender, and class through the publication of a journal article or book chapter on the "cutting edge" of sociological inquiry. We accept nominations of articles and book chapters published (in print) in 2015, 2016, or 2017. Nominations may be submitted by the author or by others.

To nominate an article, please send via email • letter of nomination (not exceeding two pages) that explains the article's significant contribution to the field of race, gender, and class; • complete citation of the work in ASA style; and • electronic copy of the article or chapter. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2018. Send complete nominations in a single email to Article Award Committee Chair Nancy Naples, University of Connecticut; nancy.naples@uconn.edu.

Graduate Student Paper Award

This award is for the best paper in the field of race, gender, and class written by a graduate student. Eligible papers must be unpublished, sole-authored, and must have been written while the author was enrolled as a graduate student in 2015, 2016, or 2017. Papers will be accepted from authors who are currently enrolled or who hold their terminal MA or PhD degree. Eligible papers must be no more than 25 pages in length (double-spaced, not counting references) and the references must follow the ASA Style Guide format. Nominations may be submitted by the author or by others. To nominate a paper, please send an electronic copy of the paper and a letter of nomination not exceeding two pages that states why the paper makes a significant contribution to the field of race, gender, and class.

The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2018. Please send nomination letter and electronic copy of the paper to Chair of the Graduate Student Paper Award Committee: Nicholas Vargas, University of Florida, nicholas.vargas@latam.ufl.edu.