Deadline for all 2018 awards: April 15, 2018
Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award
The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2018 Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award. This annual award honors the memory of Oliver Cromwell Cox. The award recognizes sociologically related books published in the last two years (2015 or 2016 publication date) that make a distinguished and significant contribution to the eradication of racism. All books must be nominated, and the committee encourages self-nominations and nominations of work by others. Those nominating must be section members and no books will be accepted by publisher nomination alone. Nominations should include a written statement, no longer than 3 pages, explaining the book's contribution to the eradication of racism. Please mail a nomination letter and one copy of the book to each committee member listed below.
Chair: Charles Gallagher
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Department of Sociology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
26 Nicol Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Department of Sociology
Appalachian State University
223B Chapell Wilson Hall
Boone, NC 28608
Department of Women's and Gender Studies
Leavenworth Hall, Rm. 250
6 Alumni Drive
Castleton, VT 05735
Mignon R. Moore - Section Chair and Ex-Officio Member
Department of Sociology, Barnard College
New York, NY 10027
Oliver Cromwell Cox Article Award
The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2018 Oliver Cromwell Cox Article Award. This award recognizes the author(s) of the best research article in the sociological study of race and ethnicity published in the past three years. Eligible articles for consideration must be published in 2014, 2015, or 2016. The nomination letter should be no more than 3 pages and should explain the scholarly significance and innovations of the research article. To nominate a journal article, please email the following: 1) a copy of the article, 2) a nomination letter, and (3) contact information for the nominee(s) (including email) to the Committee Chair only.
2018 Chair: Sarah Mayorga-Gallo, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusettes - Boston, email@example.com
James E. Blackwell Graduate Student Paper Award
The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2018 James E. Blackwell Graduate Student Paper Award. This award recognizes the best graduate student paper (authored by one or more graduate students) that focuses on the relation between or issues relevant to socially divided racial and ethnic groups. Eligible papers should make an important theoretical, methodological, or empirical contribution in the field of Race/Racism/Race Relations Studies. Race critical or innovative scholarship are encouraged, as well as scholarship that focuses on the welfare of all, rather than the promotion of any one particular group of color's social or political interests. The award includes a cash prize of $300. Papers (with a maximum length of 25 pages, double-spaced, not including references) submitted for this award must be entirely student-authored and written while the author was a graduate student. Current graduate students and those who have completed their degree no earlier than January 2017 are eligible. Self-nominations and nominations by faculty advisors or other faculty members are welcome. The paper and nomination letter should be submitted in electronic form attached to an email including the student's name, address, telephone number, email address and/or fax number, institutional affiliation, graduate student status (i.e., year in the program and expected date of MA or PhD). Please email a copy of the paper and nomination letter to the Committee Chair only.
2017 Chair: Jennifer C. Mueller, Department of Sociology, Skidmore College, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Feagin Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award - NOT OFFERED IN 2018
Note: This award is offered in odd numbered years.
The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2017 Joe Feagin Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award. This award recognizes the best undergraduate student paper that focuses specifically on the relation between or issues relevant to socially defined racial and ethnic groups, uses an integrative race, class, gender analysis, and/or makes an important theoretical, methodological, or empirical contribution in the field of Race/Racism/Race Relations Studies. We encourage race critical or innovative scholarship as well as scholarship that focuses on and contributes to the welfare of all, rather than the promotion of any one particular group of color’s social or political interests. Papers (with a maximum length of 25 pages) submitted for this award must be entirely student-authored and written when the author was an undergraduate student. Current undergraduate students and those who have completed their undergraduate degree no earlier than January 2016 are eligible. Self nominations and nominations by faculty advisors or other faculty members are welcome. The award includes $200. Please email a copy of the paper and nomination letter indicating the student’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and/or fax number, institutional affiliation, undergraduate student status (i.e. year in the program and expected date of undergraduate degree) to the Committee Chair only.
2017 Chair: Joyce Bell, University of Minnesota, email@example.com
Other members: Tiffany Davis (Chicago State University), Michael Walker (University of Nebraska), Vanessa Paul (CUNY)
Distinguished Early Career Award
Note: This award is offered in even numbered years.
The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Early Career Award. This award recognizes exceptional achievement and scholarly contribution to research on the sociology of race and ethnicity. Nominations must include electronic copies of the following: 1) A letter of nomination outlining the nominee's accomplishments to date and anticipated future contributions in the area of race and ethnicity; 2) A copy of the nominee's current curriculum vitae; and 3) Two representative scholarly publications by the nominee. Nominees must be a member of the section and have received their PhD within ten calendar years of the nomination deadline. Self nominations are not accepted for this award. Please send a nomination letter and other supporting material to the Committee Chair only.
Founder's Award for Scholarship & Service
SREM’S Founder’s Award for Scholarship and Service was established in 2007 with a donation from Professor Charles Smith (one of the original founder’s of the SREM section) to recognize career excellence in scholarship as well as in service. For this award, scholarship is defined in terms of substantive academic (theoretical, empirical, or applied) contributions, while service is defined as professional and/or community service. A plaque and a $100 award will be presented at the SREM reception. Nominations must include electronic copies of the following: 1) A letter of nomination outlining the nominee's accomplishments and contributions–scholarly and service oriented–in the area of race and ethnicity; 2) A copy of the nominee's current curriculum vitae; and 3) Two representative scholarly publications by the nominee. Nominees must be a member of the section. Self nominations are not accepted for this award. Please email a nomination letter and copies of all materials to the Committee Chair only.
Past winners of section awards
Founder's Award for Scholarship and Service:
2017 Amanda Lewis, University of Illinois at Chicago
2016 Rogelio Saenz, University of Texas-San Antonio
2015 Charles U. Smith (in memoriam), AND
2015 Howard Winant
2014 Rodney Coates, Miami University
2013 Joe Feagin, Texas A&M University
2012 Ashley "Woody" Doane, University of Hartford
2011 Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Duke University
2009 Mary Romero, Arizona State University
Distinguished Early Career Award:
2016 Joyce M. Bell, University of Minnesota
2014 Matthew Hughey, University of Connecticut
2012 Adia Harvey Wingfield, Georgia State University
2010 Erica Chito Childs, Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, AND
2010 Tanya Golash Boza, University of Kansas
2009 Nadia Y. Kim, Loyola Marymount University
Cromwell Cox Book Award:
2017 (co-winner) Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, Crook County: Racism and Injustice in American’s Largest Criminal Court, Stanford University Press
2017 (co-winner) Patrisia Macias-Rojas, From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post‑Civil Rights America, NYU Press
2016 Aldon D. Morris, The Scholar Denied: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology, University of California Press
2015 Mara Loveman, National Colors: Racial Classification and the State in Latin America, Oxford University Press
2015 Honorable Mention: John D. Skrentny, After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace, Princeton University Press, AND
2015 Honorable Mention: Julie Dowling, Mexican Americans and the Question of Race, University of Texas Press
2014 Gilda Ochoa, Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans and the Achievement Gap, University of Minnesota Press, AND
2014 Catherine Bliss, Race Decoded: The Genomic Fight for Social Justice, Stanford University Press
2013 Victor M. Rios, Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys, NYU Press, AND
2013 John Arena, Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization, University of Minnesota Press
2012 Joe Soss, Richard C. Fording, and Sanford F. Schram, Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and The Persistent Power of Race
2012 Honorable Mention: Mark Warren, Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice
2011 Miliann Kang, The Managed Hand: Race, Gender, and the Body in Beauty Service Work
2010 Leland T. Saito, The Politics of Exclusion: The Failure of Race-Neutral Policies in Urban America, Stanford University Press
2010 Honorable Mention: Wendy L. Moore, Reproducing Racism: White Space, Elite Law Schools, and Racial Inequality, Rowman & Littlefield
2009 Nadia Y. Kim, Imperial Citizens: Koreans and Race from Seoul to L.A., Stanford University Press, AND
2009 Tukufu Zuberi and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology
2008 Moon-Kie Jung, Reworking Race: The Making of Hawaii's Interracial Labor Movement, Columbia University Press, AND
2008 Karyn R. Lacy, Blue-Chip Black: Race, Class, and Status in the New Black Middle Class, University of California Press
2006 Edward Telles, Race in another America: The Significance of Skin Color in Brazil, Princeton University Press, AND
2006 Prudence L. Carter, Keepin' It Real: School Success beyond Black and White, Oxford University Press
2005 Judith R. Blau, Race in the Schools: Perpetuating White Dominance?, Lynne Rienner
2005 Honorable Mention: Mario Small, Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio, University of Chicago Press
2004 Deirdre Royster, Race and the Invisible Hand: How White Networks Exclude Black Men from Blue-Collar Jobs, University of California Press
2004 Honorable Mention: Omar McRoberts, Streets of Glory: Church and Community in a Black Urban Neighborhood, University of Chicago Press
2003 Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Unequal Freedom: How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship and Labor, AND
2003 Howard Winant, The World is a Ghetto: Race and Democracy Since World War II
2003 Honorable Mention: David Naguib Pellow, Garbage Wars: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago, AND
2003 Honorable Mention: Mary Jo Deegan, Race, Hull-House and the University of Chicago
Cromwell Cox Article Award:
2017 Louwanda Evans and Wendy Leo Moore. 2015. "Impossible Burdens: White Institutions, Emotional Labor, and Micro-Resistance." Social Problems 62: 439–454.
2017 Honorable Mention: Jordanna Matlon. 2016. "Racial Capital and the Crisis of Black Masculinity." American Sociological Review 81(5): 1014–1038.
2017 Honorable Mention: Wendy Roth. 2016. "Multiple Dimensions of Race" Ethnic and Racial Studies 39(8): 1310-1338.
2016 Glenn Bracey. 2015. “Toward a Critical Race Theory of State,” Critical Sociology 41(3): 553-572.
2016 Honorable Mention: Catherine Bliss. 2013. “The Marketization of Identity Politics,” Sociology 47(5): 1011-1025.
2015 Raúl Pérez. 2013. “Learning to Make Racism Funny in the ‘Color-blind’ Era: Stand-up Comedy Students, Performance Strategies, and the (Re)production of Racist Jokes in Public,” Discourse and Society 24(4): 478-503.
2015 Honorable Mention: Tomas R. Jimenez and Adam L. Horowitz. 2013 “When White Is Just Alright: How Immigrants Redefine Achievement and Reconfigure the Ethnoracial Hierarchy.” American Sociological Review 78(5): 849-871, AND
2015 Honorable Mention: Deirdre Bloome. 2014. "Racial Inequality Trends and the Intergenerational Persistence of Income and Family Structure.” American Sociological Review 79(6).
2014 Aliya Saperstein and Andrew Penner. 2012. "Racial Fluidity and Inequality in the United States." American Journal of Sociology 118(3): 676-727.
2013 Matthew Desmond. 2012. "Eviction and the Reproduction of Urban Poverty." American Journal of Sociology 118(1): 88-133.
2012 Maria Krysan, Reynolds Farley, Mick Couper, and Tyrone Forman, "Does Race Matter in Neighborhood Preferences? Results from a Video Experiment"
2011 Wendy Roth, "Racial Mismatch: The Divergence Between Form and Function in Data for Monitoring Discrimination of Hispanics"
2009 Ann J. Morning. 2008. "Reconstructing Race in Science and Society: Biology Textbooks, 1952-2002." American Journal of Sociology Vol. 114 supplement.
2009 Honorable Mention: Ben H. Carrington. 2008. "'What's the Footballer Doing Here?' Racialized Performativity, Reflexivity and Identity." Cultural Studies, Critical Methodologies 8: 423-453.
2008 Natalia Sarkisian. 2007. "Street Men, Family Men: Race and Men's Extended Family Involvement," Social Forces 86(2).
James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award:
2017 Susila Gurusami (UCLA) "Working for Redemption: Formerly Incarcerated Black Women and Punishment in the Labor Market"
2016 Megan Underhill (University of Cincinnati) “Diversity is Important to Me”: White Families and Racial Cultivation
2015 Kasey Henricks (Loyola University Chicago and American Bar Foundation) “‘I’m Principled Against Slavery, but…’: Three-Fifths Clause Debate, Colorblindness, and the Racial Ideology Complex,” AND
2015 Angela Dixon (Princeton University) “Colorism and Classism Confounded: Perceptions of Discrimination in Latin America”
2015 Honorable Mention: Raúl Pérez (University of California, Irvine) “Learning to Make Racism Funny in the Color-blind Era”
2014 Natassia Rodriguez (Stanford University) "The Coexistence of Colorist and Categorical Inequality in Elite Institutions"
2014 Honorable Mention: Hyeyoung Kwon (University of Southern California) "'Doing' American from an Outsider-Within Position: Korean and Mexican Language Brokers"
2013 S. Michael Gaddis (UNC-Chapel Hill) “Discrimination in the Credential Society: An Audit Study of Race and College Selectivity in the Labor Market”
2013 Honorable Mention: Abigail Andrews (UC-Berkeley) “States of ‘Illegality’: How Local Immigration Regimes Shape Migrants’ Agency”
2012 Sylvia Zamora, "Racial Remittances: The Effect of Migration on Racial Ideologies in Mexico"
2012 Honorable Mention: Ellis Monk, "Skin Tone Stratification among Black Americans 2001-2003," AND
2012 Honorable Mention: Anju Paul, "The 'Other' Looks Back: Racial Distancing and Racial Alignment in Migrant Domestic Workers' Stereotypes about White and Chinese Employers"
2011 Chinyere Osuji, "Boundary Blurring? Black-White Couples and the Policing of Racial Boundaries in Public Spaces in Rio de Janeiro and Los Angeles"
2010 Avi Astor (University of Michigan), "Toward a Relational Approach to Studying Intergroup Conflict: The Origins of Mosque Opposition in Spain"
2009 Matthew W. Hughey, "Navigating the (Dis)similarities of White Racial Projects: The Conceptual Framework of 'Hegemonic Whiteness'"
2008 Rashawn Ray, "Getting Off and Getting Intimate: How Normative Institutional Arrangements Structure Black and White Fraternity Men's Approaches Toward Women"
2006 Douglas Grbic (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), "Social and Cultural Meanings of Tolerance: Immigration, Incorporation, and Identity in Aotearoa New Zealand"
2005 Jeffrey C. Dixon (Indiana University), "The Ties That Bind and Those That Don't: Toward Reconciling Group Threat and Contact Theories of Prejudice"
2004 Philip H. Kim, "When Information is Not Enough: Views of Americans Toward Racial Profiling," AND
2004 Scott Leon Washington, "The Killing Fields Revisited: Lynching and Anti-Miscegenation Legislation in the Jim Crow South, 1882-1930"
2004 Honorable Mention: Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, "On Being a White Person of Color: Using Autoethnography to Understand Puerto Ricans' Racialization"
2003 Etsuko Maruoka-Ng, "The Challenge of the 'Model Asian': Rethinking Ethnic Assimilation"
Joe Feagin Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award:
2017 Mahala Miller (Macalaster College) “'I Treat Everyone with Respect': Debt Collection Attorneys as Agents of Institutionalized Racism in a Color-blind America"
2013 Kristen Lee and Simon Ho (Duke University) "The Pretty White Lies of Asian America: Racialized Love at an Elite University"
2011 Natassia Rodriguez, "Made it to America, Now What? Understanding the Educational Achievement Differences among Latino Subgroups"
2006 Lauren Hawley (DePauw University) "Language and Ethnicity Formation: Exploring the Identities of Non-Native English Speakers"
2005 HyeJin Kim (University of Notre Dame) "Class, Culture, and Conflict: African American-Korean Ameircan Conflict in South Central Los Angeles"
2004 Courtney Carter (Truman State University) "Resettlement and Race: Ethiopian Jews in Israel," AND
2004 Peter Joseph (George Washington University) "Gender in the Study of Race Riots: Past and Future Avenues of Study"
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