American Sociological Association

Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Section Awards

2019 Oliver Cromwell Cox BOOK Award

Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2019

The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2019 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 (2017 or 2018 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 email a nomination letter to the committee chair. Please also have publishers send one copy of the book to each committee member.

2019 Chair: 
Dr. Victor Ray
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Department of Sociology
901 McClung Tower
Knoxville TN 37996-0490
victorerikray@gmail.com

Dr. Shantel Buggs
Florida State University
Department of Sociology, Bellamy 518
113 Collegiate Loop
Tallahassee, FL 32306

Carina A. Bandhauer, PhD
Professor of Sociology
Department of Social Sciences
Western Connecticut State University
181 White ST
Danbury, CT  06810

Natasha Warikoo
Harvard Graduate School of Education
6 Appian Way, 4th floor
Cambridge MA 02138

2019 Oliver Cromwell Cox ARTICLE Award

Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2019

The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2019 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 2016, 2017, or 2018. 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.

2019 Chair: 
Sarah Mayorga-Gallo, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts - Boston, sarah.mayorgagallo@umb.edu 

Other members: 
Isabel Ayala (Michigan State University)
Marcelo Bohrt (American University)
SunAh Laybourn (University of Memphis)
Ellis Monk (Harvard University)

2019 James E. Blackwell Graduate Student Paper Award

Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2019

The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2019 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. 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 2018 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.

2019 Chair: 
San Juanita García, Department of Sociology, University of California-Riverside, juanita.garcia@ucr.edu

Other members: 
W. Carson Byrd (University of Louisville)
John Eason (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Belisa Gonzalez (Ithaca College) 
Aaron Gullickson (University of Oregon)
Yung-Yi Diana Pan (Brooklyn College)

2019 Joe Feagin Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award 

Deadline for submissions: April 1, 2019

Note: This award is offered in odd numbered years.

The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2019 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 2018 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.

2019 Chair: 
Jennifer C. Mueller, Department of Sociology, Skidmore College, jmueller@skidmore.edu  

Other members: 
Jonathan Cox (University of Central Florida)
Alan Grigsby (Curry College)
Marcelle Medford (Bates College)
Kevin Zevallos (University of Connecticut)

Distinguished Early Career Award – NOT OFFERED IN 2019

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.

2019 Founder's Award for Scholarship & Service

Deadline for submissions: April 1, 2019

SREM’S Founder’s Award for Scholarship and Service was established in 2007 with a donation from Professor Charles Smith (one of the original founders 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.

2019 Chair: 
Saher Selod, Department of Sociology, Simmons University, saher.selod@simmons.edu  

Other members: 
Jean Beaman (Purdue University)
Catherine Lee (Rutgers University)
Ranita Ray (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)