American Sociological Association

Section on Sociology of Sexualities

Awards

Sociology of Sexualities 2019 Distinguished Book Award

Deadline: 2/1/2019

The Sociology of Sexualities Section of the ASA offers a prize for the best book published in the 2017-2018 calendar years. Edited volumes will not be considered. Winner(s) will receive the award at the annual meeting of the ASA in New York in 2019.

Books will be considered based on several criteria, including an evaluation of the research questions posed, the appropriateness of the methods, data, and theory, as well as impact, and overall writing quality. We particularly encourage submissions that employ intersectional and transnational lenses, as well as those from marginalized scholars. The award will be given to a well written and well-organized book that asks timely questions, uses innovative methods which generate original data, and that will make an impact in the area of sexualities and other intersecting areas of study.

In accordance with the ASA policy, all award nominees must be current members of the association in order to be considered. In addition, nominees must join the sexualities section if they are not already members.

Nomination letters are not required and will not be considered in the awards process. Nominators should notify the chair of the committee (Angela Jones jonesa@farmingdale.edu) of their intent to submit a book for consideration and arrange to have copies of the book sent to each committee member at the following addresses:

Angela Jones, Sociology and Anthropology Department Farmingdale State College, SUNY 2350 Broadhollow Rd. Farmingdale, NY 11735 Memorial Hall 124

Tristan Bridges, Sociology Department University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9430

Jyoti Puri, Department of Sociology Simmons University 300 The Fenway Boston MA 02115

Shweta Adur, Department of Sociology California State University, Los Angeles 5151 State University Drive Los Angeles, CA 90032.

Alan Santinele Martino, Department of Sociology McMaster University Kenneth Taylor Hall 1280 Main Street West Hamilton, Ontario Canada L8S 4L8

 

Sociology of Sexualities 2019 Distinguished Article Award

Deadline: 2/1/2019

A prize for the best article in the Sociology of Sexualities published in the 2017-2018 calendar years. Chapters in edited volumes will be considered. Winner(s) will receive the award at the annual meeting of the ASA in New York City in 2019. Articles may be self-nominated or nominated by another scholar. We particularly encourage submissions that employ intersectional and transnational lenses, as well as those from marginalized scholars. The committee will carefully consider each submission according to five criteria: (1) theoretical significance to the sociology of sexualities, (2) the quality and rigor of the research, (3) the import and impact of the discovery and/or theoretical intervention, (4) the quality of the writing itself, and (5) the contribution of the article and its author to a broad and inclusive social inquiry.

In accordance with ASA policy, all award nominees must be current members of the Association in order to be considered. In addition, nominees must join the Section on the Sociology of Sexualities if they are not already members.

If you wish to nominate an article, please send the article (PDF or Word format) alone (no nomination letters are required or considered by the award committee) via email to: Tey Meadow at: tm2846@columbia.edu

 

2019 Best Graduate Student Paper in the Sociology of Sexualities

Deadline: 2/1/2019

Papers are currently being accepted for the 2019 ASA Sociology of Sexualities' Graduate Student Paper Award. This award is given to a paper authored by a student currently enrolled in a sociology graduate program. A paper may be coauthored by two or more students who would share the award. Papers co-authored with faculty are not eligible. The focus of the paper should be sexualities, broadly defined. The committee will carefully consider each submission according to four criteria: 1) appropriateness of research for questions asked; 2) quality/rigor of the research; 3) import/impact of the discovery and/or theoretical innovation and; 4) expanding knowledge and representation in sociology of sexualities. We particularly encourage submissions that employ intersectional and transnational lenses, as well as those from marginalized scholars. Winner(s) will receive the award at the annual meeting of the ASA in New York City in 2019. Papers should be manuscript length and no longer than 35 typed, double-spaced pages. Self-nominations will be accepted and nomination letters are neither required nor considered by the award committee.

Please send a copy of the paper (PDF or Word format) via email to: Kate Averett, kaverett@albany.edu.

In accordance with ASA policy, all award nominees must be current members of the association in order to be considered. In addition, nominees must join the sexualities section if they are not already members.

 

Sociology of Sexualities Martin P. Levine Memorial Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline: 4/1/2019

The Martin P. Levine Memorial Dissertation Fellowship was established to honor the memory of Martin Levine, who died of AIDS in 1993. It provides $3,000 to a graduate student (and $500 to an honorable mention), in the final stages of dissertation research and writing, who is working on one (or more) of the following topics to which Levine devoted his career: 1) the sociology of sexualities, 2) the sociology of homosexuality, and 3) HIV/AIDS research. This fellowship is designed to help students complete their dissertations and, as such, the committee evaluates dissertation proposals rather than completed work.

The fellowship committee is particularly interested in dissertation proposals that hold the potential to advance, broaden, or challenge existing theoretical, empirical, and methodological approaches in the sociology of sexualities. Many former awardees’ work has been described as “innovative,” “theoretically and methodologically sophisticated,” and “well-poised to make major contributions to the field of sociology of sexualities.” We particularly encourage submissions that employ intersectional and transnational lenses, as well as those from marginalized scholars.

In accordance with ASA policy, all award nominees must be current members of the Association in order to be considered. In addition, nominees must join the Section on the Sociology of Sexualities if they are not already members.

Send your dissertation proposal for fellowship consideration to Carla Pfeffer at: pfefferc@mailbox.sc.edu. Please write “Levine Fellowship Proposal Submission” in the subject line of your email.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL NOMINEES MUST BE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THE ASA TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SECTION AWARDS

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