American Sociological Association

ASA Awards

Each August the American Sociological Association proudly presents awards to individuals and groups deserving of recognition. Currently, the ASA presents the following awards:



2016 ASA Major Award Recipients


Distinguished Scholarly Book ASA Award

Dissertation ASA Award

Excellence in the Reporting of Social Issues ASA Award

Jessie Bernard ASA Award

Cox-Johnson-Frazier ASA Award

ASA Award for the Public Understanding of Sociology

Distinguished Career ASA Award for the Practice of Sociology

Distinguished Contributions to Teaching  ASA Award

W.E.B. DuBois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award


In addition, ASA's sections administer multiple Awards, most of which are presented during the Annual Meeting each August. 


Nominations Sought for ASA Major Awards!

ASA members are encouraged to submit nominations for the following ASA awards. The deadline for nominations is provided with each award criteria. Award selection committees, appointed by ASA Council, are constituted to review nominations. These awards are presented at the ASA Annual Meeting each August. The deadline for submission of nominations is January 31st of each year unless noted otherwise in the individual award criteria. The deadline for 2017 is January 31st. 

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