American Sociological Association

2019 ASA Award Recipients

The ASA awards are conferred on sociologists for outstanding scholarship, teaching, practice, and advancing the public understanding of sociology. The ASA proudly announces the recipients of the awards for 2019. Congratulations to the following honorees:

Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award

Sandra Barnes, Vanderbilt University


Dissertation Award

Announced in June 2019


Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology,

Eric Wanner, Russell Sage Foundation


Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award

William Frey, University of Michigan and Brookings Institute


Distinguished Scholarly Book Award

Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court by Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, University of Delaware


Excellence in the Reporting of Social Issues Award

Eric Deggans, NPR


Jessie Bernard Award

Rhacel Parrenas, University of Southern California

Bandana Purkayastha, University of Connecticut


Public Understanding of Sociology Award 

Joe Feagin, Texas A&M University


W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award

Harvey L. Molotch, New York University

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