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Sociology of Population

Award Announcements


Otis Dudley Duncan Award

2014 Call for Nominations

The Section on Sociology of Population announces a call for nominations for the 2014 Otis Dudley Duncan Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Social Demography. The Award will be presented to the author(s) of a recent book that has made significant contributions to social demography. Books published in the last three calendar years (2012-2014) will be considered. Winners of the award for previous years can be found on the Past Award Recipients Page.

Please send nominations by email to the Committee Chair, with copies to the other Committee members. Send copies of nominated books to all three Committee members. Nominations and books should be sent by February 15, 2014.

Otis Dudley Duncan Award Committee: Jennifer E. Glick, Committee Chair, (Jennifer.Glick@asu.edu), Matthew Hall (mhall@cornell.edu) and Yang Yang (yangy@unc.edu)


Award for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Population

2014 Call for Nominations

The Sociology of Population Section seeks nominations for an award recognizing an outstanding published article in demography or population studies by a sociologist. The nomination deadline is February 15, 2014.

To be eligible, articles must have a 2012, 2013, or 2014 publication date. Self-nominations are accepted. Accompany nominations with a short letter explaining the significance of the work and its contribution to the sociology of population.

Please send an electronic copy of the nominating letter(s) and article by email to: Nancy Luke (Chair) at nkl10@psu.edu.  Other committee members include Kristin Turney and Jennifer Montez.


Sociology of Population Section Student Paper Award

2014 Call for Nominations

The Sociology of Population Section announces the call for papers for the Student Paper Award in social demography. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2014. This award consists of a certificate and support for travel expenses to attend the 2014 ASA meeting in San Francisco. The following are the criteria for submission:

  • The paper can be unpublished or published. 
  • The paper can be sole-authored or have multiple student authors; no faculty co-authors are allowed. All authors must be currently enrolled in graduate school or have completed their Ph.D. degrees on or after January 1, 2014.
  • There is no page limit, but papers should be concise and focused, and should be article-length. This is not a dissertation award competition.
  • The paper must use a sociological perspective to address an issue of relevance to contemporary demography, broadly defined. Purely technical papers are not eligible.
  • The paper need not be on the ASA program.
  • Membership in the Population Section of the ASA is not a requirement for the award. 
  • The cover page of the paper should include a title and an abstract, but should have no other identifying information, such as name, university affiliation, address, or acknowledgements.
  • A separate cover paper containing the author's name, affiliation, address, and other identifying information should be included.
  • The paper should be submitted via email by the deadline date. 

Send your paper and the name and telephone number of the registrar of your degree-granting university to: Sarah Hayford (Chair) at sarah.hayford@asu.edu. Other committee members are Jason Houle and Jennifer March Augustine.