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Section on the Sociology of Education's David Lee Stevenson Graduate Student Paper
This award was first presented in 1993 as the Dissertation Award. In 1994 name was changed to Graduate Student Paper Award. In 2000 Its name was changed again to its current name.

YEAR

NAME

AFFILIATION AT TIME OF AWARD

TITLE

2014 Julia Andrea Behrman  

“Is Schooling a ‘Social Vaccine’ Against HIV for Adolescent Girls? Evidence from Malawi and Uganda”

2013

Joseph Merry

   
2012 Margaret Frye University of California-Berkeley 2012. “Bright Futures in Malawi’s New Dawn: Educational Aspirations as Assertions of Identity” American Journal of Sociology 117.
2011 Jessica McCrory Calarco University of Pennsylvania “Can you help me get ahead?: Social class differences in elementary students’ efforts to negotiate opportunities for learning.”

2010

Oren Pizmony-Levy

Indiana University

"A Multilevel Approach to the Study of Global Curricula Scripts: The Case of Environmental Education."

2009

Kyle Longest

University of North Carolina/Furman University

"Popularity Lost: Identity Status and Its Consequences in the Transition to Young Adulthood.”

2008

Fabian Pfeffer

University of Wisconsin Madison

"Persistent Inequality in Educational Attainment and its Institutional Context"

2007

Donna Bobbit-Zeher

Ohio State University

“The Gender Income Gap and the Role of Education.”

2005

Douglas Lee Lauen

University of Chicago

"Contextual Explanations of School Choice"

2004

Jennifer Booher-Jennings

Jennifer C. Lee and Jeremy Staff

Columbia University

University of Minnesota

“Below the Bubble: ‘Educational Triage’ and the Texas Accountability System”

“When Work Matters:  The Varying Impact of Adolescent Work Intensity on High School Dropout”

2003

Sean Kelly

University of Wisconsin-Madison

“The Black-White Gap in Mathematics Course Taking”

2002

HyunJoon Park

University of Wisconsin, Madison

 

2001

Simon Cheng and Brian Starks

Indiana University, Bloomington

“Elaborating Racial Differences in Educational Expectations: A Test of Three Core Assumptions”

2000

Christopher B. Swanson

University of Chicago

“Cooling-out and Warming Up:The Role of Postsecondary Institutional Environment in Managing Ambitions”

1999

Mark J. Schafer

Indiana University

“International Nongovernmental Organizations and Third World Education in 1990: A Cross National Study”

1998

Salvatore Saporito

Temple University

“Exercising Strategic Choice in Education Contexts: Why School Choice Increases Segregation in Public Schools”

1997

William Carbonaro

University of Wisconsin-Madison

“I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends’ Parents?  Family Structure , Social Capital, and Effects on Educational Outcomes”

1996

Vincent J. Roscigno

North Carolina State University

"Race, Place, and the Reproduction of Educational Disadvantage: The Black-White Gap and the Influence of Local Context”

1995

John Robert Warren

University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Social Background, Migration History, and English Language Ability:  Educational Attainment Among White and Mexican Origin Children in the American Southwest, 1990”

1994

Kim M. Lloyd

SUNY-Albany

"Family Size & Educational Attainment: Differences by Gender, Race, & Ethnicity"

1993

Sally K. Gallagher

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

"Family & Community Caregiving by the Elderly: The New Volunteers?"

 

Section on the Sociology of Education's Willard Waller Award
The Willard Waller Award was founded in 1986 to acknowledge distinguished scholarly contribution to the sociology of education.  After 1992, the Willard Waller Award changed to recognize the best article publishedin the field. The 1987, 93 and 96 awards were for best article published in the last three years.

YEAR

NAME

AFFILIATION AT TIME OF AWARD

PUBLICATION TITLE/OTHER

2013

Robert Dreeben

   

2010

Robert Hauser

University of Wisconsin

 

2008

Claudia Buchmann and Thomas A. DiPrete

Ohio State University and Columbia University

"The Growing Female Advantage in College Completion: The Role of Parental Resources and Academic Achievement." American Sociological Review 71:515-541

2007

Charles Bidwell

University of Chicago

 

2003

James Rosenbaum

Northwestern University Beyond College for All: Career Paths for the Forgotten Half

2001

Basil Bernstein

Institute of Education, University of London

Lifetime Career Achievments

2000

Samual Roundfield Lucas

University of California, Berkeley

Tracking Inequality: Stratification and Mobility

in American High Schools

1999

Suet-ling Pong

Pennsylvania State University

“The School Compositional Effect of Single-Parenthood on Tenth-Grade Achievement”

1998

Alan C. Kerckhoff

Duke University

Not listed

1997

Kevin J. Dougherty

Manhattan College

The Contradictory College: The Conflicting Origins, Impacts, and futures of the Community College

1996

Robert Dreeben

University of Chicago

“The Sociology of Education: Its Development in the United States”

1995

John Meyer

Stanford University

Lifetime Career Accomplishments

1994

Anthony S. Bryk

Valerie E. Lee

Peter B. Holland

University of Chicago

University of Michigan

Belmont School District (MA)

Catholic Schools and the Common Good

1993

Alan Sadovnik

Adelphi University

"Basil Bernstein's Theory of Pedagogic Practice: A Structuralist Approach"

1992

Christopher Jencks

Northwesternn University

Lifetime contributions

1990

William Sewell

University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Lifetime contributions

1988

James S. Coleman

University of Illinois-Chicago

 Lifetime contributions

1987

Richard Rubinson

Florida State University

“Class Fromation, Politics, and Institutions: Schooling in the United States”

1986

Willard B Brookover

Michigan State University

 Lifetime contributions

 


The Pierre Bourdieu Award for the Best Book in Sociology of Education

This award is made annually.  Books published in the two years prior to the year in which the current annual meeting occurs are eligible for nomination (e.g., in 2009, books published in 2007-2008 are eligible).

YEAR NAME AFFILIATION AT TIME OF AWARD OTHER
2014 Maia Bloomfield Cucchiara     

Marketing Schools, Marketing Cities: Who Wins and Who Loses When Schools Become Urban Amenities.  University of Chicago Press, 2013.

2013

Elizabeth Popp Berman

   
2012 Karolyn Tyson University of North Carolina 2011. Integration Interrupted: Tracking, Black Students, and Acting White after Brown. Oxford University Press
2011 Thomas J. Espenshade and Alexandria Walton Radford   No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal: Race and Class in Elite College Admission and Campus Life. Published by Princeton University Press, 2009
2010

William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos and Michael S. McPherson

Mellon Foundation, Harvard and Spencer Foundation

Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America's Public Universities.

2009

Mitchell L. Stevens

Stanford University

Creating a Class: College Admissions and the Education of Elites , Harvard University Press.



The James Coleman Award for the Best Article in the field of Sociology of Education
This award is made annually.  Articles in the two years prior to the year in which the annual meeting occurs are eligible for nomination (e.g. in 2009, articles published in 2007-2008 are eligible).
YEAR NAME AFFILIATION AT TIME OF AWARD OTHER
2014 Julia Burdick-Will    "School Violent Crime and Academic Achievement in Chicago"
2013

Florencia Torche

   
2012 Jennie Brand and Yu Xie University of California-Los Angeles and University of Michigan 2010. “Who Benefits Most from College?  Evidence for Negative Selection in Heterogeneous Economic Returns to Higher Education” American Sociological Review 75:273-302.
2011 Dennis Condron Emory University   “Social Class, School and Non-School Environments, and Black/White Inequalities in Children’s Learning” American Sociological Review  October 2009   vol. 74 no. 5  685-708.
 
2010

Robert Crosnoe

University of Texas

"Low-Income Students and the Socioeconomic Composition of Public High Schools," American Sociological Review, 2009.

2009

Douglas B. Downey, Paul von Hippel, and Melanie Hughes

Ohio State University and University of Pittsburgh

“Are ‘Failing' Schools Really Failing?” Sociology of Education 81:242-70.