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Sociology of Religion Section Award Recipients

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Sociology of Religion Section Distinguished Book Award

YEAR

NAME

AFFILIATION AT TIME OF AWARD

OTHER/TITLE

2014

Anna Sun

Kenyon College

Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities (Princeton University Press, 2013). 

2013

Robert Bellah

  Religion in Human Evolution. (Harvard University Press, 2011)

2012

Susan Crawford Sullivan

College of the Holy Cross 2012. Living Faith: Everyday Religion and Mothers in Poverty. University of Chicago Press.

2011

Courtney Bender
 

Columbia University The New Metaphysicals: Spirituality and the American Religious Imagination. U. of Chicago Press.

2010 Co.

Melissa M. Wilcox,

Whitman College

Queer Women and Religious Individualism (Indiana University Press, 2009).

2010 Co.

John R. Hall,

University of California, Davis

Apocalypse: From Antiquity to the Empire of Modernity (Polity, 2009)

2009

Kelly Chong,

University of Kansas

Deliverance and Submission: Evangelical Women and the Negotiation of Patriarchy in South Korea (Harvard University Press, 2008).

2008 Co.

Anthony Gill,

University of Washington,

The Political Origins of Religious Liberty (Cambridge University Press).

2008 Co.

David Smilde,

University of Georgia,

Reason to Believe: Cultural Agency in Latin American Evangelicalism (University of California Press).

2007 Co.

Mansoor Moaddel,

Eastern Michigan University,

Islamic Modernism, Nationalism, and Fundamentalism: Episode and Discourse (University of Chicago Press)

2007 Co.

Geneviève Zubrzycki,

University of Michigan,

The Crosses of Auschwitz: Nationalism and Religion in Post-Communist Poland (University of Chicago Press).

2006

Mark Chaves

Penny Edgell

University of Arizona

University of Minnesota

Congregations in America (Harvard University Press) Religion and Family in a Changing Society(Preceton University Press)

2005

Nancy Tatom Ammerman

Boston University

Pillars of Faith: American Congregations and

Their Partners

2004

Philip S. Gorski  

The Disciplinary Revolution: Calvinism and the Rise of the State in Early Modern Europe (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2003)

2003

Richard Wood

University of New Mexico

Faith in Action

2002

John H. Evans

Univeristy of California, San Diego

Playing God: Human Genetic Engineering and the Rationalization of Public Bioethical Debate

2001

Rodney Starke Roger Finke

Not given

Acts of Faith: Exploring the Human Side of Religion

2000

Penny Edgell Becker Cornell University

Congregations in Conflict: Cultural Models of Local Religious Life

1999

Lutz Kaelber

Lyndon State College

Schoolof Asceticism: Ideology and Organization in Medieval Religious Communities

1998

Lyn Rapaport

Pomona College

Jews in Germany after the Holocaust: Memory. Identity, and Jewish-German Relations

1997

Paul Numrich

University of Illinois-Chicago

Old Wisdom in the New World: Americanization in Two Immigrant Theravada Buddhist Temples

 

Sociology of Religion Section Distinguished Article Award

YEAR

NAME

AFFILIATION AT TIME OF AWARD

OTHER/TITLE

2014

Neal Krause

University of Michigan

“Valuing the Life Experience of Old Adults and Change in Depressive Symptoms: Exploring the Overlooked Benefit of Involvement in Religion,” Journal of Aging and Health, 24(2):227-249. 

2013

Woodberry, Robert D.

  2012. “The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy.” American Political Science Review 106(2): 244-274.

2012

Nicholas Vargas, Matthew Loveland

Purdue University and Le Moyne College

2011.  "Befriending the 'Other': Patterns of Social Ties between the Religious and Non-religious."  Sociological Perspectives.  54(4): 713-731.

2011

Douglas Marshall
 

University of South Alabama "Temptation, Tradition, and Taboo: A Theory of Sacralization," in Sociological Theory, 28:1 (March 2010)

2010

Nancy K. Davis, and Robert V. Robinson,

DePauw University and Indiana University,

"Overcoming Movement Obstacles by the Religiously Orthodox: The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Shas in Israel , Communione e Liberazione in Italy, and the Salvation Army in the United States" American Journal of Sociology (114: 1302-49, 2009).

2009

Brian J. Grim and Roger Finke,

 

"Religious Persecution in Cross-National Context: Clashing Civilizations or Regulated Religious Economies?" American Sociological Review (72:633-658, 2007).

2008

Kelly H. Chong,

 

"Negotiating Patriarchy: South Korean Evangelical Women and the Politics of Gender," Gender and Society (20:697-724, 2006).

2007

Nancy Davis and Robert Robinson,

DePauw University and Indiana University,

"The Egalitarian Face of Islamic Orthodoxy: Support for Islamic Law and Economic Justice in Seven Muslim-Majority Nations," American Sociological Review (71:167-190, 2006).

2006

Fenggang Yang

Purdue University

“The Red, Black, and Grey Markets of Religion in China

2005

Prema Kurien

Syracuse University

“Multiculturalism, Immigrant Religion, and Diasporic Nationalism: The Development of an American Hinduism” Social Problems, 2004, Vol. 51, No. 3, p. 362-385.

2004

David Smilde

Robert Wuthnow, Conrad Hackett and Becky Yang Hsu

 

"Skirting the Instrumental Paradox: Intentional Belief Through Narrative in Latin American Pentecostalism," Qualitative Sociology 26:313-329

(2003)

"The Effectiveness and Trustworthiness of Faith-Based and Other Service Organizations: A Study of

Recipients' Perceptions." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:1-17(2004)

2003

Michael Young

University of Texas-Austin

“Confessional Protest: The Religious Birth of U.S. National Social Movements”

2002

Mansoor Moaddel

Eastern Michigan University

“Conditions for Ideological Production: The Origins of Islamic Modernism in India, Egypt, and Iran”

2001

Brian Steensland

Jerry Z. Park

Mark D. Tegnerus

Lynn D. Robingon

W. Bradford Wilcox

Robert D. Woodberry

 

“Measure of American Religion” Toward Improving the State of Art”

2000

Rhys H. Williams

Southern Illinois University

“Visions of the Good Society and the Religious Roots of American Political Culture”

1999

Mark D. Regnerus and Christian Smith

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

“Selective Deprivation Among American Religious Traditions: The Reversal of the Great Reversal”

1998

Randall Collins

University of Pennsylvania

“An Asian Route to Capitalism”

1997

Paula D. Nesbitt

Iliff School of Theology

“First- and Second-Career Clergy: Influences of Age and Gender on the Career-Stage Paradigm”


 

Sociology of Religion Section Student Paper Award

YEAR

NAME

AFFILIATION AT TIME OF AWARD

OTHER/TITLE

2014

Eric W.  Schoon and Joseph West

University of Arizona

"From Prophecy to Practice: Mutual Selection Cycles in the Routinization of Charismatic Authority."

2013 Co-winner

Jeffrey Guhin

 

“Why Worry?: Evolution and Narrative Path Dependence in Sunni and Evangelical High Schools” 

2013 Co-winner

Jaime Kucinskas

 

“From Buddhist-Inspired Meditation to Mindfulness as a Secular Panacea: How Meditation Moves”

2012

Nicholas Vargas

Purdue University 2012. "Retrospective Accounts of Religious Disaffiliation in the U.S.: Stressors, Skepticism, and Political Factors." Sociology of Religion (Summer 2012) 73(2): 200-223

2011

Shane Sharp 

University of Wisconsin-Madison How Does Prayer Help Manage Emotions?" in Social Psychological Quarterly 73:4 (December, 2010).

2010

Z. Fareen Parvez,

University of California- Berkely,

"Debating the Burqa in France: The Antipolitics of Islamic Revival."

2009

Phillip Connor,

Princeton University,

“Contexts of Immigrant Receptivity and Immigrant Religious Outcomes: The Case of Muslims in Western Europe.” Presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

2008

J. Shane Sharp,

University of Wisconsin at Madison,

"Escaping Symbolic Entrapment."

2007

Christopher Scheitle,

Pennsylvania State University,

"Organizational Niches and Religious Markets: Uniting Two Literatures"

2006

Christopher P. Scheitle

Honorbale Mention:

Jenny Trinitapoli

Pennsylvania State University

University of Texas-Austin

“The Social and Symbolic Boundaries of Congregations: An Analysis of Website Links”

“Religion and HIV Status in Sub-Saharan Africa: Examining Influence and Pathways”

2005

Omar Lizardo and Jessica L. Collett

University of Arizona

“Why Biology is not (Religious) Destiny: A Second Look at Gender Differences in Religiosity”

2004

Melinda Lundquist Denton

 

"Gender and Marital Decision Making: Negotiating

Religious Ideology and Practice," Social Forces 82 (March 2004): 1151-1180

2003

Kwai Hang Ng

University of Chicago

“Seeking the Christian Tutelage: Agency and Culture in Chinese Immigrants’ Conversion to Christianity”

2002

Kelly Besecke

Colorado College

“Religion as a Societal Conversation about Transcendent Meaning”

2001

Rebeccas Culbya

Not given

“Who Can Find A Virtous Woman? Gender Indiology and Culture in a Black Holiness Church”

2000

W. Bradford Wilcox

Princeton University

“Conservative Protestant Childrearing: Authoritarian or Authorotative?”

1999

Jason Schnittker

Indiana University

“When is Faith Enough?: The Effects of Religious Involvement on Depression”

1998

Philip Zukerman

University of Oregon

“The Sociology of Religious Schisms: The Call for Theoretical Innovation”