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July 30, 2004

American Sociological Association Announces Awards for 2004

Washington, DC – The American Sociological Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the winners of the ASA Awards for 2004. The awards will be presented in a ceremony at the Association’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, on Sunday, August 15, at 4:30 p.m. The Awards Ceremony will immediately precede the formal address of ASA President Michael Burawoy, University of California-Berkeley. The awards are the highest honor that the Association confers. Awardees are selected by committees directly appointed by the ASA Council. The ASA award winners for 2004 are:

Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award: Arthur L. Stinchcombe (Northwestern University)

This annual award honors a scholar who has shown outstanding commitment to the profession of sociology and whose cumulative work has contributed in important ways to the advancement of the discipline. The body of lifetime work may include theoretical and/or methodological contributions, particularly work that substantially reorients the field in general or a particular subfield.

Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award: Mounira Maya Charrad (University of Texas-Austin) for her book, States and Women’s Rights: The Making of Postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco (University of California Press, 2001)

This annual award is given for a single book or monograph published in the three preceding calendar years. The winner of this award gives the Sorokin Lecture at a meeting of a regional or state sociological association.

Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award: Jeanne Ballantine (Wright State University)

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This award is given annually to honor outstanding contributions to the undergraduate and/or graduate teaching and learning of sociology which improve the quality of teaching. The award may recognize either a career contribution or a specific product.

Jessie Bernard Award: Myra Marx Feree (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The Jessie Bernard Award is given annually in recognition of scholarly work that has enlarged the horizons of sociology to encompass fully the role of women in society. The contribution may be in empirical research, theory, or methodology. It may be for an exceptional single work, several pieces of work, or significant cumulative work done throughout a professional career.

Award for Publi Understanding of Sociology: Jerome Scott (Project South) and Walda Katz Fishman (Howard University)

This award is given annually to a person or persons who have made exemplary contributions to advance the public understanding of sociology, sociological research, and scholarship among the general public. The award may recognize a contribution in the preceding year or for a longer career of such contributions.

Dissertation Award: Greta R. Krippner (University of California-Los Angeles) for her dissertation, The Fictitious Economy (University of Wisconsin-Madison, PhD, 2003) and Brian Gifford (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) for his dissertation States, Soldiers, and Social Welfare: Military Personnel and the Welfare State in the Advanced Industrial Democracies (New York University, PhD, 2003)

The Dissertation Award honors the best PhD dissertation for a calendar year from among those submitted by advisors and mentors in the discipline. The Dissertation Award for 2003 is awarded for the best dissertation defended during calendar year 2002.

– The American Sociological Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the winners of the ASA Awards for 2004. The awards will be presented in a ceremony at the Association’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, on Sunday, August 15, at 4:30 p.m. The Awards Ceremony will immediately precede the formal address of ASA President Michael Burawoy, University of California-Berkeley. The awards are the highest honor that the Association confers. Awardees are selected by committees directly appointed by the ASA Council. The ASA award winners for 2004 are: : (Wright State University)

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