2014 Call for Nominations for Section Awards
Please note that the awards nomination deadline is March 31, 2014, except for the book award (WHICH HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO Feb, 28, 2014).
The Asia and Asian American section invites nomination letters and materials for two book awards, one for the most outstanding book on Asia/Transnational published during 2012 and 2013 and the other for the most outstanding book on Asian America published during 2012 or 2013. A book may be submitted for only one award. A nomination letter is required and should be no more than 2 pages, stating the significance and innovations of the book (self-nomination letter is allowed). The book award nominations deadline has been extended to February 28, 2014.
For the book award on Asia/Transnational, send a copy of the book and nomination materials to each Book Award co-chairs:
Department of Sociology
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393
Dept. of Sociology
CLA 3.306, University of Texas at Austin
One University Station
Austin, TX 78712
For the book award on Asian America, send a copy of the book and nomination materials to each Book Award co-chairs:
Dept. of Sociology
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin OH 44074
Cal Poly Pomona
Psychology and Sociology Department
3801 W. Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
Research Paper Award
Nominations (including self-nominations) are invited for the Section's Research Paper Award. This year we are seeking nominations for papers on Asia/Transnational and/or Asian America published during 2012 and 2013. Nomination and self-nomination letters should be no more than 2 pages stating the significance and innovations of the paper. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2014. Send an electronic copy of the paper along with nomination letter(s) to each Research Paper Award
Jiannbin Lee Shiao
Graduate Student Paper Award
The section will award a prize to the best graduate student paper addressing any topic in the sociology of either Asia or Asian America. The winner receives a cash prize of $300 at the annual meeting. Entries should be double spaced with 12 point font and not exceed 35 pages in length (including all references, tables, and figures). Papers may be published, under consideration for publication, or accepted for a panel at the ASA. Papers may be co-authored, but the student should be the lead author. Papers may be submitted by students or by professors on behalf of their students. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2014.
Send an electronic copy of the paper to the following two Graduate Student Paper Award Committee members:
Jane H. Yamashiro
Contribution to the Field Award
Nominations (including self-nominations) are invited for the Section’s Contribution to the Field Award. This award is meant to recognize those professors who have worked to build up the fields of Asian and/or Asian American Studies within their universities/colleges and the discipline at large, such as through curriculum building, institution building, critically engaged pedagogy, grassroots organizing, mentoring, and the like.
Nominees’ contributions may be local, regional, national, or international. Supporting documents, including vita, supporting letters, teaching evaluations, etc. are encouraged. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2014. Send an electronic copy to the following two: Contribution to the Field Award Committee members:
2013 Award Winners and Honorees:
2013 Book Awards
Asian American Studies Co-Winners:
Rick Baldoz. 2011. The Third Asiatic Invasion: Empire and Migration in Filipino America, 1898-1946. New York University Press.
Pawan Dhingra. 2012. Life Behind the Lobby: Indian American Motel Owners and the American Dream. Stanford University Press.
Bindi V. Shah. 2011. Laotian Daughters: Working toward Community, Belonging, and Environmental Justice. Temple University Press.
Asian Studies Winner:
Cheris Shun-Ching Chan. 2012. Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China. Oxford University Press.
2013 Research Paper Award
Prema Kurien. "Decoupling Religion and Ethnicity: Second-Generation Indian American Christians." Qualitative Sociology, 35:4:447-468.
2013 Graduate Student Paper Award
Elena Shih, UCLA. "Freedom Turns to the Market: Transnational Circuits of Sex, Work and Ethnicity in the Anti- Human Trafficking Movement in Beijing, Bangkok and Los Angeles."