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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).

Book Awards

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:

Leslie Wang

Department of Sociology

University of Massachusetts Boston

100 Morrissey Blvd.

Boston, MA 02125-3393

 

Sharmila Rudrappa

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:

 

Rick Baldoz

Oberlin College

Dept. of Sociology

10 N. Professor St.

Oberlin OH 44074

 

Anthony Ocampo

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

Co-Chair:

Prema Kurien

pkurien@maxwell.syr.edu,

and

Jiannbin Lee Shiao

jshiao@uoregon.edu

 

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

jane.yamashiro@usc.edu,

and

Elena Shih

elena.shih@gmail.com.

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:

Pawan Dhingra

pawan.dhingra@tufts.edu

and

C.N. Le

le@soc.umass.edu

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.

Honorable Mention

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."