Award Information | Award Winners
NOTE: The deadline for all award nominations was February 1, 2015, but has now been extended to March 1.
The Willard Waller Award for Lifetime Achievement
This award is for lifetime achievement in the field of sociology of education. Beginning in 2010, this award was made every three years.
Between 1986 and 2008, the award recognized lifetime achievements, the most outstanding book in sociology of education, and the most outstanding article in sociology of education on a rotating basis. Now the Willard Waller award for Lifetime Achievement alternates with the Early Career Award alternates every other year. The Waller Award will be given again in 2016.
The Doris Entwisle Early Career Award
This award will be given every other year (beginning in 2015) to a member of the Sociology of Education section who is no more than five years since PhD at the time of nomination, and who has made outstanding scholarly contributions to the sociology of education field.
Nomination packets should include a letter of nomination, the nominee’s CV, and sample writings (either sent as attachments or with links to online sources). Please send the nomination packet to the Award Committee Chair Claudia Buchmann, email@example.com.
Please note that the Early Career Award alternates every other year with the Willard Waller award for Lifetime Achievement. The Waller Award will be given again in 2016.
The Pierre Bourdieu Award for the Best Book
This award is for the best book in the sociology of education published in the two preceding years. This award is made annually (For example, books published in 2010 or 2011 were eligible for the 2012 award).
Please send a letter of nomination and copies of the book (either print version or PDF) to all committee members at the addresses listed below. Any questions regarding the award should be directed to the Award Committee Chair Pamela Barnhouse Walters, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The James Coleman Award for the Best Article
This award is for the best article in the sociology of education published in the two preceding years. This award is made annually (For example, articles published in 2012 or 2013 were eligible for the 2014 award).
Please send a letter of nomination and an electronic copy of the nominated article to Award Committee Chair Grace Kao, email@example.com.
The David Lee Stevenson Award for the Best Graduate Student Paper
This award is for the best paper written by a graduate student in the field of sociology of education. This award is made annually. The author (or first author) must be a graduate student at the time of submission and all authors must have been graduate students when the paper was written. Papers submitted to the previous year's competition are not eligible (This award was first presented in 1993 as the Dissertation Award).
The paper may be unpublished, under review, accepted, forthcoming, or published (in 2013 or 2014). Please send a letter of nomination and an electronic copy of the nominated paper to the Award Committee Chair John Diamond, firstname.lastname@example.org.