Section on Global and Transnational Sociology

2011 Section Awards

Distinguished Career Award

John W. Meyer
Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Stanford University

Award committee: Salvatore Babones, Terence Halliday, and Hwaji Shin

Best Scholarly Book Award

Sarah Babb
Behind the Development Banks: Washington Politics, World Poverty, and the Wealth of Nations (University of Chicago Press, 2009)

Susan Eva Eckstein
The Immigrant Divide: How Cuban Americans Changed the US and their Homeland (Routledge, 2009)

Award committee: Julia P. Adams, Alex Hicks, and Ann Hironaka

Best Scholarly Article Award

Cheris Shun-ching Chan
“Creating a Market in the Presence of Cultural Resistance: The Case of Life Insurance in China,” Theory and Society 38: 271-305 (2009)

David John Frank, Bayliss J. Camp, and Stephen A. Boutcher
“Worldwide Trends in the Criminal Regulation of Sex, 1945 to 2005,” American Sociological Review 75: 867-93 (2010)

Award committee: Katja M. Guenther, Heather Hurwitz, and Andrew Kent Jorgenson

Best Publication Award by an International Scholar

Cheris Shun-ching Chan
“Creating a Market in the Presence of Cultural Resistance: The Case of Life Insurance in China,” Theory and Society 38: 271-305 (2009)

Award committee: Sara Curran, Matt Mathias, and Miriam Abu Sharkh

Best Publication by a Graduate Student

Min Zhou
“Multidimensionality and Gravity in Global Trade, 1950-2000,” Social Forces 88: 1619-43 (2010)

Award committee: Colin Beck, Elizabeth Heger Boyle, and Rachel Sullivan Robinson