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Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities (SREM)

SECTION AWARDS - 2014

Deadline for all awards is March 30, 2014.

Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award

The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2014 Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award. This annual award honors the memory of Oliver Cromwell Cox. The award recognizes sociologically related books published in the last two years (2012 or 2013 publication date) that make a distinguished and significant contribution to the eradication of racism. All books must be nominated, and the committee encourages self-nominations and nominations of work by others. Those nominating must be section members and no books will be accepted by publisher nomination alone. Nominations should include a written statement, no longer than 3 pages, explaining the book's contribution to the eradication of racism. Please mail a nomination letter and one copy of the book to each committee member listed below.

Chair: John Arena, College of Staten Island, John.Arena@csi.cuny.edu
Member: Victor Rios, University of California, Santa Barbara, vrios@soc.ucsb.edu
Member: Tonya Golash-Boza, University of California, Merced, tgolash-boza@ucmerced.edu
Member: Cassi Pittman, Ohio State University, pittman.101@osu.edu

 

Oliver Cromwell Cox Article Award

The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2014 Oliver Cromwell Cox Article Award. This award recognizes the author(s) of the best research article in the sociological study of race and ethnicity published in the past three years. Eligible articles for consideration must be published in 2011, 2012, or 2013 . The nomination letter should be no more than 3 pages and should explain the scholarly significance and innovations of the research article. To nominate a journal article, please email the following: 1) a a copy of the article, 2) a nomination letter, and (3) contact information for the nominee(s) (including email) to the Committee Chair only: mdesmond@fas.harvard.edu.

Chair: Matthew Desmond, Harvard University, mdesmond@fas.harvard.edu
Member:  Korie Edwards, Ohio State University
Member:  R L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy, City College of New York
Member:  Jennifer Jones, University of Notre Dame
Member:  Steven Tuch,   George Washington University
Member:  Zoua Vang, McGill University

 

James E. Blackwell Graduate Student Paper Award

This award recognizes the best graduate student paper (authored by one or more graduate students) that focuses on the relation between or issues relevant to socially divided racial and ethnic groups. Eligible papers should make an important theoretical, methodological, or empirical contribution in the field of Race/Racism/Race Relations Studies. Race critical or innovative scholarship are encouraged, as well as scholarship that focuses on the welfare of all, rather than the promotion of any one particular group of color's social or political interests. The award includes a cash prize of $300. Papers (with a maximum length of 25 pages, double-spaced, not including references) submitted for this award must be entirely student-authored and written while the author was a graduate student.

Current graduate students and those who have completed their degree no earlier than January 2013 are eligible. Self-nominations and nominations by faculty advisors or other faculty members are welcome.

The paper and nomination letter should be submitted in electronic form attached to an email including the student's name, address, telephone number, email address and/or fax number, institutional affiliation, graduate student status (i.e., year in the program and expected date of MA or PhD). Please email a copy of the paper and nomination letter to the Committee Chair only: wendy.roth@ubc.ca.

Chair: Wendy Roth, University of British Columbia, wendy.roth@ubc.ca
Member: Ryon Cobb, University of Southern California
Member: Hana Brown, Wake Forest University
Member: S. Michael Gaddis, Pennsylvania State University
Member: Sofya Aptekar, Max Planck Institute
Member: Kelly Chong, University of Kansas

 

Joe Feagin Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award

This award is offered in odd numbered years.

 

Distinguished Early Career Award

The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section's Distinguished Early Career Award recognizes exceptional achievement and scholarly contribution to research on the sociology of race and ethnicity. Nominations must include electronic copies of the following: 1) A letter of nomination outlining the nominee's accomplishments to date and anticipated future contributions in the area of race and ethnicity; 2) A copy of the nominee's current curriculum vitae; and 3) Two representative scholarly publications by the nominee. Nominees must be a member of the section and have received their PhD within ten calendar years of the nomination deadline. Self nominations are not accepted for this award. Please send a nomination letter and other supporting material to the 2014 SREM Distinguished Early Career Award Committee Chair: Adia Harvey Wingfield, aharvey@gsu.edu.

Chair: Adia Harvey Wingfield, Georgia State University, aharvey@gsu.edu
Member: Kris Marsh, University of Maryland
Member: Meredith Greif, Johns Hopkins University
Member: Noriko Milman, San Francisco State University

*This award is offered in even numbered years

 

Founder's Award for Scholarship & Service

SREM’S Founder’s Award for Scholarship and Service was established in 2007 with a donation from Professor Charles Smith (one of the original founder’s of the SREM section) to recognize career excellence in scholarship as well as in service. For this award, scholarship is defined in terms of substantive academic (theoretical, empirical, or applied) contributions, while service is defined as professional and/or community service. A plaque and a $100 award will be presented at the 2014 Reception in San Francisco. Nominations must include electronic copies of the following: 1) A letter of nomination outlining the nominee's accomplishments and contributions – scholarly and service oriented - in the area of race and ethnicity; 2) A copy of the nominee's current curriculum vitae; and 3) Two representative scholarly publications by the nominee. Nominees must be a member of the section. Self nominations are not accepted for this award. Nominations must include electronic copies of the following: 1) A letter of nomination outlining the nominee's accomplishments and contributions – scholarly and service oriented - in the area of race and ethnicity; 2) A copy of the nominee's current curriculum vitae; and 3) Two representative scholarly publications by the nominee. Nominees must be a member of the section. Self nominations are not accepted for this award. Please email a nomination letter and copies of all materials to every committee member listed below.

Chair: Joe Feagin, Texas A&M University, feagin@tamu.edu
Member: Darron T. Smith, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Member: Jennifer Mueller, Skidmore College
Member: Rogelio Saenz, University of Texas at San Antonio
Member: Abby Ferber, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

 


A list of winners for section awards from 2003-2013 can be found below.

2013 Award Winners

Founder's Award for Scholarship and Service:

Joe Feagin, Texas A&M

Distinguished Early Career Award:

Not Offered

Cromwell Cox Book Award:

Victor M. Rios, Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys (NYU 2011).

AND

John Arena, Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization (Minnesota 2012).

Cromwell Cox Article Award:

Matthew Desmond. 2012. "Eviction and the Reproduction of Urban Poverty." American Journal of Sociology 118(1): 88-133.

James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award:

S. Michael Gaddis (UNC-Chapel Hill). “Discrimination in the Credential Society: An Audit Study of Race and College Selectivity in the Labor Market.”

Honorable Mention: Abigail Andrews (UC-Berkeley). “States of ‘Illegality’: How Local Immigration Regimes Shape Migrants’ Agency.”

Joe Feagin Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award:

Kristen Lee and Simon Ho (Duke University). "The Pretty White Lies of Asian America: Racialized Love at an Elite University."

2012 Award Winners

Founder's Award for Scholarship and Service:

Ashley "Woody" Doane, University of Hartford

Distinguished Early Career Award:

Adia Harvey Wingfield, Georgia State University

Cromwell Cox Book Award:

Joe Soss, Richard C. Fording, and Sanford F. Schram, Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and The Persistent Power of Race

Honorable Mention:

Mark Warren, Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice

Cromwell Cox Article Award:

Maria Krysan, Reynolds Farley, Mick Couper, and Tyrone Forman, Does Race Matter in Neighborhood Preferences? Results from a Video Experiment"

James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award:

Sylvia Zamora, "Racial Remittances: The Effect of Migration on Racial Ideologies in Mexico"

Honorable Mention:

Ellis Monk, "Skin Tone Stratification among Black Americans 2001-2003"

AND

Anju Paul, "The 'Other' Looks Back: Racial Distancing and Racial Alignment in Migrant Domestic Workers' Stereotypes about White and Chinese Employers"

Joe Feagin Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award:

Not offered

2011 Award Winners

Founder's Award for Scholarship and Service:

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Duke University

Distinguished Early Career Award:

Not offered

Cromwell Cox Book Award:

Miliann Kang, The Managed Hand: Race, Gender, and the Body in Beauty Service Work

Cromwell Cox Article Award:

Wendy Roth, Racial Mismatch: The Divergence Between Form and Function in Data for Monitoring Discrimination of Hispanics

James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award:

Chinyere Osuji, "Boundary Blurring?: Black-White Couples and the Policing of Racial Boundaries in Public Spaces in Rio de Janeiro and Los Angeles"

Joe Feagin Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award:

Natassia Rodriguez, "Made it to America, Now What?: Understanding the Educational Achievement Differences among Latino Subgroups"

2010 Award Winners

Distinguished Early Career Award:

Erica Chito Childs, Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center

Tanya Golash Boza, University of Kansas

 

Cromwell Cox Book Award:

Leland T. Saito. 2009. The Politics of Exclusion: The Failure of Race-Neutral Policies in Urban America (Stanford University Press).

Honorable Mention

Wendy L. Moore. 2008. Reproducing Racism: White Space, Elite Law Schools, and Racial Inequality (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers).

James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award:

Avi Astor (University of Michigan), "Toward a Relational Approach to Studying Intergroup Conflict: The Origins of Mosque Opposition in Spain."

2009 Award Winners

2009 Founder's Award for Scholarship & Service

Mary Romero, Arizona State University

Distinguished Early Career Award

Nadia Y. Kim, Loyola Marymount University

Cromwell Cox Book Award
Co-Winners

Nadia Y. Kim. 2008. Imperial Citizens: Koreans and Race from Seoul to L.A. Stanford University Press

Tukufu Zuberi and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. 2008. White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology.

Oliver Cromwell Cox Article Award

Ann J. Morning. 2008. "Reconstructing Race in Science and Society: Biology Textbooks, 1952-2002". American Journal of Sociology Vol. 114, supplement.

Honorable Mention

Ben H. Carrington. 2008. "'What's the Footballer Doing Here?' Racialized Performativity, Reflexivity and Identity". Cultural Studies, Critical Methodologies , 8:423-453.

James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award

Matthew W. Hughey. "Navigating the (Dis)similarities of White Racial Projects: The Conceptual Framework of 'Hegemonic Whiteness'"

2008 Award Winners

Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award

Co-Winners -
Moon-Kie Jung. 2006. Reworking Race: The Making of Hawaii's Interracial Labor Movement. Columbia University Press.

Karyn R. Lacy. 2007. Blue-Chip Black: Race, Class, and Status in the New Black Middle Class. University of California Press

Oliver Cromwell Cox Article Award

Natalia Sarkisian. 2007. "Street Men, Family Men: Race and Men's Extended Family Involvement" Social Forces, Volume 86, Number 2, December 2007.

James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award

Rashawn Ray. "Getting Off and Getting Intimate: How Normative Institutional Arrangements Structure Black and White Fraternity Men's Approaches Toward Women."

2006 Award Winners

Oliver Cromwell Cox Award

Co-Winners -
Edward Telles (University of California at Los Angeles) Race in another America: The Significance of Skin Color in Brazil (Princeton University Press)

Prudence L. Carter (Harvard University) Keepin' It Real: School Success beyond Black and White (Oxford University Press)

James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award

Douglas Grbic (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), "Social and Cultural Meanings of Tolerance: Immigration, Incorporation, and Identity in Aotearoa New Zealand"

Joe R. Feagin Award for Best Undergraduate Paper

Lauren Hawley, DePauw University, 'Language and Ethnicity Formation: Exploring the Identities of Non-Native English Speakers"

2005 Award Winners

Oliver Cromwell Cox Award

Judith R. Blau for Race in the Schools: Perpetuating White Dominance?, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2003

Honorable Mention

Mario Smnall for Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio), University of Chicago Press, 2004

James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award

Jeffrey C. Dixon, Indiana University, "The Ties That Bind and Those That Don't: Toward Reconciling Group Threat and Contact Theories of Prejudice"

Joe R. Feagin Award

HyeJin Kim, University of Notre Dame, "Class, Culture, and Conflict: African American-Korean Ameircan Conflict in South Central Los Angeles"

 

2004 Award Winners

Oliver Cromwell Cox Award

Deirdre Royster for Race and the Invisible Hand: How White Networks Exclude Black Men from Blue-Collar Jobs, University of California Press

Honorable Mention

Omar McRoberts for Streets of Glory: Church and Community in a Black Urban Neighborhood (Morality and Society), University of Chicago Press

James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award

Co-Winners:
Philip H. Kim, "When Information is Not Enough: Views of Americans Toward Racial Profiling"

Scott Leon Washington, "The Killing Fields Revisited: Lynching and Anti-Miscegenation Legislation in the Jim Crow South, 1882-1930

Honorable Mention:

Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, "On Being a White Person of Color: Using Autoethnography to Understand Puerto Ricans' Racialization"

Joe R. Feagin Award

Co-Winners -
Courtney Carter, Truman State University, Resettlement and Race: Ethiopian Jews in Israel

Peter Joseph, George Washington University, Gender in the Study of Race Riots: Past and Future Avenues of Study

2003 Award Winners

Oliver Cromwell Cox Award

Co-Winners -
Evelyn Nakano Glenn for Unequal Freedom: How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship and Labor

Howard Winant for The World is a Ghetto: Race and Democracy Since World War II

Honorable Mention:

David Naguib Pellow for Garbage Wars: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago

Mary Jo Deegan for Race, Hull-House and the University of Chicago

James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award

Etsuko Maruoka-Ng for The Challenge of the "Model Asian": Rethinking Ethnic Assimilation