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Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities (SREM)

SECTION AWARDS

Deadline for all awards is March 30, 2015.

Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award

The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2015 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 (2013 or 2014 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: Wendy Roth, wendy.roth@ubc.ca
Associate Professor of Sociology
University of British Columbia
Vancouver Campus
6303 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC Canada
V6T 1Z1
Tel: 604 822 4845

Member: Kathleen Fitzgerald. University of New Orleans. fitzy88so@gmail.com
5629 Ada Pl.,
New Orleans, LA 70124

Member: Bruce D. Haynes. UC Davis. bdhaynes@ucdavis.edu
1283 Social Sciences & Humanities
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Member: Gilda L. Ochoa, Pomona College. gochoa@pomona.edu
Professor of Sociology and Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies
Pomona College
420 North Harvard Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Member: Marcelle Medford-Lee, University of Chicago, mandisa@uchicago.edu
University of Chicago
Department of Sociology
1126 East 59th Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Member: Rima Wilkes, University of British Columbia. wilkesr@interchange.ubc.ca
Associate Professor of Sociology
University of British Columbia
6303 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1

 

Oliver Cromwell Cox Article Award

The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2015 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 2012, 2013, or 2014 . 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.

Chair: Bhoomi K Thakore, Northwestern University, Bhoomi.thakore@northwestern.edu
Member: Carina A. Bandhauer, Western Connecticut State University
Member: Hephzibah Strmic-Pawl, Coastal Carolina University
Member: Ashley “Woody” Doane, University of Hartford

 

James E. Blackwell Graduate Student Paper Award

The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2015 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 2014 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.

Chair: Mary E. Campbell, Texas A&M University, m-campbell@tamu.edu
Member: Ryon Cobb, University of Southern California
Member: Sarah Mayorga-Gallo, University of Cincinnati
Member: Carol Walther, Northern Illinois University

 

Joe Feagin Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award

Note: This award is offered in odd numbered years.

The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2015 Joe Feagin Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award. This award recognizes the best undergraduate student paper that focuses specifically on the relation between or issues relevant to socially defined racial and ethnic groups, uses an integrative race, class, gender analysis, and/or makes an important theoretical, methodological, or empirical contribution in the field of Race/Racism/Race Relations Studies. We encourage race critical or innovative scholarship as well as scholarship that focuses on and contributes to the welfare of all, rather than the promotion of any one particular group of color’s social or political interests. Papers (with a maximum length of 25 pages) submitted for this award must be entirely student-authored and written when the author was an undergraduate student. Current undergraduate students and those who have completed their undergraduate degree no earlier than January 2014 are eligible. Self nominations and nominations by faculty advisors or other faculty members are welcome. The award includes $200. Please email a copy of the paper and nomination letter indicating the student’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and/or fax number, institutional affiliation, undergraduate student status (i.e. year in the program and expected date of undergraduate degree) to the Committee Chair only.

Chair: Verna M. Keith, Texas A&M University, keithvm@tamu.edu
Member: Wendy Marie Laybourn, University of Maryland, College Park
Member: Dawne Mouzon, Rutgers University
Member: Cynthia Cready, University of North Texas
Member: Devon Gross, University of Connecticut
Member: Tina Park, Brown University

 

Distinguished Early Career Award

Note: This award is offered in even numbered years.

The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Early Career Award. This 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 Committee Chair only.

 

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 SREM reception. 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 each committee member listed below.

Chair: Matt Wray, Temple University, mwray@temple.edu
Member: Sofiya Aptekar, University of Massachusetts Boston, Sofya.Aptekar@umb.edu
Member: Tim Berard, Kent State University, tberard@kent.edu
Member: Cliff Broman, Michigan State University, broman@msu.edu
Member: CiAuna Heard, Temple University, ciauna.heard@temple.edu
Member: Christi Smith, The Ohio State University,  smith.8650@osu.edu

 


A list of winners for section awards from 2003-2014 can be found below.

2014 Award Winners

Founder's Award for Scholarship and Service:

Rodney Coates, Miami University

Distinguished Early Career Award:

Matthew Hughey, University of Connecticut

Cromwell Cox Book Award:

Gilda Ochoa, Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans and the Achievement Gap. University of Minnesota Press.

AND

Catherine Bliss, Race Decoded: The Genomic Fight for Social Justice. Stanford University Press.

Cromwell Cox Article Award:

Aliya Saperstein & Andrew Penner. 2012. "Racial Fluidity and Inequality in the United States." American Journal of Sociology 118(3): 676-727.

James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award:

Natassia Rodriguez (Stanford University). "The Coexistence of Colorist and Categorical Inequality in Elite Institutions."

Honorable Mention: Hyeyoung Kwon (University of Southern California). "'Doing' American from an Outsider-Within Position: Korean and Mexican Language Brokers."

Joe Feagin Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award:

Not Offered

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

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:

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

AND

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:

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

AND

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:

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

AND

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 Small 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:

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

AND

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:

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

AND

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:

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

AND

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

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

James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award:

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