Aging and the Life Course

Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award
This annual award honors a scholar in the field of aging and the life course who has shown exceptional achievement in research, theory, policy analysis, or who has otherwise advanced knowledge of aging and the life course. Letters of nomination should describe the nominee's contributions to the study of aging and the life course that warrant consideration. Additional letters of support are encouraged but not required. Nominations and additional letters of support should be submitted by March 1, 2010 to:

Professor Dale Dannefer
Chair, Department of Sociology
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106-7124
Email: dale.dannefer@case.edu

Outstanding Publication Award
This annual award honors an outstanding recent contribution to the field of sociology of aging and the life course as determined by the Outstanding Publication Award Committee. Eligible publications include original research reports, theoretical or methodological developments, and policy-related contributions. The outstanding publication can be an article, chapter, or book published within the past three years. The committee will consider nominations and self-nominations. The award will rotate between a book and an article (or chapter) at least once every three years.

Nominations of publications for the Outstanding Publication Award should be sent to Chair of the Outstanding Publication Award Committee no later than March 1, 2010. Eligible nominations are limited to publications appearing from 2007-2009. A single author or one of the coauthors must be a SALC member. Only SALC members are permitted to make nominations.  Nominations of publications for the 2010 award should be sent to:

Professor Duane F. Alwin, McCourtney
Professor of Sociology and Demography
326A Pond Lab
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania 16802
E-mail: dalwin@pop.psu.edu

Graduate Student Paper Award
This annual award honors the outstanding paper written by a graduate student (or students) member(s) of the Section on Aging and the Life Course, as determined by the Graduate Student Paper Award committee. Papers authored or coauthored solely by students are eligible; faculty co-authorship is not allowed. Eligible student authors include master's students and pre-doctoral student members of the section who are currently enrolled in a graduate program or who have graduated no earlier than December of 2009.

Unpublished, under review, accepted, or published papers are eligible. If published, the paper should have appeared within the past two calendar years (e.g., a paper nominated in 2010 may have been published anytime during 2009 or 2010). The nominated paper should be journal-length (35 pages maximum) and in the format used by the American Sociological Review. Only one award will be given.
All nominations are due by March 1, 2010. Self nominations are encouraged. To be nominated send a hard copy and an electronic version of the paper to the Chair of the Graduate Student Paper Award Committee. The award consists of $250 presented to the winner at the Business Meeting of the Section, held during the annual ASA meeting. 

Nominations for the 2010 award should be sent to:

Ross Macmillan
Department of Sociology,
University of Minnesota,
909 Social Science Tower, 267 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
Email: macmi005@umn.edu

Animals and Society

Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Scholarship:
The Animal & Society section announces its 2010 Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Scholarship. Papers may be empirical or theoretical, and they may be on any aspect of animals and society. To be eligible, a paper must not be published,accepted for publication, or under review for publication. Papers which have been presented at a professional meeting or which have been submitted for presentation at a professional conference are eligible. Jointly authored works are eligible, as long as all authors have student status. Papers must be no longer than 25 pages, including all notes, references, and tables.When submitting your paper, please include a brief letter from your advisor certifying your graduate student status.

Papers must be emailed by February 1st, 2010 to: Amy Fitzgerald, afitz@uwindsor.ca

Award for Distinguished Scholarship
The 2010 award will be given for distinguished scholarship in the form of a journal article to an author whose work makes a significant empirical or theoretical contribution to the sociological understanding of animals and society. The work must have been published within the 2008 or 2009 calendar year. To nominate an article (self-nominations are acceptable), please provide the author(s), the title of the article, the relevant journal information, the publication date, and a two page letter outlining why you believe this work is a substantial contribution to the field.

Please forward with a pdf copy of the nominated article to: Amy Fitzgerald, afitz@uwindsor.ca

The deadline for nominations is February 1st, 2010.

Asia and Asian American

Book Award
The Asia and Asian American section invites nomination letters and materials for the Asian and Asian American Section book award. Each year we rotate the nominations between books on Asia and books on Asian America. This year the award will go to the most outstanding book on Asian American issues. Eligible books must be published during either 2008 or 2009. Please send a nomination or a self-nomination letter along with a copy of the book to each of the Book Award Co-Chairs. Nominations letters should include the name of author, title of book, date of publication, publisher, and a brief statement about why the book should be considered for this award. The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2010.

Professor Monisha Gupta (Co-Chair)
Ethnic Studies Department
University of Hawai?i at Manoa
2560 Campus Road
George Hall, Room 306
Honolulu, HI 96822
Email: dasgupta@hawaii.edu

Professor Mia Tuan (Co-Chair)
Education Studies Department
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
Email: tuan@uoregon.edu


Research Paper Award
Nominations (including self-nominations) are invited for the Section's Research Paper Award. Each year we rotate the nominations between papers on Asia and papers on Asian America. This year we plan to give the award for an outstanding paper on Asian America. Eligible papers must be published during 2007, 2008, or 2009. 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, 2010.

Send two copies of the paper along with nomination letter(s) via e-mail--one to each Research Paper Award Co-Chair:

Professor Yanjie Bian (Co-Chair)
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Email: yjbian@mail.xjtu.edu.cn 
 Professor Angie Y. Chung (Co-Chair)
Department of Sociology
1400 Washington Avenue, AS351
Albany, NY 12222
Email: aychung@albany.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, 2010. Send an electronic copy of the paper to the following two Graduate Student Paper Award Committee members: Dr. Yong Cai, (caiyong@unc.edu) and Dr. Rebecca Y. Kim (rebecca.y.kim@pepperdine.edu).

Outstanding Teaching Award
The Asia and Asian American Section invites nominations for the Outstanding Teaching Award for a scholar who teaches courses in the Sociology of Asia or Asian American communities. A nomination letter of no more than 2 pages should address the nominee's qualifications for the award and highlight the contributions of the scholar's work. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2010.

Send an electronic copy of the nomination letter and the nominee's curriculum vitae to the Teaching Award Committee Chair:

Professor Mary Danico (Chair)
Department of Sociology
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 W. Temple Boulevard
Pomona, CA 91768
Email: mkydanico@csupomona.edu

Early Career Award
This award recognizes a scholar in the early stage of her/his career (no more than 10 years post Ph.D. award date) and who is conducting exemplary research on the sociology of Asia or Asian American communities. A nomination letter of no more than 3 pages should address the nominee's qualifications for the award and highlight the significance of the scholar's work. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2010.

Please send an electronic copy of the nomination letter and the nominee's vitae to the Early Career Award Committee Chair:

Professor Yanjie Bian (Chair)
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Email: yjbian@mail.xjtu.edu.cn


Children and Youth

Distinguished Contribution Award
This year we will be awarding a Distinguished Contribution Award for Scholarship in the sociological study of children and youth.  The award will be given for a book or paper published in 2007-2009.  Please send nominations with a brief rationale (and, for books, include contact information at the publisher, if possible, in order to speed the process of requesting copies) to the Distinguished Contribution Award Committee Chair, Rachel Gordon at ragordon@uic.edu NO LATER THAN February 1, 2010.

Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award
This award recognizes an outstanding paper authored by one or more graduate students.To qualify for this year’s competition, the author and any co-authors must have been students at the time the paper was written.Papers are eligible if they made a “public appearance” in 2008-2009, defined as one of the following:either having been submitted for a class or seminar held in those years, or having been presented at a professional meeting in those years, or having been accepted for publication or published in those years.Students are welcome to submit their own papers.Please send paper submissions to the Award Committee Chair, Lingxin Hao at hao@jhu.edu NO LATER THAN March 1, 2010.

Communication and Information Technologies

CITASA William F. Ogburn Career Achievement Award
Recognizes a sustained body of research that has provided an outstanding contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the area of sociology of communications or the sociology of information technology.

Committee Chair: Barry Wellman, University of Toronto. (wellman@chass.utoronto.ca).
Members: Anabel Quan-Haase (University of Western Ontario); Keith Hampton, (University of Pennsylvania).

CITASA Paper Award
Recognizes an outstanding published paper or book chapter related to the sociology of communications or the sociology of information technology. Submissions must be in English and published within the two calendar years prior to the award nomination deadline. There are no limitations on length. Authors do not need to be members of ASA or CITASA.

Committee Chair:Karin Barzilai-Nahon, University of Washington. karineb@u.washington.edu
Members: Gina Neff(University of Washington); Phil Howard (University of Washington)

Student Paper Award
Recognizes a published or unpublished paper/book chapter, or the design or use of a communication or information technology that provides an exceptional contribution to the sociology of communications or the sociology of information technology.The award is open to students in other disciplines than sociology.Students do not need to be members of ASA or CITASA. Authorship: Books, chapters, articles, papers and computing applications may have multiple authors. In the case of student-faculty collaborations, the student must be the lead or senior author. Authors need not have a degree in sociology or be in a sociology department to be considered for an award. Submissions must be in English and written within the two calendar years prior to the award deadline for nominations. There are no limitations on length.

Committee Chair:Eszter Hargittai, Northwestern University, citasastudentaward@hargittai.com
Members: Shelia Cotten (University of Alabama - Birmingham); Lee Humphreys (Cornell University)

Book Award
CITASA Book Award recognizes an outstanding book related to the sociology of communications or the sociology of information technology.
Submissions must be in English and published within the two calendar years prior to the award presentation. There are no limitations on length. Single author, multiple author and edited books are eligible. Authors do not need to be members of ASA or CITASA.

Committee Chair:Lori Kendall (University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign)loriken@illinois.edu
Members: Coye Cheshire (University of California-Berkeley), Mary Gray (Indiana University), Daniel Menchik, (University of Chicago)

CITASA AWARD for Public Sociology
CITASA Award for Public Sociology recognizes a specific achievement in teaching, the development or the use of a communication or information technology, or the dissemination of knowledge that advances public understanding or engagement with the sociology of communications or the sociology of information technology.

Committee Chair:Jim Witte, (George Mason University), jwitte@gmu.edu

Community and Urban Sociology


Robert and Helen Lynd Lifetime Achievement Award
The Robert and Helen Lynd Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes distinguished career achievement in community and urban sociology. Nominators should send all committee members an email letter stating the case for the nominee winning the award and attaching a copy of the nominee's vitae. Although the award is for a body of work of sociological importance, neither the nominator nor the nominee need be members of the Community and Urban Sociology section or of the American Sociological Association. Please send nominations to committee members by March 1, 2010. 

Award Committee:
Mark LaGory (Chair) University of Alabama, Birmingham, mlagory@uab.edu
Nancy Denton, University at Albany, SUNY, ND179@albany.edu
Tony Orum, University of Illinois, Chicago, anthonyorum@sbcglobal.net

The Jane Addams Award
The Jane Addams Award (formerly the Park Article Award) goes to authors of the best scholarly article in community and urban sociology published in the past two years. Nominations are now being sought for articles that appeared in 2008 or 2009. Nominations should include standard bibliographic information about the work and a brief comment on its merits. To facilitate distributing articles for committee review, we are also requesting electronic submission of articles when possible. Please send article nominations electronically to the committee members by March 1, 2010.

Award Committee
Mario Small (Chair) University of Chicago, mariosmall@uchicago.edu
Wanda Rushing, University of Memphis, wrushing@memphis.edu
Seth Ovadia, Bowdoin College, sovadia@bowdoin.edu

The Park Award
The Park Award (formerly the Park Book Award) goes to the author(s) of the best book published in the past two years. Nominations are now being sought for books that appeared in 2008 or 2009. Nominations should include standard bibliographic information about the work, a brief comment on its merits, and a copy of the book. Please submit all nominations and required materials to the committee members by March 1, 2010.
 
Award Committee
Kevin Fitzpatrick (Chair) University of Arkansas, kfitzpa@uark.edu
Miriam Greenberg, University of California, Santa Cruz, miriam@ucsc.edu
Matthew Marr, Florida International University, mmarr@fiu.edu

CUSS Student Paper Award
The CUSS Student Paper Award goes to the student author of the paper the award committee regards as the best graduate student paper in community and urban sociology.  The competition is open to both published and unpublished article-length papers (roughly 25 pages in length without tables or references) written by a graduate student in the last two years (2008 or 2009).  The committee will accept sole-authored and multiple-authored papers as long as the applicant is the lead or senior author.  No student-faculty collaborations can be accepted.  The Committee will select the paper that demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent or innovative analysis of a theoretical or empirical issue that is germane to the Section’s main interests. Please send all papers electronically to the committee members by March 1, 2010

Award Committee
Marlese Durr (Chair), Wright State University, marlese.durr@wright.edu
Shelley Kimelberg, Northeastern University, s.kimelberg@neu.edu
Ryan Center, Tufts University, ryan.centner@tufts.edu


Collective Behavior and Social Movements

Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award
Any work (published or unpublished) written in 2009 by someone who is a student at the time of submission. Authors may submit their own work, or nominations may be made by others. This award includes a $250 prize to reimburse part of the cost of attending the 2010 ASA Annual Meeting. Send a copy of the paper electronically to each of the committee members by March 1, 2010:

Stephen Valocchi, Trinity College, Committee Chair, Stephen.Valocchi@trincoll.edu
Belinda Robnett-Olsen, University of California-Irvine, brobnett@uci.edu
Nancy Whittier, Smith College, nwhittie@smith.edu
Matthew Williams, Boston College, mw21@mindspring.com

Outstanding Article Award
Articles and chapters from edited books published in 2009 are eligible. Authors may submit their own work, or nominations may be made by others. Send a copy of the nominated article electronically to each member of the prize committee by March 1, 2010:

Robert Benford, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Committee Chair, rbenford@siu.edu
Elizabeth Armstrong, University of Michigan, elarmstr@umich.edu
Deborah Gould, University of California-Santa Cruz, dbgould@ucsc.edu
Rory McVeigh, Notre Dame, rmcveigh@nd.edu

Charles Tilly Award for Best Book Published in Collective Behavior and Social Movements
Section members, authors, or publishers may nominate books published in 2009. Self-nominations are welcome and need not be accompanied by lengthy nominating letters. Send a copy of the book to each member of the prize committee by March 1, 2010:

Darren Sherkat, Committee Chair
Southern Illinois University
Department of Sociology
3422 Faner Hall. Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4524.
Sherkat@siu.edu 
Mary Bernstein
University of Connecticut
Department of Sociology, Unit 2068
344 Mansfield Rd
Storrs CT 06269-2068.
mary.bernstein@uconn.edu

Gregory Maney
Hofstra University, Department of Sociology
205 Davison Hall
Hempstead, NY 11549-1000
Gregory.M.Maney@hofstra.edu
Nella Van Dyke
University of California-Merced
School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
5200 N. Lake Rd.
Merced CA 95343.
nvandyke@ucmerced.edu

Comparative and Historical Sociology

Barrington Moore Book Award
The section awards the Barrington Moore Award every year to the best book in the area of comparative and historical sociology. Nominated publications should have appeared within two years prior to the year in which they are nominated (i.e. for the 2010 award only books published in 2008 or 2009 will be considered). Books may be nominated by authors or by other section members.

Non-authors may nominate a book by sending a letter or email to the chair of the Moore prize committee. Non-authors should ask authors to arrange to have the book sent to each member of the committee. Authors may nominate their book by sending a letter of nomination to the Moore prize committee and making arrangements for each member of the Moore prize committee to receive a copy. Nominations must be received by February 15, 2010 to be considered.

The committee members and their email and mailing addresses are:

Ivan Ermakoff (chair)
Department of Sociology
University of Wisconsin, Madison
8128 William H. Sewell Social Science Building
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1393
ermakoff@ssc.wisc.edu
Karen Barkey
Columbia University
Department of Sociology
MC 9649
New York, NY  10027
kb7@columbia.edu
Elisabeth Clemens
Department of Sociology
University of Chicago
1126 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL60637
clemens@uchicago.edu


Comparative Historical Best Article Award
The section awards this prize every year to the best article in the area of comparative and historical sociology. Nominated publications should have appeared within two years prior to the year in which they are nominated (i.e. for the 2010 award only articles published in 2008 or 2009 will be considered). Authors or other members of the section may nominate an article by sending a letter or email to each member of this prize committee along with a paper copy of the article. The letter and copy of the article must be received by each member of the committee by February 15, 2010 to be considered.

The committee members and their email and mailing addresses are:

Jeff Haydu
Department of Sociology
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0533
jhaydu@ucsd.edu
Cedric de Leon
Department of Sociology
Providence College
Providence, Rhode Island 02918
cdeleon@providence.edu
Ho-fung Hung
Department of Sociology
Indiana University
1020 E. Kirkwood Avenue, BH 758
Bloomington, IN 47405
hofung@indiana.edu

Theda Skocpol Dissertation Award
For the first time in 2010, the section will present the Theda Skocpol Award for the best doctoral dissertation in the area of comparative and historical sociology.Eligible dissertations must have been defended and filed between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2009.

Dissertations may be nominated by dissertation chairs, advisors or current department chairs.We ask that each nomination letter include a discussion of the specific strengths and contributions of the dissertation.Self-nominations are not allowed for this award.Dissertations may be nominated by sending a letter or email to each member of this prize committee.Authors are then responsible for providing the chair of the committee, Mabel Berezin, with a printed copy of the dissertation and sending an electronic copy as a compressed zip file or cd to the other members.Please do not send uncompressed attachments by e-mail. Both the nominating letter and the dissertation must be received by each member of the committee by February 15, 2010 to be considered.

Mabel Berezin (Chair)
Department of Sociology
346 Uris Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
14853-7601
mmb39@cornell.edu

Jeffrey Broadbent
Department of Sociology
909 Social Science Building
University of Minnesota
267 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota
USA 55455
Email: broad001@umn.edu
Julian Go
Department of Sociology
Boston University
96 Cummington St.
Boston, MA 02215
juliango@bu.edu
John R. Hall
Department of Sociology
University of California at Davis,
1 Shields Avenue
Davis CA 95616
Email: jrhall@ucdavis.edu
 
Reinhard Bendix Student Paper Award
Every year the section presents the Reinhard Bendix Award for the best graduate student paper in the area of comparative and historical sociology. Submissions are solicited for papers written by students enrolled in graduate programs at the time the paper was written. Students may self-nominate their finest work or it may be nominated by their mentors. Authors and mentors may nominate a paper by sending a letter or email to each member of this prize committee along with a paper copy of the article. The letter and copy of the article must be received by each member of the committee by February 15, 2010 to be considered.

The members of the committee are:

Isaac Martin (Chair)
Department of Sociology
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0533
iwmartin@dssmail.ucsd.edu

Simone Polillo
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400766
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4766
sp4ft@virginia.edu
Ates Altinordu
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Sociology
Yale University
P.O. Box 208265
New Haven, CT 06520-8265
ates.altinordu@yale.edu

Crime, Law, and Deviance

James F. Short Jr. Distinguished Article Award.
This award is typically given every two years for a distinguished article in the area of crime, law, and deviance published in the preceding two years. Because the award was not given last year due to a lack of nominations, papers published during the calendar years 2006 and 2007 are eligible for this year’s award. We will present the award again next year for papers published during the calendar years 2008 and 2009. Please send a letter of nomination by March 1, 2009 to the committee chair Ross MacMillan, via e-mail: macmi005@umn.edu.

Distinguished Student Paper Award
The CLD section invites submissions for the 2009 Distinguished Student Paper Award competition. Papers may be conceptual or theoretical, addressing any topic in the sociology of crime, deviance, law or criminal justice. Submissions may be sole- or multiple-authored, but all authors must be students. Papers should be article length (approximately 30 double spaced pages) and should follow the manuscript preparation guidelines used by the American Sociological Review. Papers accepted for publication at the time of submission are not eligible. The winner will receive $500 to offset the cost of attending the 2008 ASA meeting. Please submit papers to: Bill McCarthy bdmccarthy@udavis.edu. Papers must be received by April 15, 2009 to receive consideration.

Economic Sociology

Ronald Burt Outstanding Student Paper Award
The Economic Sociology Section invites nominations for the 2010 Ronald Burt Outstanding Student Paper Award for a paper written by a graduate student in the field of economic sociology. Papers must have been authored by students who have not received their Ph.D. by March 1, 2010. Students are free to submit their own work. Hard copies of the letter of nomination and the paper should be sent no later than March 1, 2010 to all three members of the Burt Award Committee (listed below).  Please direct any inquiries to Greta Krippner at krippner@umich.edu.

Greta Krippner (Chair)
Department of Sociology
University of Michigan
4146 LSA Building
500 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382
krippner@umich.edu

Tim Bartley
Dept. of Sociology
Indiana University
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave., BH 744
Bloomington, IN 47405
bartleyt@indiana.edu

John-Paul Ferguson
Stanford GSB
518 Memorial Way, K313
Stanford, CA 94305
ferguson_john-paul@gsb.stanford.edu

Viviana Zelizer Distinguished Scholarship Award

The Economic Sociology Section invites nominations for the 2010 Viviana Zelizer Distinguished Scholarship Award for an outstanding book published in the field of economic sociology.(The award alternates annually between books and articles.) Eligible books must be published in the 2008 2009 calendar years. Authors are free to submit their own work. A letter of nomination and three copies of the book should be sent no later than March 1, 2010 to:

Bob Freeland
Department of Sociololgy
1180 Observatory Drive
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI  53706

Alternatively, you may e-mail an electronic copy of the book to freeland@ssc.wisc.edu. Please indicate the author's name and  Zelizer Award in the subject line of your email.

Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis

Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Lifetime Achievement Award.
This award recognizes those who have made distinguished lifetime career contributions to the fields of ethnomethodology and/or conversation analysis. To nominate an individual for this award, please submit the following: 1)A letter detailing the nominee’s contributions to EMCA; 2)Relevant supporting materials, including a list of the nominee’s publications; and 3) At least two additional external letters speaking to the person’s contributions and impact on the field(s). Nominations should be submitted by March 1, 2010 to: Angela Garcia, Department of Sociology, Morison 180, Bentley University 175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452 or emailed to agarcia@bentley.edu (email preferred).

Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Distinguished Publication.
This award recognizes an outstanding publication contributing to ethnomethodology and/or conversation analysis. The 2010 award will be given to a journal article.Eligible articles for the 2010 award must be published between 2007 and 2009, inclusively. Authors can submit their own publications, or nominations can be made on their behalf. Nominations must be received no later than March 1, 2010. To submit a nomination, please email full bibliographic information on the publication to: Esther González Martínez, University of Fribourg, Department of social sciences, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland, esther.gonzalezmartinez@unifr.ch.

Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Graduate Student Paper Award.
This award recognizes an outstanding paper written by a graduate student. Submitted papers should address ethnomethodological and/or conversation analytic topics and literature and should read well as stand-alone papers. Maximum length is 10,000 words. Published papers or those that have been accepted for publication are not eligible. Co-authored papers are acceptable as long as all authors are students. All identifying references to the author(s) should be removed from submissions. A total of $300 is available to offset convention travel expenses for winning student(s). Please send papers by March 1, 2010 to:Virginia Teas Gill, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Illinois State University, Campus Box 4660, Normal, Illinois 61790 or email tovtgill@ilstu.edu (email preferred).

Melvin Pollner Prize in Ethnomethodology
The ASA Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Section solicits nominations for the Melvin Pollner Prize in Ethnomethodology.This award honors the intellectual spirit and memory of Melvin Pollner and will be given to an outstanding book, article, or chapter that addresses issues relating to ethnomethodology in the inclusive sense reflected in Pollner’s intellectual and research concerns.Publications from 2005-2009 are eligible for the award.Nominations should be submitted no later than March 1, 2010 and should include 1) full bibliographic information on the nominated publication; 2) a link to a web site where articles and/or chapters can be downloaded, a PDF copy of the manuscript, or a hard copy of the manuscript (copies of books need not be submitted with the initial nomination), and 3) a brief description of the publication’s special contribution and how it reflects the spirit of the award.Please submit nominations to Jim Holstein, Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, Marquette University, P.O. Pox 1881, Milwaukee, WI53211-1881.E-mail:James.Holstein@Marquette.edu.

Environment and Technology

Fred Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award
The Fred Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award is to recognize individuals for outstanding service, innovation, or publication in environmental sociology or sociology of technology. It is intended to be an expression of appreciation, to be awarded when an individual is deemed extraordinarily meritorious by the Section. All members of the Section are invited to submit nominations for the award, together with supporting documentation. To nominate an individual for this award, please send a letter of nomination describing the nominee's contribution to environmental sociology and/or the sociology of technology, accompanied by a copy of the nominee's CV, by March 1, 2010 to the chair of the award committee Timmons Roberts (jtrobe@wm.edu).

Marvin E. Olsen Student Paper Award
This award is given annually to recognize an out-standing graduate student-authored paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the ASA (The paper can be presented at any session or roundtable at ASA). Graduate students or advisors on their behalf are encouraged to submit papers to this competition. The deadline for submitting papers is April 1, 2010. E-mail nominations to Richard York (rfyork@uoregon.edu).

Outstanding Publication Award
This award recognizes outstanding research in the sociology of the environment and technology. In alternate years we consider research published either in book or article form. This year the committee will consider books published from January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2009. The committee will consider self-nominations as well as nominations made by people other than the authors. Please send a nomination letter and three copies of the book to Richard York (Department of Sociology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, rfyork@uoregon.edu) by April 1, 2010.

Robert Boguslaw Award for Technology and Humanism
The Boguslaw Award for Technology and Humanism recognizes work that addresses technology and human affairs, social action and social change, conflicts over values, or work that proposes innovative solutions to emerging social issues associated with technology. In accordance with Robert Boguslaw's wishes, the honored work should address the concerns of ordinary people rather than reflecting organizational or institutional agendas. The award is limited to doctoral students or young investigators who have obtained their Ph.D.s in the past five years.  Unpublished papers or articles published within the last two years are eligible. Candidates may either submit their own work or be nominated by someone else. Neither nominees nor nominators need be affiliated with this or any other Section, nor do they need to be associated with any other professional network or organization. Please submit nominations, including copies of the papers or articles by April 1, 2010, to David Pellow (dpellow@umn.edu)

New: Environmental Sociology Practice and Outreach Award
The biennial Environmental Sociology Practice and Outreach Award honors faculty members and other professional practitioners in the field of Environmental Sociology. The award recognizes the outstanding practice and outreach contributions of professionals not only in college and university positions, but also positions in journalism, government, service agencies, private sector environmental organizations, and non-profit environmental organizations. Section members are encouraged to nominate colleagues, but all members are encouraged to self-nominate. Nomination packets may include statements of commitment to service activities, letters of support that delineate the nominee's outstanding service and outreach accomplishments, and other evidence of especially dedicated service to the field. Materials should be submitted by April 1, 2010 to Brian Mayer (bmayer@soc.ufl.edu)

Evolution, Biology, and Society

Best Book or Article Award for a Faculty Member
In even years this award is given for the best book, and in odd years for the best article. The 2010 award will be given for the best book published between 2006 and 2009 by a faculty member of the section. Nominations for this award may come from any member of the section, and self-nominations are acceptable. All nominations should be sent to the chair of the nominating committee by March 1, 2010. Upon learning of their nomination by the committee chair, nominated authors should promptly send a copy of their book to each of the committee members. The 2010 award committee is composed of J. Scott Lewis (chair), Dept. of Sociology, Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA 17057, jsl19@psu.edu; Patrick Nolan, Dept. of Sociology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29205, pnolan@sc.edu; and Timothy Crippen, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, tcrippen@umw.edu.

Best Article Award for a Graduate Student.
The award is given annually for the best article written by a graduate student. The 2010 award will be given for the best article written between 2006 and 2009 by a student member of the section. This includes all articles, whether published or unpublished, as long as the article was published, accepted, or written within the 2006-09 period. Co-authored papers are eligible as long as all authors are students. The award carries a $300 stipend, which is shared in the case of winning papers with more than one author. Nominations may come from any member of the section, and self-nominations are acceptable. All nominations should be sent to the chair of the nominating committee by March 1, 2010. Upon learning of their nomination by the committee chair, nominated authors should promptly send a copy of their article to each of the committee members. The 2010 award committee consists of Rosemary Hopcroft (chair), Dept. of Sociology, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC 27599, rlhopcro@uncc.edu; Michael Hammond, Dept. of Sociology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, michaelhammond@rogers.com; and Francois Nielsen, Dept. of Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, francois_nielsen@unc.edu.

Marxist Sociology

Marxist Sociology Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes distinguished career achievement in Marxist sociology. Nominators should send all committee members an email letter stating the case for the nominee winning the award and attaching a copy of the nominee's vitae. Although the award is for a body of work of sociological importance, neither the nominator nor the nominee need be members of the Marxist Sociology section or of the American Sociological Association. The deadline for nominations is May 1.  All submissions must be received electronically by the deadline.  They should be sent to the chair of the committee (in 2010: Wilma Dunaway). It is the responsibility of the chair to coordinate the review of the candidates for the award with the other members of the committee in a manner consistent with the goals of the committee.

Lifetime Award Committee 2010
Wilma A. Dunaway (chair), Wadunaway@aol.com
Alan Spector, a_spector@sbcglobal.net
Donald Clelland, don51035@aol.com

Albert Szymanski-T.R. Young Marxist Sociology Graduate Student Paper Award
The Szymanski-Young Graduate Student Paper Award Committee invites submissions for the 2009 best graduate student paper in Marxist sociology.  The competition is open to both published and unpublished article-length papers (roughly 25 pages in length without tables or references) written by a graduate student in the last two years (2008 or 2009).  The committee will accept sole-authored and multiple-authored papers as long as the applicant is lead or senior author.  No student-faculty collaborations can be accepted.  The Committee will select the paper that demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent or innovative analysis of a theoretical, empirical, or activist issue(s) that is germane to Marxism, Marxist Sociology, and Marxist Praxis. The prize for the winner will be $300 plus $250 from Critical Sociology, which generously jointly underwriting the award. The deadline for submissions is May 1st.  All submissions must be received electronically by noon on May 1st. They should be sent to the chair (in 2010: Lloyd Klein, Department of History & Social Science, Louisiana State University Shreveport, Shreveport, LA 71115, lklein@kbcc.cuny.edu).  Winners will always be announced at the Section Business Meeting.

Graduate Student Award Committee
Lloyd Klein, (Chair),  lklein@kbcc.cuny.edu
Wilma A. Dunaway, Wadunaway@aol.com
Brett Clark blclark@ncsu.edu

The Paul Sweezy Marxist Sociology Book Award
The Sweezy Book Award goes to the author(s) of the best book published in the past two years in the area of Marxist theory and research. The Committee will select the book that best demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent or innovative analysis of a theoretical, empirical, or activist issue(s) that is germane to Marxism, Marxist Sociology, and Marxist Praxis. Nominations are now being sought for books that appeared in 2008 or 2009.  Nominations should include (by email to all committee members) standard bibliographic information about the work and a brief comment on its merits, and (by mail to all committee members) a copy of the book. The deadline for receipt of all materials is April 1.  The chair in 2010 is Thomas Kiel.  All addresses for the delivery of books for consideration is included below.

Book Award Committee
Thomas Keil, tjkeil@asu.edu  (602)543-6147 Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ 85069-7100
Charles Pinderhughes – changeagent7@yahoo.com 70 Brookledge Street, Boston MA 02121
Daphne Phillips, Daphne.Phillips@sta.uwi.edu, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
Sandra Curtis Comstock, scc13@cornell.edu, Department of Sociology, University of Western Ontario, Room 5306, Social Science Centre, London, ON N6A 5C2, CANADA 

Mathematical Sociology

James Coleman Distinguished Career Award
The distinguished career award recognizes a lifetime of contributions to the field of Mathematical Sociology. A letter of recommendation should outline the candidate’s activities of lasting significance in mathematical sociology, conducted over the course of her or his career.  The nomination also should include a copy of the candidate's curriculum vitae, and an assurance that the candidate has given permission to be nominated for the award. Nominations must come from American Sociological Association members. Please send nomination materials by February 1, 2010 to:
 
Katherine Faust
University of California
3285 Social Sciences Plaza B
Mail Code 5100
Irvine, CA 92697
kfaust@uci.edu

Harrison White Outstanding Book Award
This award honors a book that has made an outstanding contribution to mathematical sociology. Eligible books must have been published during the four years prior to the award year. This award is usually given in odd-numbered years; however it was not given in 2009.  For that reason, we are calling for 2010 nominations. Nominations must come from American Sociological Association members. Please send a copy of the book and a nomination letter by February 1, 2010 to:

Robb Willer
466 Barrows Hall
Department of Sociology
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
Willer@berkeley.edu. 

Mathematical Sociology Outstanding Dissertation-in-Progress Award
This award provides a grant of $1,000 to meet some of the scholarly expenses of a student whose dissertation is still in progress and employs mathematics in an interesting, imaginative or ingenious way to advance sociological knowledge.  The applicant should submit a copy of his or her approved dissertation proposal, with a list of any requirements added by the graduate committee.  The packet should also include a letter of support from the student’s sponsor, which describes the student’s qualifications for the completed task and the potential importance of the project.  The requirements include membership in the ASA and the mathematical sociology section during the period to be covered by the grant.  Please send application materials by March 1, 2010 to:

Geoffrey H. Tootell
1253  Redondo Drive
San Jose,  CA 95125
gtootell@juno.com

Graduate Student Paper Award
This award is presented for the best paper written by a graduate student that makes a significant contribution to mathematical sociology.  Papers can be published or unpublished.  The submission can consist of a dissertation chapter, but not the entire dissertation.  The submission must have been written or published during the three years prior to the award year. The author/first author must be a graduate student at the time of submission, and all authors must be graduate students when the paper was written.  Nominations and self-nominations are welcome.  The graduate student paper award includes $500 to help defray the costs of attending the ASA meetings or other expenses. Please send a copy of the paper and a nomination letter by February 1, 2010 to:

Brent Simpson
University of South Carolina
Department of Sociology
411 Pickens St.
Columbia, SC 29208-0001
bts@sc.edu

Medical Sociology

Leo G. Reeder Award
The Medical Sociology Section invites nominations for the 2010 Leo G. Reeder Award to be awarded at the 2011 meetings of the Medical Sociology Section. This award is given annually for "Distinguished Contribution to Medical Sociology." This award recognizes scholarly contributions, especially a body of work displaying an extended trajectory of productivity and encompassing theory and research. The Reeder Award also acknowledges teaching, mentoring, and training as well as service to the medical sociology community broadly defined. Please submit letter of nomination and the nominee's curriculum vitae to Stefan Timmermans, Chair Elect of the Medical Sociology Section at stefan@soc.ucla.edu.While email is preferred, you may also mail the nomination letter and c.v. to Stefan Timmermans, Department of Sociology, UCLA, 266 Haines Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1551. Deadline is June 1, 2010.

Eliot Freidson Outstanding Publication Award
The Freidson Award is given in alternate years to a book or journal article published in the preceding two years that has had a major impact on the field of medical sociology.The 2010 award will be given to a scholarly book published in either 2008 or 2009.The book may deal with any topic in medical sociology, broadly defined.Co-authored books are appropriate to nominate; edited volumes are not eligible.When making your nomination, please indicate (however briefly) the reason for the nomination.You do not need to send a copy of the book.Self-nominations are permissible and encouraged.Nomination letters can be sent to:Professor Peggy A. Thoits, Department of Sociology, 1020 E. Kirkwood Ave., 744 Ballantine Hall, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405.Alternatively, nomination emails can be sent topthoits@indiana.edu with the subject line:Freidson Award Nomination.Nominations are due by February 15, 2010.

Roberta G. Simmons Outstanding Dissertation Award
Nominations are being accepted for the 2010 Roberta G. Simmons Outstanding Dissertation in Medical Sociology Award. The award is given each year by the American Sociological Association's Medical Sociology section. Self-nominations are acceptable. Eligible candidates must have defended their doctoral dissertations within the two academic years prior to the annual meeting at which the award is made. To be considered for the 2010 award, the candidate should submit an article-length paper (sole-authored), not to exceed 35 double-spaced pages (11- or 12-pitch font), inclusive of references. This paper may have been previously published, or may be in press or under review. We also require a letter of recommendation from a faculty mentor familiar with the candidate’s work. Electronic submissions of the paper (MS Word or PDF) are preferred, but hard copies (please send 5 copies) will also be accepted. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommender, either as an email attachment or hard copy. Deadline for receipt of all submission materials is March 1, 2010. Please send to Dawn Upchurch, Department of Community Health Sciences , UCLA School of Public Health, P.O. Box 951772, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1772 or e-mail upchurch@ucla.edu.

Louise Johnson Scholar
The Medical Sociology Section will choose a student member of the section to be the 2010 Louise Johnson Scholar. The scholar will receive travel funds up to $350 to present at the annual ASA meeting in Atlanta and to attend section events. The scholar will be chosen based on academic merit and the quality of an accepted ASA paper related to medical sociology. Papers with faculty co-authors are ineligible. Applications are due on March 27, 2010. To apply, send: 1) a copy of your acceptance notification to present at the 2010 ASA meeting, 2) a copy of your paper, 3) your CV, and 4) a letter of recommendation from a professor who can write about your academic merit. Submissions may be sent by e-mail as Word documents or PDFs. Hard copies will also be accepted. Applications should be sent to: Sarah Burgard, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan, 500 South University Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382, burgards@umich.edu.The Louise Johnson Scholar fund was established in memory of Louise Johnson, a pioneering medical sociologist whose mentorship and scholarship we are pleased to honor. The fund was made possible by Sam Bloom of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and a former colleague of Louise Johnson.

Methodology Section

Clifford Clogg Award
The ASA Methodology Section solicits nomination for the 2010 Clifford Clogg Award. The Clifford Clogg Award is presented for the best paper written by a graduate student that either makes a significant contribution to sociological methodology or that uses existing methodology in an innovative way to address an important substantive problem. The paper must have been written within two years of submission. The author/first author must be a graduate student at the time of submission and all authors must be graduate students when the paper was written. Nominations and self-nominations are welcome. Please send both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the paper by March 1, 2010 to Tim F. Liao, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois, MC-454, Champaign, Illinois 61801; email: tfliao@illinois.edu.

Leo Goodman Award
The ASA Methodology Section solicits nomination for the 2010 Leo Goodman Award. The Leo Goodman Award recognizes contributions to sociological methodology or innovative uses of sociological methodology made by a scholar who is no more than 15 years past Ph.D. Nominations for the Goodman Award should be sent by March 1, 2010 to Tim F. Liao, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois, MC-454, Champaign, Illinois 61801; email: tfliao@illinois.edu.

Paul Lazarsfeld Award
The ASA Methodology Section solicits nomination for the 2010 Paul Lazarsfeld Award. The Paul Lazarsfeld Award recognizes a career of scholarship to sociological methodology. Nominations for the Paul Lazarsfeld Award should be sent by March 1, 2010 to Tim F. Liao, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois, MC-454, Champaign, Illinois 61801; email: tfliao@illinois.edu.

Clifford Clogg Scholarship
The ASA Methodology Section and the ICPSR established a scholarship award in honor of the late Clifford C. Clogg. Cliff was, of course, a major figure in quantitative social science research methodology. Somewhat less well known is that Cliff was a strong supporter of and contributor to the ICPSR Summer Program. 

The Clogg award is usually a waiver of Program Scholar fees to attend the four and/or eight-week ICPSR Summer Program. The scholarship will be awarded to a limited number of ADVANCED graduate students in Ph.D. programs. Details for application will be announced at ICPSR’s website, http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/sumprog/, typically some time in February.

Peace, War, and Social Conflict

Robin M. Williams, Jr.Award for Distinguished Contributions to Scholarship, Teaching, and Service.
The section shall give an Award for Distinguished Contributions to Scholarship, Teaching, and Service named to honor Robin Williams to recognize his contributions to the study of social conflict, conflict resolution, and war and his role as a founding member of the Sections. This award shall honor a Section member who has had an outstanding scholarly career in the study of peace, war, genocide, military institutions, or social conflict, has made important contributions to teaching the sociology of peace, war, and social conflict, and/or has given outstanding service to the A.S.A. Section on Peace, War, and Social Conflict.

 Nominations of scholars for the 2010 award should be sent to Professor Juanita M. Firestone, Chair, Robin M. Williams, Jr.  Distinguished Contributions to Scholarship, Teaching, and Service, Awards Committee Dept. of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, USAFA, CO 80840 Email: Juanita.Firestone@usafa.edu or Juanita.Firestone@utsa.edu

Elise Boulding Student Paper Award.
The Section shall give a student paper award named in honor of Elise Boulding to recognize her contributions to the study of peace and her role as a founding member of the Section. Send nominations to:  Juanita.Firestone@usafa.edu or Juanita.Firestone@utsa.edu

Outstanding Published Article
The Section will offer an award for the best published journal article or book chapter.The chair will solicit nominations from the members of the section, and all papers relevant to the section’s interests published in the previous calendar year will be eligible.Send nominations to:Juanita.Firestone@usafa.edu or Juanita.Firestone@utsa.edu

Outstanding Book
The Section will offer an award for the best book.The chair will solicit nominations from the members of the section, and all books relevant to the section’s interests published in the previous year will be eligible.Send nominations to:Juanita.Firestone@usafa.edu or Juanita.Firestone@utsa.edu

Political Economy of the World System

PEWS Distinguished Article Award and Terrence Hopkins Award for Best Graduate Student Article
These awards are given to an outstanding article in global or comparative-international sociology. Awards will be given in both open and student (Terrence Hopkins Award) categories. Articles with copyright dates of 2008 and 2009 are eligible for consideration. A letter of nomination (including self-nominations) and a copy of the article should be sent to each of the three members of this year's award committee at the addresses below. The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2010. Inquiries may be sent to the chair of the committee at the email address provided, but please note that we are requesting paper submissions.

Professor Jeffrey Kentor (Chair)
University of Utah
Department of Sociology
380 S. 1530 E. Rm 301
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0250
Email: kentor@soc.utah.edu
Professor Leontina Hormel,
University of Idaho
Phinney Hall, Room 101
Department of Sociology, Anthropology
and Justice Studies
Moscow ID 83844-1110
Email: lhormel@uidaho.edu
Professor John Talbot
Department of Sociology
University of the West Indies, Mona
Kingston 7
Jamaica
Email: john.talbot@uwimona.edu.jm 
 
PEWS Distinguished Book Award
This annual award is given to an outstanding book in global or comparative-international sociology. Books with copyright dates of 2008 and 2009 are eligible for consideration. A copy of the book should be sent to each member of the committee listed below. A letter of nomination (including self-nominations) should also be sent to each member at the email address listed. The deadline for  nominations is April 1, 2010.

Professor Paul Ciccantell
Department of Sociology
Sangren Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Email:paul.ciccantell@wmich.edu

Professor Ho-fung Hong
Department of Sociology
Indiana University
Ballantine Hall 744
1020 East Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Email: hofung@indiana.edu
Professor Greta Krippner
Department of Sociology
University of Michigan
4146 LSA Building
500 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382
Email: krippner@umich.edu

Political Sociology

Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship (Book) Award
This award is offered annually for the outstanding recent book in political sociology. To be eligible, the book must have a 2009 publication date. The selection committee encourages either self-nominations or suggestions of work by others.Deadline: March 1, 2010. To nominate a book for this award: (1) send a letter (via email) explaining how the book makes a significant contribution to political sociology to each committee member below and (2) have a copy of the book sent to each committee member, at the address below

Chair: John Skrentny
University of California-San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093-0533

Email:
jskrentn@ucsd.edu
Gianpaolo Baiocchi
Brown University
111 Thayer Street
Brown University Box 1970
Providence, RI USA 02912-1970
Email:
Gianpaolo_Baiocchi@brown.edu

Bayliss J. Camp
Department of Sociology
California State University
Sacramento,6000 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95819
Email:
bayliss.camp@csus.edu

Brian Steensland
Department of Sociology
744 Ballantine Hall, Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Email: bsteens@indiana.edu

Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship (Article) Award
This award is offered annually for the outstanding recent article in political sociology. To be eligible, the article must have a 2009 publication date. The selection committee encourages either self-nominations or suggestions of work by others.Deadline: March 1, 2010. To nominate a article for this award: (1) send a letter (post or email) explaining how the article makes a significant contribution to political sociology to each committee member below and (2) have a copy of the article sent to each committee member, at the addresses (post or email) below:

Chair: Monica Prasad
Northwestern University
1810 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60208
Email:
m-prasad@northwestern.edu

n Hironaka
University of California-Irvine
3151 Social Science Plaza
Irvine, CA 92697
Email:
hironaka@uci.edu

o-Fung Hung
744 Ballantine Hall
1020 C. Kirkwood Ave
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Email:
hofung@indiana.edu

Jason Kaufman
Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Harvard Law School
33 Everett St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Email:
jkaufman@wjh.harvard.edu

Rahul Mahajan
Department of Sociology
University of Wisconsin
1180 Observatory Dr
Madison, WI 53706-1320
Email:
mahajan2@wisc.edu

Barbara Wejnert
Department of Global Gender Studies
712 Clemens Hall
University of Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
Email:
bwejnert@buffalo.edu


Political Sociology Graduate Student Paper Prize
This award is offered annually for an outstanding graduate student paper in political sociology.Self-nominations are encouraged, or work may be nominated by others.Send a nomination letter and copy of the article (post or email) to each committee member. The deadline for nominations and receipt of works is March 1, 2010.

Chair:Sarah Sobieraj
Department of Sociology
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155
Email:
sarah.sobieraj@tufts.edu

Sean O'Riain
Department of Sociology
National Univ of Ireland,
Maynooth, Ireland
Email: sean.oriain@nuim.ie

Christopher Bail
Department of Sociology
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138
Email: bail@fas.harvard.edu

Lauren A. Rivera
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208
Email:l-rivera@kellogg.northwestern.edu

Section on Race, Gender, and Class

Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award
This award recognizes scholars who have made a distinguished and significant contribution to the development of the integrative field of race, gender, and class through the publication of a book on the "cutting edge" of sociological inquiry. We accept nominations of books published in 2008, 2009, or 2010. Edited collections are not eligible. Nominations may be submitted by the author or by others. Nominations of work written by section members will receive additional consideration by the award committee. To nominate a book, please send a letter of nomination not exceeding two pages that states why the book makes a significant contribution to the field of race, gender, and class. Letters of nominations will be acknowledged by the Chair with information about where to send 4 copies of the nominated book. Please do not send books to the Chair before receiving a response to the nomination. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2010. Please send nomination letters to the Chair of the Book Award Committee: Dr. Demetrius Semien, Sociology Department, Berea College, Campus Box 2156, Berea, KY 40404. Email: semiend@berea.edu.

Book award committee
Chair, Demetrius Semien, Berea
Ed Morris, University of Kentucky
Celine-Marie Pascale, America University Shirley Jackson, Southern Connecticut University

Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award
This award recognizes scholars who have made a distinguished and significant contribution to the development of the integrative field of race, gender, and class through the publication of a journal article or book chapter on the "cutting edge" of sociological inquiry. We accept nominations of articles and book chapters published in 2008, 2009, or 2010.
Nominations may be submitted by the author or by others. To nominate an article, please send a letter of nomination not exceeding two pages that states why the article makes a significant contribution to the field of race, gender, and class; provide a complete citation of the work; and send an electronic copy of the article via email. The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2010. Please send all information to the Chair of the Article Award Committee, Elizabeth Bernstein, email: eb2032@columbia.edu.

Article award committee
Chair, Elizabeth Bernstein, Columbia University Natasha Sarkisian, Boston College Jenifer Bratter, Rice University Karla Hackstaff, Northern Arizona University

Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award
In an effort to encourage emerging scholars to investigate the intersections of axes of difference by recognizing and rewarding exceptional graduate student contributions to the field, the ASA Section on Race, Gender and Class seeks paper nominations for the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award. This award is for the best paper in the field of race, gender, and class written by a graduate student. Eligible papers must be unpublished, sole-authored, and must have been written while the author was enrolled as a graduate student in 2008, 2009, or 2010. Papers will be accepted from authors who are currently enrolled or who hold their terminal MA or PhD degree. Eligible papers must be no more than 25 pages (double-spaced not counting references) in length and the references must follow the ASA Style Guide reference format. Nominations may be submitted by the author or by others. To nominate a paper, please send an electronic copy of the paper and a letter of nomination not exceeding two pages that states why the paper makes a significant contribution to the field of race, gender, and class. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2010. Please send all information to Chair of the Graduate Student Paper Award
Committee: Tal Peretz email: tperetz@usc.edu

Graduate Student Paper Award Committee:
Chair, Tal Peretz, University of Southern California Alton Okinaka, University of Hawaii at Hilo Antonia Randolph, University of Delaware Siobhan Brooks, Lawrence University

Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award
This annual award honors the memory of Oliver Cromwell Cox. The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2010 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 that make a distinguished and significant contribution to the eradication of racism. Eligible books for consideration must be published in 2008 or 2009. The committee encourages self-nominations and nominations of work by others. Nominations should include a statement, no longer than 3 pages, explaining the book's contribution to the eradication of racism.

Please send a nomination letter and other supporting material to
Dr. David Embrick
2010 Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award Committee Chair,
Department of Sociology
Loyola University
6525 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60626
dembric@luc.edu
DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2010

James E. Blackwell Distinguished 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 demonstrate an integrative race, class, gender analysis, and/or 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) 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 2009 are eligible. Self-nominations and nominations by faculty advisors or other faculty members are welcome.
Three copies of the paper should be submitted with a cover letter indicating 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 send a nomination letter and the paper to
Dr. Angela A. Gonzales
Chair, James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award
Department of Development Sociology
Cornell University
339 Warren Hall
Itaca, NY 14853
aag27@cornell.edu
DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2010

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 2009 are eligible. Self nominations and nominations by faculty advisors or other faculty members are welcome. Three copies of the paper should be submitted with a cover 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). The award includes $200.
 
Please send a nomination letter and other supporting material to:
Dr. Jane H. Yamashiro
2010 SREM Joe Feagin Undergraduate Award Committee Chair
American Cultures Studies Program
Loyola Marymount University
University Hall, 1 LMU Drive
jane@alumni.ucsd.edu
DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2010

2010 SREM 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
Dr. Nancy Foner
Hunter College - CUNY
Department of Sociology
1618 Hunter West
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
nfoner@hunter.cuny.edu
DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2010

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 2010 Reception in Atlanta.
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 send a nomination letter and other supporting material to
Dr. Erica Chito Childs
Chair, ASA-SREM Founders Award Committee
Department of Sociology
Hunter College/CUNY
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
erica.chitochilds@hunter.cuny.edu
DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2010


Organizations, Occupations, and Work

Max Weber Award
The Max Weber Award for Distinguished Scholarship is granted for an outstanding contribution to scholarship on organizations, occupations, and/or work in a book published within the last three years (2007-09). A book may be nominated by its author(s), or by its publisher, or by any ASA member. To nominate a book, send (1) a copy of the book, and (2) contact information for the nominee (including an email address) to each member of the selection committee at the addresses below. Nominations, including copies of the book, must be received by all committee members no later than March 31, 2010.

Members of the 2010 Weber Book Award Committee are:

Vicki Smith, committee chair
Department of Sociology
University of California, Davis
1282 Social Sciences & Humanities
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
vasmith@ucdavis.edu
Paula England
Department of Sociology
Stanford University
Building 120, 450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA  94305-2047
pengland@stanford.edu
Matt Desmond
Department of Sociology
University of Wisconsin
8128 Sewell Social Sciences Bldg.
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI  53706
mdesmond@ssc.wisc.edu

Thompson Award
The James D. Thompson Award is given for an outstanding graduate student paper on organizations, occupations, and work written in the three years prior to the award (January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2009). The winner receives $500 for travel to a professional meeting and, if he or she remains a student, serves as a representative to the Section Council in the coming year. The nomination deadline is March 31, 2010. Authors may nominate themselves or section members may do so. To nominate a paper, send (1) a PDF file of the paper or a functioning URL where it can be accessed, (2) a letter (PDF, Word) justifying the nomination, and (3) contact information for the nominee (including email) to each member of the selection committee.

Members of the 2010 Thompson Award Committee are:

Alexandra Kalev (chair)
Department of Sociology
University of Arizona
akalev@email.arizona.edu
Rachel Sherman
Department of Sociology
New School for Social Research
shermanr@newschool.edu
Kevin Stainback
Department of Sociology
Purdue University
stainback@purdue.edu
John-Paul Ferguson
Graduate School of Business
Stanford University
ferguson_john-paul@gsb.stanford.edu

W.Richard Scott Award
The W. Richard Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship is granted for an outstanding contribution to the discipline in an article on organizations, occupations and work published within the last three years. The committee will accept nominations for papers published any time from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2009. The deadline for nominations is March 12, 2010. Authors may nominate themselves, or section members may do so. To nominate a paper, send (1) a PDF file of the paper or a functioning URL where it can be accessed, (2) a letter (PDF, Word) justifying the nomination, and (3) contact information for the nominee (including email) to each member of the selection committee.

Members of the 2010 Scott Award Committee are:

Sarah Burgard (chair)
Department of Sociology
Population Studies Center
University of Michigan
burgards@umich.edu
David J. Maume
Department of Sociology
Director, Kunz Center for Research
on Work, Family, & Gender
University of Cincinnati
maumedj@ucmail.uc.edu
Wei-hsin Yu
Department of Sociology
Population Research Center
University of Texas at Austin
weihsin@prc.utexas.edu
David Stark
Department of Sociology
Columbia University
dcs36@columbia.edu

Sex and Gender

Distinguished Book Award in Sex and Gender
The ASA Sex and Gender Section solicits nominations for the 2010 Distinguished Book Award.This award honors those who make a significant contribution to the field of sex and gender through a book on the cutting edge of sociological inquiry. Books published in 2007, 2008, or 2009 are eligible. Self-nominations are acceptable, and authors need not be sociologists. Edited collections are ineligible, and nominations from publishers will not be accepted. To nominate a book for this award: Please send a two-page letter through email to gloria@austin.utexas.edu explaining how the book makes a significant contribution to the sociology of sex and gender. Address your letter to the Committee’s Chair Gloria González-López, send it by January 15, 2010, and have the book publisher send 6 copies of the books by February 1, 2010 to:

Gloria González-López, Chair
Distinguished Book Award in Sex and Gender Committee
Department of Sociology
1 University Station A1700
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712

Distinguished Article Award in Sex and Gender
The ASA Sex and Gender Section solicits nominations for the 2010 Distinguished Article Award.This award honors those who make a significant contribution to the understanding of sex and gender through an article on the cutting edge of sociological inquiry. Articles published in 2007, 2008, or 2009 will be considered. Authors need not be sociologists and articles may be published in journals associated with disciplines other than sociology. Self-nominations are accepted. To nominate a particular article for this award, please submit the following documents as attachments via email to the Committee's Chair, Rebecca Klatch (rklatch@ucsd.edu ): 1) a two-page letter explaining why the article makes a significant contribution to the sociology of sex and gender and 2) an electronic version of the article. Acceptable file formats are PDF, MS Word, or text files. Nomination deadline is January 15, 2010.

Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award
The ASA Sex and Gender Section solicits nominations for the 2010 Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award. The paper should deal with a theoretical issue or empirical problem important to the field of sex and gender. Papers should be journal length (35 pages maximum). Self nominations are acceptable. Please send a letter of nomination, a hard copy of the paper to the addresses below and an electronic version of the paper to the committee members listed below. Nomination deadline is January 15, 2010.

C.J. Pascoe, Chair
Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award
Department of Sociology
Colorado College
14 E Cache la Poudre
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
c.j.pascoe@coloradocollege.edu
Frances Hasso
Associate Professor of Gender
& Women's Studies and Sociology
Oberlin College
3696 Townley Road
Shaker Heights OH 44122
fhasso@oberlin.edu
Shari Dworkin
Associate Professor
Dept. of Social & Behavioral Sciences
University of California at San Francisco
3333 California Street, LHTS #455
San Francisco, CA 94118
Shari.Dworkin@ucsf.edu
Adia Harvey Wingfield
PO Box 502
Department of Sociology
Georgia State University
Atlanta GA 30302-5020
socamh@langate.gsu.edu

Social Psychology

Graduate Student Paper Award
The Social Psychology Section of the ASA invites submissions for the Graduate Student Paper Award. The paper should be article length. Eligible papers include those: submitted for a class or seminar; filed as a thesis or dissertation; presented at a professional meeting; submitted or accepted for publication; or published between March 2009 and March 2010. Authors of eligible papers must be graduate students at the time of the paper submission. Authors may only submit one paper for consideration each year. Multi-authored papers may be submitted if all authors are students, but the prize must be shared. The recipient(s) will receive financial support to attend the ASA meetings in August in Atlanta where the prize will be awarded. Please send an electronic version of the paper by March 15, 2010 to: David Rohall de-rohall@wiu.edu

Cooley-Mead Award
The Cooley-Mead Award is given annually to an individual who has made lifetime contributions to distinguished scholarship in sociological social psychology.  In addition to receiving the award, the recipient presents an address to the Social Psychology Section at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.  Nominations must be received by November 30, 2009 and should include a brief description of the career contributions that make the candidate deserving of the award.  Please send nominations to Brian Powell at powell@indiana.edu
Sociological Practice and Public Sociology 

Sociological Practice and Public Sociology

William Foote Whyte Distinguished Career Award
The William Foote Whyte Award is for up to two individuals who have made notable contributions to sociological practice and public sociology, which can include several of the following elements:
outstanding clinical, applied or public sociological work, exceptional service to the section, publications that advance both the theory and methods of sociological practice or public sociology, or mentoring and training of students for careers in sociological practice or public sociology. Nominations should consist of a letter detailing the nominees contributions and supporting materials such as a curriculum vitae or resume, and/or additional letters of support. Please send nominations by March 15, 2010 to Jeffry A. Will, the Section Chair (jwill@unf.edu ).

Robert Dentler Award for Outstanding Student Achievement
The Robert Dentler Award for Outstanding Student Achievement is for up to two graduate students who have made a promising contribution to the field, such as a project or paper in the areas of sociological practice and public sociology. Work done within the three years prior to the conferral of the award will be considered. Products of graduate- level classes, internships, or independent projects are eligible. An award recipient who attends the 2010 ASA Annual Meeting will receive a cash award of $200 to offset travel expenses. Nominations should consist of a letter detailing the nominees contributions, a copy of the paper or other project, and supporting materials such as a curriculum vitae or resume, and/or other additional letters of support. Please send nominations by May 15, 2010 to Jeffry A. Will, the Section Chair (jwill@unf.edu). Self-nominations are welcome.

Sociology of Culture

Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book
Section members, authors, or publishers may nominate books published in 2009 or 2010. Self-nominations are welcome. Authors must be members of the Culture Section.Send a nominating letter, including a description of the book and its significance, to each of the committee members. Also, please arrange for the book’s publisher to send a copy of the book to each committee member.The deadline for nominations and receipt of books is February 15, 2010.

Committee Members

Shyon Baumann (Chair)
Department of Sociology
University of Toronto
725 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON,M5S 2J4
Canada
Email:shyon.baumann@utoronto.ca
Wayne Brekhus
Department of Sociology
University of Missouri
312 Middlebush Hall
Columbia, MO65211-6100
Email: brekhusw@missouri.edu
Penny Edgell
University of Minnesota
Department of Sociology
909 Social Sciences
267 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Email: edgell@umn.edu
 John Sonnett
University of Mississippi
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
103 Leavell Hall
University, MS38677
Email: sonnett@olemiss.edu
Brian Steensland
University of Indiana
Department f Sociology
Ballantine Hall 744
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN, 47405
Email: bsteens@indiana.edu
 

Clifford Geertz Prize for Best Article
Section members may nominate articles and original chapters of edited collections published in 2008-2010, (but not pieces that have previously won a Culture Section award).Self-nominations are welcome. Authors must be members of the Culture Section.Send an electronic copy to each member of the prize committee. The deadline for nominations and receipt of articles is February 15, 2010

Committee Members

Wendy Cadge (Chair)
Department of Sociology
Brandeis University
415 South Street
M.S. 071
Waltham, MA 02453-2728
Email:
wcadge@brandeis.edu
Denise Bielby
Department of Sociology
University of California, Santa Barbara
2834 Ellison Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9430
Email:bielbyd@soc.ucsb.edu
Wendy Espeland
Department of Sociology
Northwestern University
1810 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60208
Email:wne741@northwestern.edu

Suzanne Langer Prize for Best Student Paper
Section members may nominate any work, (published or unpublished), written by someone who is a student at the time of submission. Self-nominations are welcome. Authors must be members of the Culture Section.This award includes a $300 prize to reimburse part of the cost of attending the 2009 ASA Annual Meeting. Send an electronic copy to each member of the prize committee. The deadline for nominations and receipt of articles is February 15, 2010

Committee Members

Karen Danna Lynch,
Department of Family Medicine
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
1 World's Fair Drive
Somerset, NJ08873
karendlyn@aol.com
Gabriel Ignatow, (Chair)
University of North Texas
Department of Sociology
P.O. Box 311157
Denton, TX 76203
gignatow@gmail.com
Colin Jerolmack, New York University
Puck Building
295 Lafayette Street,  4th Floor
New York, NY  10012-9605
NYU Mail Code: 1464
email:jerolmack@nyu.edu

Sociology of Education

The Willard Waller Award
This award is given every three years to an individual who has had a career of distinguished scholarship in Sociology of Education. Nominations should include a description of the career  contributions that make the candidate deserving of the award.  Please send nominations to Award Committee Chair,Chandra Muller, University of Texas, email: cmuller@prc.utexas.edu.  The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2010.   


The Pierre Bourdieu Award
This award is for the best book in the Sociology of Education published in 2008 or 2009. Nominations, including copies of the book (either print version or PDF), should be sent to all committee members (listed below). Any questions regarding the award should be directed to the Award Committee Chair, Doug Downey, Ohio State University, email: downey.32@sociology.osu.edu.  The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2010.

 The Pierre Bourdieu Award Committee is comprised of:

Doug Downey
219 Kokosing Dr.
Gambier, Ohio 43022
Downey.32@sociology.osu.edu

Scott Davies
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4M4
daviesrs@mcmaster.ca

Cynthia Feliciano
6 Vega Ct
Irvine, CA 92617
felician@uci.edu

 Angel L. Harris
Dept. of Sociology & Center for African American Studies
Princeton University
106 Wallace Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544
angelh@princeton.edu
Linda Renzulli
Department of Sociology
214 C Baldwin Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-1611
renzulli@uga.edu

 

The James Coleman Award
This award is for the best article published in the field of Sociology of Education in 2008 or 2009. Please send nominations and an electronic copy of the nominated paper to the Award Committee Chair, Meredith Phillips, UCLA, email: Meredith.Phillips@ucla.edu.  The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2010.

The David Lee Stevenson Award
This award is for the best paper by a graduate student on a topic in education. 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. The paper may be unpublished, under review or published but all papers submitted for this award must have been written in the past two years. Papers submitted to last year's competition are not eligible. Nominations from members of the section and self-nominations are welcome; nominees are not required to be section members. Please send an electronic copy of the paper to the Award Committee Chair, Susan Dumais, Louisiana State University, email: dumais@lsu.edu. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2010.

Sociology of Emotions

ASA's Sociology of Emotions Section’s Recent Contribution Award
Nominations are being sought for the most outstanding book published in the last three years that advances the sociology of emotions empirically, theoretically, or methodologically. The recipient must be a member of the Sociology of Emotions section. Send nominations to Jen Lois by February 1, 2010. Deadline for receipt of books February 15, 2010. Copies of books should be sent directly to the committee members: Jen Lois, Department of Sociology, 516 High St., Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225-9081, email: jennifer.lois@wwu.edu; Robin Simon, Department of Sociology, P.O. Box 7808, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109, email: simonr@wfu.edu; Jim Jasper, Department of Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue,New York, NY 10016-4309,email:jjasper@gc.cuny.edu.

ASA’s Sociology of Emotions Section’s Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award
Nominations are being sought for the most outstanding, article-length graduate student paper that contributes to the sociology of emotions empirically, theoretically, or methodologically. Authors of eligible papers must be graduate students at the time of the paper's submission. Multiple-authored papers are eligible for the award if all authors are graduate students. Papers that have been accepted for publication at the time of nomination are not eligible. To submit a nomination, please send three copies of the paper to: Melissa Sloan; Behavioral Science, Drew University, Madison, NJ 07940, email: msloan@drew.edu. Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2010.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Nominations are sought to honor a member of the Section with a record of several years of scholarly work of exceptional merit and who has developed and extended the sociology of emotions empirically, theoretically, or methodologically. To submit a nomination, please send a letter in support of your nominee by February 1, 2010 to: Alison Bianchi; Department of Sociology, W1118 Seashore Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, email: alison-bianchi@uiowa.edu.

Sociology of Family

William J. Goode Book Award
This award is for a book published on the family in 2008 or 2009.  To nominate a book, write a letter briefly stating why the book should be considered.  Self nominations are appropriate.  Textbooks and edited volumes are not eligible. The deadline is January 15, 2010.  Please send nominations to Daniel Lichter (dtl28@cornell.edu).

Distinguished Career Award
This award recognizes the collective career or major service contribution of a sociologist’s work in family sociology.It recognizes the entire body of the person’s work. Major service to the field is defined as developments that have had a substantial impact on family research. To nominate, send a paragraph justification. The nominee’s CV is helpful but not necessary.The deadline is March 1, 2010. Nominations to Michelle Budig (budig@soc.umass.edu).

Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award
Graduate students are invited to submit an article-length paper on the family. The paper may be completed work or work-in-progress, but not a proposal for future work.The Paper can be based on a Master’s or Doctoral thesis, course paper, or a journal or conference submission.Co-authored papers are acceptable if all authors are students, but the prize must be shared.Send the paper by March 31, 2010, to Judith Seltzer at seltzer@soc.ucla.edu.

Sociology of Mental Health

Leonard I. Pearlin Award for Distinguished Contributions
The ASA Sociology of Mental Health Section solicits nominations for the Leonard I. Pearlin Award for distinguished contributions to the sociological study of mental health. The award honors a scholar who has made substantial contributions in theory and/or research to the sociology of mental health. Thanks to a generous donation from Leonard Pearlin, the section has created this annual award. Mental Health Section members are encouraged to submit nominations and self nominations are welcome. Please consider your colleagues whose contributions merit special recognition of their accomplishments.Please send nominations and a CV of the nominee by January 31, 2010 to Carol S. Aneshensel, Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health, 650 Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772 or anshnsl@ucla.edu.

Award for Best Publication in Mental Health
The ASA Sociology of Mental Health Section solicits nominations for the Best Publication Award.This award is given for the best published article, book or chapter in the area of the sociology of mental health. The publication date needs to have been between 2008 and 2010. In addition the awards committee will conduct a search of published works for candidates for this award. Mental Health Section members are encouraged to submit nominations and self nominations are welcome. Please consider your colleagues whose work merits special recognition.Please send a letter of nomination for this award by March 31, 2010 to Carol S. Aneshensel, Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health, 650 Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772 or anshnsl@ucla.edu.

Award for Best Dissertation in Mental Health
The ASA Sociology of Mental Health Section solicits nominations for the best doctoral dissertation in the area of the sociology of mental health. The dissertation should be completed within the academic year 2007-2008 or 2008-2009. Mental Health Section members are encouraged to submit nominations and self nominations are welcome. Please send a letter of nomination and a paper based on the dissertation (or dissertation synopsis) by MARCH 31, 2010 to Carol S. Aneshensel, Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health, 650 Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772 or anshnsl@ucla.edu.

Sociology of Sexualities

2010 Simon-Gagnon Award
The Simon and Gagnon Award honors career contributions to the study of sexualities as represented by a body of work or a single book.  This award commemorates decades of research and writing on sexualities by Professor William Simon (University of Houston) who died on July 21, 2000, and his longtime collaborator, Professor John Gagnon (SUNY-Stony Brook).   Please submit letters of nomination electronically to: Nancy Fischer at fischern@augsburg.edu
Deadline for nominations is Monday, February 1, 2010.

2010 Distinguished Book Award
The Sociology of Sexualities section of the American Sociological  Association announces a call for nominations for its Book Award, a prize for the best book in the sociology of sexualities published in the 2007 through 2009 calendar years.
Winner(s) will receive the award at the  annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in August  2010. Books may be self-nominated, nominated by another scholar, or by publishers. If you wish to nominate a book, please send a brief  nomination letter and arrange for five copies of the book to be sent to:

Mary Bernstein
Department of Sociology
University of Connecticut
Unit 2068
344 Mansfield Rd.
Storrs, Ct 06269-2068
Email: Mary.Bernstein@uconn.edu

The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2010.

Martin P. Levine Memorial Dissertation Fellowship
The Martin Levine Memorial Dissertation Award was established to honor the memory of Martin Levine, who died of AIDS in 1993.  It provides $3,000 to a graduate student (and $500 to an honorable mention) in the final stages of dissertation research and writing, who is working on those topics to which Levine devoted his career: 1) the sociology of sexualities, 2) the sociology of homosexuality, and 3) HIV/AIDS research.  It is designed to help students complete their dissertations, and as such the committee evaluates dissertation proposals rather than completed work. Send your proposals electronically to: Michael Kimmel, Department of Sociology, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794

The deadline for submissions is Thursday April 1, 2010.

Best Graduate Student Paper
Papers are currently being accepted for the 2010 Graduate Student Paper Award.  This award is given to a paper authored by a student currently enrolled in a sociology graduate program.  A paper may be coauthored by two or more students who would share the award (papers co-authored with faculty are not eligible).  The focus of the paper should be sexualities broadly defined.  Papers should be manuscript length and no longer than 35 typed, double-spaced pages. Self-nominations will be accepted.

Please send a letter of nomination and an electronic copy of the paper to the committee co-chairs: Juan Battle at jbattle@gc.cuny.edu AND Ann Meier at meierann@umn.edu

The deadline for nominations is Monday, February 1, 2010.

Sociology of Religion

Distinguished Book Award
The award honors a book that has made an outstanding contribution to the sociology of religion.  Books published in the previous two years (2008, 2009) are eligible for the 2010 award.  Please have publishers send copies of books nominated for the award to each of the three committee members no later than February 28, 2010 to be considered for the Award.  Books may be nominated for the award by authors, publishers, or others.

David Smilde (Committee Chair), University of Georgia, Department of Sociology, Baldwin Hall, Athens, GA 30602.  dsmilde@uga.edu.
Kelly H. Chong, Department of Sociology, University of Kansas, 1415 Jayhawk Blvd., Fraser Hall, Rm. 716, Lawrence, KS 66045-7556.  kchong@ku.edu
Kevin McElmurry, Indiana University Northwest, Lindenwood Hall 212, 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN,  46408-1197.  kmcelmur@iun.edu
  
Distinguished Article Award
The ASA Sociology of Religion Section solicits nominations for the 2010 Distinguished Article Award.  The award honors a peer reviewed journal article or book chapter that has made an outstanding contribution to the sociology of religion.  Articles and chapters published in the previous two years (2008, 2009) are eligible for the 2010 award.  Papers will be accepted in electronic form only. Please email a copy to each of the committee members no later than February 28, 2010 to be considered for the Award. Articles may be submitted by authors or by others.

Christopher Bader (Committee Chair), Department of Sociology, One Bear Place #97326, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 76798-7326. Christopher_Bader@baylor.edu.
Jennifer Barrett, Department of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago, 6525 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL, 60626.  jbarrett@luc.edu.
Mark Regnerus, Dept of Sociology, University of Texas, 1 University Station A1700, Austin, TX, 78712-0118.  regnerus@prc.utexas.edu.

Student Paper Award
The ASA Sociology of Religion Section solicits nominations for the 2010 Student Paper Award.  The award honors student work that has made an outstanding contribution to the sociology of religion.  Either published or unpublished papers are eligible for this award.  If the paper has been published, it may not compete for both the Student Paper Award and the Distinguished Article Award.  Papers up to 40 manuscript pages (including notes, tables, and references) will be considered.  Authors must be students at the time the paper is submitted and the papers must have been presented or published in 2009 or 2010 to be eligible for the 2010 award.  Papers will be accepted in electronic form only.  Please email a copy to each of the committee members no later than February 28, 2009 to be considered for the award.  Papers may be submitted by authors or by others.  Students may submit only one paper per year.

Mary Ellen Konieczny (Committee Chair), Department of Sociology, 815 Flanner Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 46556.  Konieczny.1@nd.edu.
Vida Bajc, Vida Bajc, Department of Sociology, Methodist University, 5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC, 28311.  vbajc@sas.upenn.edu.
Phillip Connor, Department of Sociology, Princeton University, 119 Wallace Hall, Princeton, NJ, 08542.  pconnor@princeton.edu.

Teaching and Learning

Hans O. Mauksch Award
The ASA Section on Teaching and Learning seeks nominations for the 2010 Hans O. Mauksch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Sociology.To place a name in nomination for this award, please send a letter of nomination to the Award Committee Chairperson indicating the name of the nominee, institutional affiliation, current curriculum vitae and a discussion of the nominees distinguished contributions to undergraduate sociology. Please indicate the mailing address, E-mail address and telephone number where both you and the nominee may be contacted.

Please send your nomination letter as soon as possible, but no later than January 31, 2010. Application portfolios must be completed and received by march 31, 2010 Instructions for portfolio components are available on the section website:

http://www2.asanet.org/sectionteach/award.html

Address nominations to:
Catherine Zimmer, Chair, Teaching and Learning Section Awards
The Howard W. Odum Institute for Research in Social Science
Manning Hall, CB# 3355
The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC27599

Carla B. Howery Award For Developing Teacher-Scholars
The ASA Section on Teaching and Learning announces is call for nominations for the 2010 Carla B. Howery Award for Developing Teacher-Scholars.The Howery award recognizes that one of the most important ways to contribute to teaching sociology is through training and mentoring future teacher-scholars.Teacher-scholars use the scholarly literature in their own teaching and contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning by publicly documenting teaching activities.This award is given annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to teaching sociology through mentoring and training of graduate students to teach sociology and contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning.Eligibility:Must be a member of the American Sociological Association.

Please send your nomination letter as soon as possible, but no later than January 31, 2010. Application portfolios must be completed and received by march 31, 2010. Portfolio Guidelines can be found on the section’s website:

http://www2.asanet.org/sectionteach/award.html

Address nominations to:
Catherine Zimmer, Chair, Teaching and Learning Section Awards
The Howard W. Odum Institute for Research in Social Science
Manning Hall, CB# 3355
The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC27599

Theory Section

Lewis A. Coser Award for Theoretical Agenda Setting
The ASA Theory Section has since a few years back an annual award called the Lewis A. Coser Award for Theoretical Agenda Setting. This prize is intended to recognize a mid-career sociologist whose work holds great promise for setting the agenda in the field of sociology. While the award winner need not be a theorist, his or her work must exemplify the sociological ideals Coser represented. Eligible candidates must be sociologists or do work that is of crucial importance to sociology. They must have received a Ph.D. no less than five and no more than twenty years before their candidacy. Nomination letters should make a strong substantive case for the nominee's selection and should discuss the nominee's work and his or her anticipated future trajectory. No self-nominations are allowed. Committee members may nominate candidates. After nomination, the Committee will solicit additional information from nominees and others for those candidates they consider appropriate for consideration, including published works and at least two additional letters of support from third parties. The Committee may decide in any given year that no nominee warrants the award, in which case it will not be awarded that year. Send nominations to the Chair of the Committee. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2009.

Chair: Richard Swedberg (rs328@cornell.edu)
Karin Knorr Cetina (knorr@uchicago.edu)
JoAnn Milner (jlmiller@purdue.edu
Evelyn Nakano Glenn (englenn@berkeley.edu)
Loic Wacquant (loic@uclink4.berkeley.edu)

The Edward Shils - James Coleman Memorial Award for Best Student Paper
The Shils-Coleman Award recognizes distinguished work in the theory area by a graduate student. Work may take the form of (a) a paper published or accepted for publication; (b) a paper presented at a professional meeting; of (c) a paper suitable for publication or presentation at a professional meeting. Each year's selection committee has latitude in determining procedures for selecting the winner, including the option of awarding no prize if suitable work has not been nominated. This year the Shils-Coleman Award includes an award of $750.00 for reimbursement of travel expenses for attending the annual ASA meeting.  

Please submit the article electronically to the committee members at the email addresses below. Self-nominations are welcome. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2010.

Chair: Ed Tiryakian (durkhm@soc.duke.edu)
Daniel Adkins (adkins@unc.edu)
Erin York Cornwell (eyc46@cornell.edu)
Thomas Medvetz – (tommedvetz@gmail.com)
Rob Willer (willer@berkeley.edu)

The Theory Prize (Book in 2010)
The Theory Prize is given to recognize outstanding work in theory.In even-numbered years, it is given to a book, and in odd-numbered years, to a paper; in both cases, eligible items are those published in the preceding four calendar years.The Theory Prize to be given in August 2010 is for a book published in calendar years 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.Please send preliminary nominations to the Committee Chair by February 1, 2010, with copies to all Committee members.Formal nominations, together with the nominated books, must subsequently be sent to all Committee members.Self-nominations are welcome.Nominated books must reach Committee members by March 1, 2010.

Chair:Guillermina Jasso
gj1@nyu.edu
Department of Sociology, New York University
295 Lafayette Street, Fourth Floor
New York, NY10012-9605
Richard Biernacki
rbiernac@dss.ucsd.edu
University of California at San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, 401 Social Science Building
Mail Code 0533
La Jolla, CA 92093-0533
Harry Dahms
hdahms@utk.edu
Department of Sociology
University of Tennessee
913 McClung Tower
Knoxville, TN37996-0490.
 Marion Fourcade
fourcade@berkeley.edu
Department of Sociology
University of California at Berkeley
410 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA94720-1980
Monica Prasad
m-prasad@northwestern.edu
Department of Sociology
Northwestern University
1810 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL60208-1330.