Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity Award Recipients

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Distinguished Career Award



2014 Shalom H. Schwartz Hebrew University
2013 Paul Schervish Boston College
2012 Christian Smith University of Notre Dame


Outstanding Published Book Award



Affiliation Title
2014 Peter Stamatov Yale University The Origins of Global Humanitarianism: Religion, Empires and Advocacy (Cambridge University Press, 2013).
2013 Lori Peek Colorado State

Behind the Backlash: Muslim Americans After 9/11 (Temple University Press, 2011)

2012 Donald Black University of Virginia Moral Time, Oxford University Press


Outstanding Published Article Award



Affiliation Title
2014 Dan Lainer-Vos University of Southern California

2013. "The Practical Organization of Moral Transactions: Gift Giving, Market Exchange, Credit, and the Making of Diaspora Bonds." Sociological Theory 31: 145-167.

2013 Chaeyoon Lim and Carol Ann MacGregor University of Wisconsin-Madison and Loyola University, New Orleans

2012. "Religion and Volunteering in Context: Disentangling the Contextual Effects of Religion on Voluntary Behavior." American Sociological Review. 77 (5): 747-779.

2012 Gabriel Abend New York University

"Thick Concepts and the Moral Brain." European Journal of Sociology 52:143-172.

2012 Honorable Metion Rob Willer University of California- Berkeley

“Groups Reward Individual Sacrifice: The Status Solution to the Collective Action Problem.” American Sociological Review 74:23-43,


Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award



Affiliation Title
2014 Blaine Robbins University of Washington

"On the Origins of Trust: Perceived Motivations, Causal Attributions, and Other-Praising Emotions."

2013 Xiaohong Xu Yale University

2013. "Belonging Before Believing: Ethical Activism, Sectarian Ethos and Bloc Recruitment in the Making of Chinese Communism" American Sociological Review.

2012 Margaret Frye University of California- Berkeley

“Bright Futures in Malawi’ New Dawn: Educational Aspirations as Assertions of Identity.” American Journal of Sociology, May Issue, 2012.

2012 Honorable Metion Matthew Hoffberg Cornell University

“Prosocial Values, Reciprocity, and the Mediating Role of Perceived Motives in Direct Favor Exchange.”