Animals and Society Call for Awards Nominations

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Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Scholarship

The Animals & Society section announces its 2014 Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Scholarship. Papers may be empirical or theoretical, and they may address any aspect of animals and society. To be eligible, a paper must be authored by a current graduate student (or students). Unpublished and published papers, as well as those which have been presented at a professional meeting, are eligible. There is no page limit. The competition is open to section members and non-members.  When submitting your paper, please include a brief letter from your adviser certifying your graduate student status.

Papers must be emailed by February 1st, 2014 to: Justin Goodman,

Award for Distinguished Scholarship

The 2014 award will be given for distinguished scholarship in the form of a book to an author(s) 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 calendar years of 2012 or 2013.  To nominate a book (self-nominations are acceptable), please provide full bibliographic information (the author(s), year of publication, title of the book, publisher, as well as a two page letter outlining why you believe this work is a substantial contribution to the field.

The deadline for nominations is February 1st, 2014 and should be sent to Justin Goodman,

The Clifton Bryant Animals & Society Course Award

The ASA Section on Animals & Society seeks nominations for the 2014 Award for Outstanding Course on Animals & Society. To place a name in nomination, please send a letter to the Awards Chair (Justin Goodman) indicating the name of the nominee (self nominations are permitted), current curriculum vitae, a copy of the course syllabus and a discussion of the nominee’s distinguished contributions to undergraduate or graduate understandings of animals & society. Please indicate the mailing address, email address and telephone number where both you and the nominee may be contacted.

Eligibility: Nominees must be members of the American Sociological Association and the Section on Animals & Society.

Please send your nomination letter as soon as possible, but no later than February 1, 2014. Application portfolios must be received by March 31, 2014. Please send all materials to Justin Goodman,