Section on Science, Knowledge & Technology Call for Awards Nominees Statement

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­Robert K. Merton Book Award, 2014

The Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section invites nominations (including self-nominations) for the Robert K. Merton Book Award. The award is given annually in recognition of an outstanding book on science, knowledge, and/or technology published during the preceding three years (2013, 2012, or 2011). Single or multi-authored works are eligible, but not edited volumes. The winner, who should be a member of SKAT during the year in which the award is given, will be honored at the ASA Annual Meetings in San Francisco (August 16-19, 2014) and will receive a plaque. The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2014. Books should be received from authors or publishers no later than March 1, 2014. The committee members and their mailing addresses are listed below. Nominations or requests for more information should be sent to the committee chair, Jill Fisher, at  jill.fisher@unc.edu.

Copies of nominated books should be received by all committee members by March 1, 2014

 

Jill Fisher
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Social Medicine
333E MacNider Hall, Campus Box 7240
333 S. Columbia Road
Chapel Hill,  NC 27599-7240

Mathieu Albert
The Wilson Centre
University of Toronto
Toronto General Hospital
200 Elizabeth St., 1ES-559
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5G 2C4


Gabrielle Hecht
Department of History
University of Michigan
1029 Tisch Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Marc Ventresca
1775 Ednamary Way #1
Mountain View, CA 94040

Steven Epstein (ex officio)
Northwestern University
Department of Sociology
1810 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60208


 

Star-Nelkin Paper Award, 2014

The Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section invites nominations for the Star-Nelkin Paper Award. In 2011, our newest award was renamed in memory of Susan Leigh Star and Dorothy Nelkin, each of whom contributed in numerous ways to our field. SKAT welcomes nominations of published articles that advance the field of sociology of science, knowledge, and technology. To be eligible, an article’s earliest date of publication in a scholarly journal (whether online or in print) must have been in 2012 or 2013. The winner will be honored at the ASA meetings in San Francisco (August 16-19, 2014) and will receive a plaque. Self-nominations are welcome. Nominated articles must be received no later than March 15, 2014. Please send brief nominating statements and copies of nominated articles in PDF format to all members of the selection committee, listed below, via email:

Marion Fourcade (chair) (fourcade@berkeley.edu)
Elizabeth Popp Berman (epberman@albany.edu)
Christopher Henke (chenke@colgate.edu)
Kjersten Whittington (whittington@reed.edu)
Steven Epstein (ex officio) (s-epstein@northwestern.edu)

Hacker-Mullins Student Paper Award, 2014

The Science, Knowledge and Technology Section invites submissions for the 2014 Hacker-Mullins Graduate Student Paper Award. The winner will be honored at the ASA meetings in San Francisco (August 16-19, 2014) and will receive a plaque. The award also comes with a $350 prize. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2014. Self-nominations are welcome. To be eligible, an author must be a student at the time of submission. Published and unpublished papers are accepted; if published, the article must have been published no earlier than 2012. This year’s committee members are Daniel Breslau (Chair), Erin Leahy, Dan Morrison, Elizabeth Sweeney, and Steven Epstein (ex officio). Please send the nominated paper and a brief nominating statement in one PDF document, via email, to Daniel Breslau at dbreslau@vt.edu.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL NOMINEES MUST BE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THE ASA
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SECTION AWARDS