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Click here for the 2014 Call for Nominations

Simon and Gagnon Lifetime Achievement 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).  The winner will receive the award at the annual meetings of the ASA.

Distinguished Book Award:

A prize for the best book in the Sociology of Sexualities.  Winners will receive award at the annual meetings of the ASA.  Books may be self-nominated or nominated by another scholar.

Distinguished Article Award:

A prize for the best article in the Sociology of Sexualities.  Chapters in edited volumes will also be considered.  Winner(s) will receive the award at the annual meetings of the ASA. Articles/chapters may be self-nominated or nominated by another scholar.

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.

Best Graduate Student Paper in the Sociology of Sexualities:

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.

Click here for a complete list of past award winners