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Professor Carole Vance of Columbia University Receives 2014 Simon and Gagnon Award

 

March 23, 2014 - For Immediate Release

Washington, DC - The ASA Section on the Sociology of Sexualities is pleased to announce Carole Vance as this year's recipient of the Simon and Gagnon Award for career contributions to the field of sexualities studies. The Simon and Gagnon 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 Simon and Gagnon Award honors career contributions to the study of sexualities in sociology and the social sciences, and it is the most prestigious award granted by the ASA Section on the Sociology of Sexualities.

Professor Vance’s career has been an inspiration to us all for the critical role she has played in forging a space for alternative feminist analyses of sexuality, beginning with her field-changing book Pleasure and Danger. Equally important has been her work as an institution-builder for scholars working at the intersections of feminist theory and critical sexuality studies. Her work has had an incredible impact globally in terms of extending critical sexuality studies through teaching and mentorship. For all these reasons and more, we are extremely enthusiastic about this year’s selection, and look forward to honoring her this August in San Francisco.

About the 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).  

Contact the Section

Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director, Department of Sociology, American University
Chair, Section on the Sociology of Sexualities, American Sociological Association
vidalort@american.edu

 

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