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Congratulations to 2002 ASA Section Award Winners

ASA is proud to announce the winners of the various awards of ASA’s special interest sections. Not all 43 ASA sections give awards, but the vast majority of sections have now reported their 2002 awards to ASA and they are listed here. A hearty congratulation is extended to each of these stellar ASA members!

Aging and the Life Course

  • Distinguished Scholarship Award: Martin Kohli, Free University of Berlin
  • Graduate Student Paper Award: Tay K. McNamara, Boston College, for “The Role of Couple-Level Adaptive Strategies in the Joint Retirement Decision”

    Asia and Asian America

  • Outstanding Book Award: Margaret Abraham, Hofstra University, Speaking the Unspeakable: Marital Violence among South Asian Immigrants in the United States (Rutgers University Press, 2000)
  • Outstanding Student Paper Award: Young-Jin Choi, University of Hawaii, for “Managerial Styles, Workforce Competition, and Labor Unrest: East Asian Invested Enterprises in China,” and Jun Xu, University of Indiana, for “Why Do Asian Americans Register Less?”

    Collective Behavior and Social Movements

  • Distinguished Book Award: Jeff Goodwin, New York University, for No Other Way Out: States and Revolutionary Movements, 1945-1991 (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and Dingxin Zhao, University of Chicago, for The Power of Tiananmen: State-Society Relations and the 1989 Beijing Student Movement (University of Chicago Press, 2001)
  • Outstanding Student Paper Award: Deana A Rohlinger, University of California-Irvine, for “Movement-Countermovement Dynamics in the Abortion Debate: An Examination of Media Coverage Outcome”
  • Best Published Article: Steven Pfaff, University of Washington and Guobin Yang, University of Hawaii, for “Political Commemorations and the Mobilization of Protest in 1989” (Theory and Society, 2001)

    Community and Urban Sociology

  • Student Paper Award: Isaac Martin, University of California-Berkeley, for “Dawn of the Living Wage: The Diffusion of a Redistributive Municipal Policy”
  • Park Paper Award: Susan Eckstein, Boston University, for “Community as Gift-Giving: Collective Roots of Volunteerism” (American Sociological Review, 2001

    Comparative and Historical Sociology

  • Reinhard Bendix Award for Best Graduate Student Paper: Peter Stamatov, University of California-Los Angeles, for “The Political Resources of Performance: Patriotic Uses of Giuseppe Verdi’s Operas in the 1840s”
  • Barrington Moore Book Award: James Mahoney, Brown University, for The Legacies of Liberalism: Path Dependence and Political Regimes in Central America

    Crime, Law, and Deviance

  • Graduate Student Paper Award: Devah Pager, University of Wisconsin-Madison, for “The Mark of a Criminal”
  • James Short Award: Dana L. Haynie, Ohio State University, for “ Delinquent Peers Revisited: Does Network Structure Mater?” (American Journal of Sociology, 1991)

    Environment and Technology

  • Distinguished Contribution Award: John Bellamy Foster, University of Oregon
  • Marvin Olsen Student Paper Award: Andrew Jorgenson, University of California-Riverside, for “The Effects of Trade Dependence, Consumption, and Organic Water Pollution on Infant Mortality: A World Systems Approach”
  • Outstanding Publication Award: Carlo Jaeger, Ortwin Renn, Eugene A. Rosa, Washington State University and Thomas Webler for Risk, Uncertainty and Rational Action (Earthscan, 2001)

    History of Sociology

  • Distinguished Scholarly Career Award: Mary Jo Deegan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Distinguished Scholarly Book Award: Michael R. Hill, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Susan Hoecker-Drysdale, Concordia University (eds.), for Harriet Martineau: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives (Routledge, 2001)
  • Graduate Student Paper Award: Erin Leahey, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, for “Alphas and Astericks: The Development of Statistical Significance Testing Standards in Sociology”

    International Migration

  • Thomas and Znaniecki Award: Alejandro Portes, Princeton University and Ruben Rumbaut, University of California-Irvine, for Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation (University of California Press and Russell Sage Foundation, 2001)

    Latina/o Sociology

  • Distinguished Contributions to Scholarship Book Award: Pierette Hondagneu-Sotelo, University of Southern California, for Domestica: Immigrant Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadow of Affluence (University of California Press, 2001)

    Marxist Sociology

  • Best Book Awards: Kenneth Neubeck, University of Connecticut, for Welfare Racism: Playing the Race Card Against America’s Poor (Routledge, 2001)
  • T.R. Young Award: Deborah L Rapuano, Loyola University of Chicago
  • Al Szymanski Award: Jason Moore, University of California-Berkeley, for “Modern World Systems of Environmental History”
  • Lifetime Career Awards: James Petras and James Geschwender, SUNY-Binghamton

    Mathematical Sociology

  • Career Achievement Award: Harrison White, Columbia University
  • Outstanding Publication Award: Andrew Noymer, University of California-Berkeley, for “The Transmission and Persistence of ‘Urban Legends’: Sociological Application of Age-Structured Epidemic”
  • Best Graduate Student Paper: Same as above.

    Medical Sociology

  • Leo G. Reeder Award for Distinguished Contributions to Medical Sociology: R. Jay Turner, Florida State University


  • Paul F. Lazarsfeld Award for Distinguished Contribution to Knowledge: J. Scott Long, Indiana University

    Organizations, Occupations, and Work

  • Max Weber Award: Pierette Hondagneu-Sotelo, University of Southern California, for Domestica: Immigrant Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadow of Affluence (University of California Press, 2001) and Glenn Carroll and Michael Hannan, Stanford University, for The Demography of Corporations and Institutions
  • James A. Thompson Award for an Outstanding Paper by a Graduate Student: Man-Shan Kwok, Princeton University, for “Market Transition and Corporate Control: Circulation of Chief Executive Officers in China, 1981-2000” and Julie Kmec, University of Pennsylvania, for “Minority Job Concentration and Wages”
  • W. Richard Scott Award for Best Article: Brian Uzzi, Northwestern University, “Embeddedness in the Making of Financial Capital: How Social Relations and Networks Benefit Firms Seeking Financing” (American Sociological Review, 1999)

    Peace, War, and Social Conflict

  • Elise Boulding Graduate Student Paper Award: Connie D. Frey, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, “Jane Addams on Peace and Bread and the Implications for Enduring Freedom”
  • Robin Williams Award for Distinguished Scholarship: Mady Wechsler Segal, University of Maryland

    Political Economy of the World-System

  • Distinguished Scholarship Award for a Book: Denis O’Hearn, Queens University, for The Atlantic Economy: Britain, the United States and Ireland (Manchester University Press, 2001)
  • Distinguished Scholarship Award for an Article: Jason Moore, Johns Hopkins University, for “Environmental Crises and the Metabolic Rift in World-Historical Perspective” (Organization and Environment, 2000)

    Political Sociology

  • Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship (Best Article): Evan Schofer, University of Minnesota, and Marion Fourcade-Gourinchas, Princeton University, for “The Structural Contexts of Civic Engagement: National Polities and Individual Association Membership” (American Sociological Review, 2001)
  • Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship (Best Book): Mounira M. Charrad, University of Texas, for States and Women’s Rights: The Making of Postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco (University of California Press, 2001)
  • Special Achievement Award: George A. Kourvetaris, Northern Illinois University, current and founding editor, Journal of Political and Military Sociology
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Paper: Genevieve Zeitlin, University of Chicago, for “‘We, the Polish Nation’: Ethnic and Civic of Nationhood in Post-Communist Constitutional Debates”

    Race, Gender, and Class

  • Distinguished Book Award: Kenneth Neubeck and Noel A. Cazenave, University of Connecticut, for Welfare Racism: Playing the Race Card Against America’s Poor (Routledge, 2001)
  • Graduate Student Paper Award: Donnell Butler, Princeton University, for “When Race Matters: Racial Variation in College Enrollment Revisited”

    Racial and Ethnic Minorities

  • Oliver Cromwell Cox Award: Kenneth Neubeck, University of Connecticut, for Welfare Racism: Playing the Race Card Against America’s Poor (Routledge, 2001)

    Rational Choice

  • James S. Coleman Award for Outstanding Book: David Willer, University of South Carolina, for Network Exchange Theory (Praeger, 2001)

    Science, Knowledge, and Technology

  • Robert K. Merton Professional Award: Helen Longino, University of Minnesota, for The Fate of Knowledge (Princeton University Press, 2001)
  • Hacker-Mullins Graduate Student Award: Kjersten Clare Bunker, Stanford University, for “Patterns of Discrimination in Public and Private Science: The Effects of Gender and Discipline” and Park Doing, Cornell University, for “‘Lab Hands’ and the ‘Scarlet O’: On Models, Identities, and Technology Studies”

    Sex and Gender

  • Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award: Kimberly Richman, University of California-Irvine, for “Lovers, Legal Strangers, and Parents Negotiating Parental and Sexual Identity in Family Law”
  • Distinguished Book Award: Pierette Hondagneu-Sotelo, University of Southern California, for Domestica: Immigrant Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadow of Affluence (University of California Press, 2001)
  • Distinguished Article Award: Judith Stacey, University of California-Davis and Timothy Biblarz, University of California, Los Angeles, for “(How) Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter?” (American Sociological Review, 2001)
  • Martin Levine Dissertation Award: Jeff Sweat, University of California-Davis, “Queer Coalitions and Identity Work”

    Social Psychology

  • Cooley-Mead Award: Bernard P. Cohen, Stanford University
  • Graduate Student Paper Award: Reef Radford Youngreen and Christopher D. Moore, University of Iowa

    Sociological Practice

  • Student Practitioner Award: Kirsten Sletten, St. Cloud State University
  • William Foote Whyte Distinguished Career Award: Julia Mayo, St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers

    Sociology and Computers

  • Outstanding Contributions to Instruction: Robert Wood, Rutgers University-Camden
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Program, Paper, or Application: Julian Dierkes, University of British Columbia, for The SocioLog: Julian Dierkes’ Comprehensive Guide to Sociology On-Line

    Sociology of Children and Youth

  • Graduate Student Paper Award: Kathryn Gold Hadley, Indiana University, Bloomington, for “Children’s Word Play: Resisting and Accommodating Confucian Values in a Taiwanese Kindergarten Classroom”

    Sociology of Culture

  • Best Book Award: Wendy Griswold, Northwestern University, for Bearing Witness: Readers, Writers, and the Novel in Nigeria (Princeton University Press, 2000)
  • Best Article Award: Vincent Roseignio and William Danaher, Ohio State University, for “Radio and the Mobilization of Textile Workers in the South” (American Sociological Review, 2001) and Marion Fourcade-Gourinchas, Princeton University, for “Politics, Institutional Structures, and the Rise of Economics: A Comparative Study” (Theory and Society, 2001)
  • Best Student Paper Award: Genevieve Zubrzycki, University of Chicago, for “We the Polish Nation: Ethnic and Civic Visions of Nationhood in Post-Communist Constitutional Debates”

    Sociology of Education

  • David Lee Stevenson Graduate Student Award: HyunJoon Park, University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Sociology of Emotions

  • Graduate Student Paper Award: Tim P. Hallett, Northwestern University, for “ Emotional Feedback and Amplification in Social Interaction”
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: David R. Heise, Indiana University
  • Outstanding Recent Contribution Award: Jonathan H. Turner, University of California-Riverside, for On the Origins of Human Emotion: A Sociological Inquiry Into the Evolution of Human Affect (Stanford University Press, 2000)

    Sociology of the Family

  • Distinguished Career Award of Scholarship and Service Award: Alan Booth, Pennsylvania State University
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award: Matthew Weinshenker, University of Chicago, for “Imagining Family Roles: Parental Influence on the Expectations of Adolescents in Dual-Career Families” and Lori Wiebold-Lippisch, University of Kansas, for “The Ungloried Self: Identity Transformation of Parental Caregivers”
  • William J. Goode Best Book Award: Glen H. Elder, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Rand D. Conger, University of California-Davis, for Children of the Land: Adversity and Success in Rural America

    Sociology of Law

  • Graduate Student Essay Award: Devah Pager, University of Wisconsin, for “The Mark of a Criminal Record”
  • Undergraduate Student Essay Competition: Yen P. Nguyen, University of California-Santa Barbara, for “Creating Computer Crime Units.”

    Sociology of Mental Health

  • Leonard I. Pearlin Award for Distinguished Contributions: Bruce Link, Columbia University

    Sociology fo Population

  • Otis Dudley Duncan Book Award: Richard Rogers, University of Colorado, Robert Hummer, University of Texas-Austin, and Charles Nam, Florida State University, for Living and Dying in the USA: Behavioral, Health, and Social Differentials in Adult Mortality and Lynne Casper, National Institutes of Health and Suzanne Bianchi, University of Maryland, for Continuity and Change in the American Family
  • Student Paper Award: Gretchen Livingston, University of Pennsylvania, for “Ties That Bind: Gender, Social Capital, and Economic Outcomes among Mexico-U.S. Migrants”

    Sociology of Religion

  • Distinguished Book Award: John H. Evans, University of California-San Diego, for Playing God: Human Genetic Engineering and the Rationalization of Public Bioethical Debate (University of Chicago Press, 2002)
  • Distinguished Article Award: Mansoor Moaddel, Eastern Michigan University, for “Conditions for Ideological Production: The Origins of Islamic Modernism in India, Egypt, and Iran” (Theory and Society, 2001)
  • Graduate Student Paper Award: Kelly Besecke, Colorado College, for “Religion as a Societal Conversation about Transcendent Meaning “

    Sociology of Sexualities

  • Outstanding Graduate Student Paper: Meika E. Loe, Colgate University, for “Sex and the Senior Woman: Pleasure and Danger in the Viagra Era” and Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, for Sexuality, Gender, and Race: LGBTs at the Crossroads of Santeria Religious Practices and Beliefs”
  • Simon and Gagnon Award: Martin S. Weinberg, Indiana University

    Teaching and Learning in Sociology

  • Hans O. Mauksch Award: Carol Jenkins, Glendale Community College


  • Theory Prize: R.S. Perinbanayagam, Hunter College of the City University of New York, for The Presence of Self (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000)
  • Edward Shils-James Coleman Memorial Award: Adam Isaiah Green, New York University, for “Gay But Not Queer: Toward a Post-Queer Study of Sexuality”