American Sociological Association

ASA Awards

Each year, ASA recognizes a wide range of contributions to the sociological discipline. Honoring the best, ASA presents awards for outstanding scholarship, teaching, practice, and public understanding of sociology. 

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Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award

Dissertation Award

Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology

Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award

Distinguished Scholarly Book Award

Jessie Bernard Award

Public Understanding of Sociology Award 

W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award


A new timeline for reviewing nominations and selecting winners will be implemented beginning in 2021.


Sorokin Lecture Grant

Grant funding is available to host an ASA award winner for a lecture at a sociological meeting or on an academic campus. Learn more about the Sorokin Lecture Grant

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