American Sociological Association

Section on the Sociology of Body and Embodiment Award Recipients

Section on the Sociology of Body and Embodiment Best Publication Award

2019: Hana E. Brown, Wake Forest University, “Immigrant Bodily Incorporation: How the Physical Body Structures Identity, Mobility, and Transnationalism,” Social Problems 64(1):14-29. 2017.

2019 Honorable Mention: Oluwakemi M. Balogun, University of Oregon, and Kimberly Kay Hoang, University of Chicago, “Political Economy of Embodiment: Capitalizing on Globally Staged Bodies in Nigerian Beauty Pageants and Vietnamese Sex work,” Sociological Perspectives 61(6):953-972. 2018. 

2018: Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, University of South Florida, The Color of Love: Racial Features, Stigma & Socialization in Black Brazilian Families. University of Texas Press. 2015.

2017: Ashley Mears, “Girls as Elite Distinction: The Appropriation of Bodily Capital,” Poetics 53:22–37. 2015.

2016: Heather Laine Talley, Independent Scholar, Saving Face: Disfigurement and the Politics of Appearance. New York University Press. 2014.

2015: Kimberly Kay Hoang, “Competing Technologies of Embodiment: Pan-Asian Modernity and Third World Dependency in Vietnam’s Contemporary Sex Industry,” Gender & Society 28(4):513-536. 2014.

2014: Maxine Leeds Craig, University of California, Davis, Sorry I Don't Dance: Why Men Refuse to Move. Oxford University Press. 2013.

2013: Elise Paradis, “Boxers, Briefs or Bras? Bodies, Gender and Change in the Boxing Gym,” Body & Society 18(2):82-109. 2012. 

2012: Rene Almeling, Yale University, Sex Cells: the Medical Market for Egg and Sperm. University of California Press. 2011.

2011: Samantha Kwan, “Framing the Fat Body: Contested Meanings between Government, Activists, and Industry,” Sociological Inquiry 79(1):25-50. 2009.


Section on the Sociology of Body and Embodiment Graduate Student Paper Award

2019: Renee Shelby, Georgia Institute of Technology, “Techno-Physical Feminism: Surveillance, Anti-Rape Technology and Shifting Risk Paradigms”

2019 Honorable Mention: Kathleen Broussard, University of Texas, Austin, “The Changing Landscape of Abortion Care: Embodied Experiences in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland”

2019 Honorable Mention: Cristina Khan, University of Connecticut, “Constructing Eroticized Latinidad: Negotiating Profitability in the Stripping Industry”

2018: Carley Geiss and Justine Egner, University of South Florida, “’Having a Sexual Outlet Changes Everything:’ Examining Organizational Narratives of Legal Sex workers and Disabled Clients”

2018 Honorable Mention: Kathleen Jensen, University of Texas, Austin, “The Epistemic Logic of Asylum Screening: (Dis)embodiment and the Production of Asylum Knowledge in Brazil”

2018 Honorable Mention: Emily Allen Paine, University of Texas, Austin, “Embodied Disruption: ‘Sorting Out’ Gender and Nonconformity in the Doctor’s Office”

2017: Alka Menon, PhD Candidate, Northwestern University, "Reconstructing Race and Gender in American Cosmetic Surgery," Ethnic and Racial Studies 40(4):597-619. 2016.

2016: Neil Gong, “How to Fight Without Rules: On Civilized Violence in De-Civilized Spaces,” Social Problems 62(4):605-622. 2015.

2015: Sonny Nordmarken, “Radiant Selves, Misgendering Experiences, and Biologized Gender Ideologies”

2014: Paige L. Sweet, University of Illinois, Chicago, "Every Bone in My Body: Domestic Violence and the Diagnostic Body"

2013: Drew Foster, University of Michigan, "Aspirational Habitus, Embodiment, and Sport: Explaining Cross-Class Participation in Aikido"

2012: Alex Thompson, University of Colorado, Boulder, “'Sometimes, I think I might say too much’: Dark Secrets and the Performance of Inflammatory Bowel Disease,” Symbolic Interaction 36(1):21-39. 2013.

2011: Katherine Mason, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley, “Bearing Babies, Bearing Class: Class-Conditioned Agency and the Maternal Body”

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