American Sociological Association

Section on Comparative and Historical Sociology past award recipients

The Section on Comparative-Historical Sociology's Barrington Moore Book Award

2019: Andreas Wimmer, Nation Building: Why Some Countries Come Together While Others Fall Apart. Princeton University Press. 2018.

2019: Stephanie L. Mudge, Leftism Reinvented: Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism. Harvard University Press. 2018.

2018: Krishan Kumar, Visions of Empire: How Five Imperial Regimes Shaped the World. Princeton University Press. 2017.

2018: Angel Adams Parham, American Routes: Racial Palimpsests and the Transformation of Race. Oxford University Press. 2017.

2018: Daniel Ziblatt, Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy. Cambridge University Press. 2017.

2017: Heather A. Haveman, Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741-1860. Princeton University Press. 2015.

2017: Tianna S. Paschel, Becoming Black Political Subjects: Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil. Princeton University Press. 2016.

2016: Prerna Singh, How Solidarity Works for Welfare: Subnationalism and Social Development in India. Cambridge University Press. 2015. 

2015: Thelen Kathleen, Varieties of Liberalization and the New Politics of Social Solidarity. Cambridge University Press. 2015.

2014: Wenkai He, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Paths toward the Modern Fiscal State. Harvard University Press. 2013.

2014: Cybelle Fox, University of California, Berkeley, Three Worlds of Welfare Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal. Princeton University Press. 2012.

2013: Michael Mann, The Sources of Social Power, volume 3: Global Empires and Revolution 1890-1945. Cambridge University Press. 2012.

2013: Monica Prasad, The Land of Too Much: American Abundance and the Paradox of Poverty. Harvard University Press. 2012.

2012: Yang Su, University of California, Irvine, Collective Killings in Rural China during the Cultural Revolution. Cambridge University Press. 2011.

2011: David Garland, Peculiar Institution: America’s Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. 2010.

2010: Andrew G. Walder, Stanford University, Fractured Rebellion: The Beijing Red Guard Movement. Harvard University Press. 2009.

2009: Karen Barkey, Columbia University, Empire of Difference: The Ottomans in Comparative Perspective. Cambridge University Press. 2008.

2009: Ivan Ermakoff, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Ruling Oneself Out: A Theory of Collective Abdications. Duke University Press Books. 2008.

2008: George Steinmetz, The Devil's Handwriting: Precoloniality and the German Colonial State in Qingdao, Samoa, and Southwest Africa. University of Chicago Press. 2007.

2007: Monica Prasad, The Politics of Free Markets: The Rise of Neoliberal Economic Policies in Britain, France, Germany, and the United States. University of Chicago Press. 2006.

2006: Michael Mann, University of California, Los Angeles, The Dark Side of Democracy: Explaining Ethnic Cleansing. Cambridge University Press. 2004.

2006 Honorable Mention: Eikdo Ikegami, New School for Social Research, Bonds of Civility: Aesthetic Networks and the Political Origins of Japanese Culture. Cambridge University Press. 2005.

2005: Vivek Chibber, New York University, Locked in Place: State-Building and Late Industrialization in India. Princeton University Press. 2003.

2005 Honorable Mention: Elisabeth Jean Wood, Yale University, Insurgent Collective Action and Civil War in El Salvador. Cambridge University Press. 2003.

2003: Jack A. Goldstone, "Efflorescences and Economic Growth in the World History: Rethinking the 'Rise of the West' and the Industrial Revolution," Journal of World History 13(2):323-389. 2002. 

2002: James Mahoney, Brown University, The Legacies of Liberalism: Path Dependence and Political Regimes in Central America. Johns Hopkins University Press. 2002.

2001: Julia Adams, University of Michigan, Culture in Rational-Choice Theories of State Formation. Cornell University Press. 1999.

2000: Anthony W. Marx, Columbia University, Making Race and Nation: A Comparison of the United States, South Africa, and Brazil. Cambridge University Press. 1998.

1999: Jeff Goodwin, New York University, “The Libidinal Constitution of High Risk Social Movement: Affectual Ties and Solidarity in the Huk Rebellion, 1946-54,” American Sociological Review 62(1):53-69. 1997.

1998: Thomas Ertman, Harvard University, Birth of Leviathan: Building States and Regimes in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Cambridge University Press. 1997.

1997: Robin Stryker, Indiana University, “Beyond History Versus Theory: Strategic Narrative and Sociological Explanation,” Sociological Methods & Research 24(3):304-352. 1996.

1997: David Zaret, University of Iowa, “Petitions and the ‘Invention’ of Public Opinion in the English Revolution,” American Journal of Sociology 101(6):1497-1555. 1996.

1995: Julia Adams, “The Familial State: Elite Family Practices and State-Making in Early Modern Netherlands,” Theory and Society 23(4):505-539. 1994.

1995: Roger Gould, “Trade Cohesion, Class Unity, and Urban Insurrection: Artisanal Activism in the Paris Commune,” American Journal of Sociology 98(4):721-754. 1993.

The Section on Comparative-Historical Sociology's Charles Tilly Best Article Award

2019: Barış Büyükokutan, "Elitist by default? Interaction dynamics and the inclusiveness of secularization in Turkish literary milieus," American Journal of Sociology 123(5):1249-1295. 2018.
Christopher Muller, "Freedom and Convict Leasing in the Postbellum South," American Journal of Sociology 124(2):367-405. 2018.

2018: Greta Krippner, "Democracy of Credit: Ownership and the Politics of Credit Access in Late Twentieth-Century America," American Journal of Sociology 123(1):1-47. 2017.

2017: Barry Eidlin, "Why is There No Labor Party in the United States? Political Articulation and the Canadian Comparison, 1932-1948,” American Sociological Review 81(3):488-516. 2016.

2017: Ivan Ermakoff, "The Structure of Contingency," American Journal of Sociology 121(1):64-125. 2015.

2016: Josh Pacewicz, "Playing the Neoliberal Game: Why Community Leaders Left Party Politics to Partisan Activists," American Journal of Sociology 121(3):826-881. 2015.

2015: Melissa Wilde and Sabrina Danielsen, “Fewer and Better Children: Race, Class, Religion, and Birth Control Reform in America,” American Journal of Sociology 119(6):1710-1760. 2014.

2014: Robert Fishman and Omar A. Lizardo, University of Notre Dame, "How Macro-Historical Change Shapes Cultural Taste," American Sociological Review 78(2):213-239. 2013. 

2013: Elisabeth Anderson, "Ideas in Action: The Politics of Prussian Child Labor Reform, 1817-1839," Theory and Society 42(1):81-119. 2012.

2012: Nicolas Hoover Wilson, University of California, Berkeley, "From Reflection to Refraction: State Administration in British India, circa 1770-1855," American Journal of Sociology 116(5):1437-77. 2011.

2011: Danielle Kane and Jung Mee Park, “The Puzzle of Korean Christianity: Geopolitical Networks and Religious Conversion in Early Twentieth-Century East Asia,” American Journal of Sociology 115(2):365-404. 2009.

2011: Andreas Wimmer and Yuval Feinstein, “The Rise of the Nation-State across the World, 1816 to 2001,” American Sociological Review 75(5):764-790. 2010.

2010: Dan Slater, University of Chicago, "Revolutions, Crackdowns, and Quiescence: Communal Elites and Democratic Mobilization in Southeast Asia," American Journal of Sociology 115(1):203-254. 2009.

2009: Cedric de Leon, Providence College, “No Bourgeois Mass Party, No Democracy: The missing Link in Barrington Moore’s American Civil War,” Political Power and Social Theory 19:39-82. 2008.

2008: John F. Padgett and Paul D. McLean, "Organizational Invention and Elite Transformation: The Birth of Partnership Systems in Renaissance Florence," American Journal of Sociology 111(5):1463-568. 2006.

2007: Andreas Wimmer and Brian Min, "From Empire to Nation-State: Explaining Wars in the Modern World, 1816-2001," American Sociological Review 71(6):867-897. 2006. 

2005: Marc Steinberg, "Capitalist Development, the Labor Process, and the Law," American Journal of Sociology 109(2):445-495. 2003.


The Section on Comparative-Historical Sociology's Reinhard Bendix Prize

This award was founded in 1986 as the Section Paper Award. It was later changed to the Best Recent Article Award. Currently, it is called the Reinhard Bendix Prize.

2019: Luciana de Souza Leao “Optics of the State: The Politics of Making Poverty Visible in Brazil and Mexico” (Ph.D. candidate, Columbia University).

2018: Yueran Zhang, "Preempting 'No Taxation without Representation': The Case of Taxing Private Homeownership in China"

2018 Honorable Mention: A.K.M. Skarpelis, "Beyond Aryans: Making Germans in the Nazi Empire"

2018 Honorable Mention: katrina quisumbing king, "The Sources and Political Uses of Ambiguity in Statecraft"

2017: Chengpang Lee and Myung-Sahm Suh, "State-Building and Religion: Explaining the Diverged Path of Religious Change in Taiwan and South Korea, 1950-1980,” American Journal of Sociology 123(2):465-509. 2017.

2016: Mohammad Ali Kadivar, "Mass Mobilization and the Durability of New Democracies," American Sociological Review 83(2):390-417. 2018.

2015: Robert Braun, “Religious Minorities and Resistance to Genocide: The Collective Rescue of Jews in the Netherlands during the Holocaust,” American Political Science Review 110(1):127-147. 2016.

2014: Eric W. Schoon and and Joseph F.West, University of Arizona, “From Prophecy to Practice: Mutual Selection Cycles in the Routinization of Charismatic Authority,” Journal of the Scientific Study of Religion 56(4):781-797. 2017.

2014: Emily A. Marshall, University of Michigan

2012: Carly Knight, Harvard University, “A Voice but Not a Vote: The Case of Surrogate Representation and Social Welfare For Legal Noncitizens Since 1996”

2012: Diana Rodriguez-Franco, Northwestern University, "Internal Wars, Taxation, and State Building," American Sociological Review 81(1):190-213. 2016.

2011: Joshua Bloom, University of California, Los Angeles, “Insurgent Influence on Truman's Civil Rights Policy: A Theoretically Informed Event Structure Analysis”

2010: Anoulak Kittikhoun, Graduate Center, City University of New York, "Small State, Big Revolution: Geography and the Revolution in Laos," Theory and Society 38(1):25-55. 2009.

2009: Ateş Altinordu, Yale University, "The Politicization of Religion: Political Catholicism and Political Islam in Comparison," Politics & Society 38(4):517-551. 2010.

2008: Besnik Pula, University of Michigan, "The Informal Road to State Power: State Building in the Albanian Highlands, 1919-1939"

2007: Anna Paretskaya, The New School, “Middle Class without Capitalism? Socialist Ideology and Post-Collectivist Discourse in Late Soviet Union”

2006: Amy Kate Bailey, University of Washington, “Fertility and Revolution: When Does Political Change Influence Reproductive Behavior?”

2005: Tammy Smith, Columbia University, "Narrative Networks and the Dynamics of Ethnic Conflict and Conciliation," Poetics 35(1):22-46. 2007.

2005 Honorable Mention: Martin Kreidl, University of California, Los Angeles, "Politics and Secondary School Tracking in Socialist Czechoslovakia, 1948-1989," European Sociological Review 20(2):123-139. 2004.

2003: Ho-Fung Hung, Johns Hopkins University

2002: Peter Stamatov, University of California, Los Angeles, “The Political Resources of Performance: Patriotic Uses of Giuseppe Verdi’s Operas in the 1840s”

2001: Chris Bonastia, New York University, “Why Did US Policy Fail During the Nixon Era? Exploring the ‘Industrial Homes’ of Social Policies”

2000: Drew Halfman, New York University, “Policy and Institutional Influences on the Formation of Abortion Policy Regimes in the United State and Great Britain”

2000: Mara Loveman, University of California, Los Angeles, “High-Risk Collective Action: Defending Human Rights in Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina,” American Journal of Sociology 104(2):477-525. 1998.

1999: Jason Kaufman, Harvard University, “Three Views of Associationalism in 19th-Century America: AN Empirical Examination,” American Journal of Sociology 104(5):1296-1345. 1999.

1998: Eric Kaufmann and Oliver Zimmer, London School of Economics, “In Search of the Authentic Nation: Landscape and National Identity in Canada and Switzerland,” Nations and Nationalism 4(4):483-510. 1998.

1997: Steven Pfaff, University of North Carolina, “Collective Identity and Informal Groups in Revolutionary Mobilization: East Germany in 1989,” Social Forces 75(1):91-117. 1996.

1997: Ivan Ermakoff, University of Chicago, “Prelates and Princes: Aristocratic Marriages and Canon Law Prohibitions: Shifts in Norms and Patterns of Domination in the Central Middle Ages,” American Sociological Review 62(3):405-422. 1997.

1995: Katherine Stovel, University of North Carolina, “The Structure of Lynching: Temporal Pattern and Spatial Variation in the Deep South, 1882-1930,” Social Forces 79(3):843-880. 2001.

1995: Dahlia Sabina Elazar, University of California, Los Angeles, “The Making of Italian Fascism: The Seizure of Power, 1919-1922”

1992: Robert V. Gould, "Multiple Networks and Mobilization in the Paris Commune, 1871," American Sociological Review 56(6):716-729. 1991.

1988: Pamela Barnhouse Walters and Philip J. O'Connell, Indiana University, "The Family Economy, Work, and Educational Participation in the United States, 1890-1940," American Journal of Sociology 93(5):1116-1152. 1988.

1987: Ewa Morawska, University of Pennsylvania, "Labor Migrations of Poles in the Atlantic World Economy, 1880-1914," Comparative Studies in Society and History 31(2):237-272. 1989.


The Section on Comparative-Historical Sociology's Theda Skocpol Dissertation Award

The section presents the Theda Skocpol Award every year to the best doctoral dissertation in the area of comparative and historical sociology.

2019: Şefika Kumral, Johns Hopkins University, “Democracy and Violence: Social Origins of Anti-Kurdish Riots in Turkey”

2019 Honorable Mention: Isabel Perera, University of Pennsylvania, “States of Mind: A Comparative and Historical Study on the Political Economy of Mental Health”

2018: Charles Seguin, University of Arizona, "Making a National Crime: The Transformation of U.S. Lynching Politics, 1883-1930," PhD completed at University of North Carolina. 2016.

2017: Robert Braun, "Religious Minorities and Resistance to Genocide: Christian Protection of Jews in the Low Countries during the Holocaust," American Political Science Review 110(1):127-147. 2016. 

2016: Hillary Angelo, "How Green Became Good: Urban Greening as  Social Improvement in Germany's Ruhr Valley"

2015: Alamgir Alena, "Socialist Internationalism at Work: Changes in the Czechoslovak-Vietnamese Labor Exchange Program, 1967-1989"

2014: Sahan Savas Karatasli, John Hopkins University, “Financial Expansions, Hegemonic Transitions, and Nationalism: A Longue Durée Analysis of State-Seeking Nationalist Movements”

2013: Jaeeun Kim, "Colonial Migration and Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea"

2013: Kevan Harris, "The Martyrs Welfare State: Politics of Social Policy in the Islamic Republic of Iran"

2012: Stephan Bargheer, Max Planck Institut-Berlin, "Moral Entanglements: the Emergence and Transformation of Bird Conservation in Great Britain and Germany, 1790-2010"

2011: Robert S. Jansen, University of California, Los Angeles, "Populist Mobilization: Peru in Historical and Comparative Perspective"

2010: Dan Lainer-Vos, Department of Sociology, Columbia University, "Nationalism in Action: The Construction of Irish and Zionist Transatlantic National Networks"

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