American Sociological Association

Section on Evolution, Biology, and Society

Section on Evolution, Biology and Society Best Book Award

2018: Rosemary L. Hopcroft, Evolution and Gender: Why it Matters for Contemporary Life. Routledge. 2016.

2018: Dalton Conley and Jason Fletcher, The Genome Factor: What the Social Genomics Revolution Reveals About Ourselves, Our History, and the Future. Princeton University Press. 2017.

2017: Brea L. Perry, Indiana University, “Gendering Genetics: Biological Contingencies in the Protective Effects of Social Integration for Men and Women,” American Journal of Sociology 121(6):1655-1696. 2016.

2016: Jonathan H. Turner, Richard Machalek, and Alexandra Maryanski, Handbook on Evolution and Society: Toward an Evolutionary Social Science. Paradigm Publishers. 2015.

2012: David D. Franks, Neurosociology: The Nexus Between Neuroscience and Social Psychology. Springer. 2010.

2011: István Back and Andreas Flache, “The Adaptive Rationality of Interpersonal Commitment,” Rationality and Society 20(1):65-83. 2008.

2010: Allan Horwitz, Rutgers University, The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder. Oxford University Press. 2007.

Section on Evolution, Biology and Society Best Student Article Award

2018: Robbee Wedow, "Education, Smoking, and Cohort Change: Forwarding a Multidimensional Theory of the Environmental Moderation of Genetic Effects," forthcoming in American Sociological Review.

2015: Xexuan Liu and Guang Guo, “Lifetime Socioeconomic Status, Historical Context, and Genetic Inheritance in Shaping Body Mass in Middle and Late Adulthood,” American Sociological Review 80(4):705-737. 2015.

2014: Anna Bellatorre, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

2012: Steward Man-Kit Lei and Mary Bond Edmund, University of Georgia, “The Effects of Concentrated Disadvantage, Social Ties, and Genetic Variation on the Antisocial Behavior of African American Women”

2010: David Peterson, Northwestern University, “The Ivy and the Trellis: Agency, Biology and Socialization,” Pp. 293-315 in Advances in Group Processes. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. 2013. 

2006: Jerry Cullum, University of Wyoming, “Selection Pressures on Cultural Contents: The Role of Social Learning, Evolutionary Psychology and Dynamic Social Input in Accounting for the Evolution of Culture”

2005: Daniel E. Adkins, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, "Unified Stratification Theory: Structure, Genome and Status Across Human Societies," Sociological Theory 27(2):99-121. 2009.

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