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Global and Transnational Sociology Award Recipient History

Section on Global and Transnational Sociology Best Book Award by an International Scholar

2019: Elaine Lynn-EE Ho, Citizens in Motion: Emigration, Immigration, and Re-migration Across China's Borders. Stanford University Press. 2018.

2015: Grégoire Mallard, “Crafting the Nuclear Regime Complex (1950–1975): Dynamics of Harmonization of Opaque Treaty Rules,” European Journal of International Law 25(2): 445-472. 2014.

2014: Eeva Luhtakallio, University of Helsinki, Practicing Democracy: Local Activism and Politics in France and Finland. Palgrave MacMillan. 2012.


Section on Global and Transnational Sociology Best Graduate Student Paper Award

2020: Omri Tubi, Northwestern University, “Kill me a Mosquito and I Will Build a State: Political Economy and the Socio-Technicalities of Jewish Colonization in Palestine, 1922-1940”

2020 Honorable Mention: Minwoo Jung, USC, “Mobilizing ‘the International’: Reluctant Universalism and Pan-Ethnic Regionalism in the South Korean LGBT Movement”

2019: Andy Scott Chang, “Producing the Self-Regulating Subject: Liberal Protection in Indonesia’s Migration Infrastructure,” Pacific Affairs 91(4):695-716. 2018.

2018: Jake Watson, "Family Ideation, Immigration, and the Racial State: Explaining Divergent Family Reunification Policies in Britain and the U.S.," Ethnic and Racial Studies 41(2):324-342. 2018.

2018 Honorable Mention: Tara Gonsalves and Kristopher Velasco, "Understanding Transnational LGBT Network Formation: Evidence from Europe"

2017: Tania DoCarmo, “UN Workspace and the Institutionalization of Human Trafficking as a Contemporary Phenomenon”

2016: Shai Dromi, “For Good and Country: Nationalism and the Diffusion of Humanitarianism in the Late Nineteenth Century,” The Sociological Review Monographs 64(2):79-97. 2016.

2015: Mohammad Ali Kadivar, “Popular Transitions and the Fate of Young Democracies"

2015: Alexandre White, “Global Risks, Divergent Pandemics: Contrasting Responses to Bubonic Plague and Smallpox in 1901 Cape Town,” Social Science History 42(1):135-158. 2018.

2014: Nahoko Kameo, University of California, Los Angeles, "Global Policies and Transnational Repertoires of Action: Rethinking Local Adoption and Decoupling at the Periphery"

2014: Rachael Pierotti, University of Michigan, "Increasing Rejection of Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence of Global Cultural Diffusion," American Sociological Review 78(2):240-265. 2013.

2013: Marco Garrido, “The Ideology of the Dual City: The Modernist Ethic in the Corporate Development of Makati City, Metro Manila,” International Journal for Urban and Regional Research 37(1):165–185. 2013.

2011: Min Zhou, “Multidimensionality and Gravity in Global Trade, 1950-2000,” Social Forces 88(4):1619-1643. 2010.

2010: Patricia Bromley and Susan Garnett Russell, "The Holocaust as History and Human Rights: A Cross-National Analysis of Holocaust Education in Social Science Textbooks, 1970-2008," Prospects 40(1):153-173. 2010.


Section on Global and Transnational Sociology Best Publication Award by an International Scholar

2020: Lorenzo Gabrielli, Emanuel Deutschmann, Fabrizio Natale, Etore Recchi and Michele Vespe for the outstanding article, “Dissecting global air traffic data to discern different types and trends of transnational human mobility,” EPJ Data Sci. 8, 26. 2019. 

2017: Emanuel Deutschmann, "The Spatial Structure of Transnational Human Activity," Social Science Research 59:120-136. 2016.

2016: Monika Krause, The Good Project: Humanitarian Relief NGOs and the Fragmentation of Reason. The University of Chicago Press. 2014.

2014: Eeva Luhtakallio, University of Helsinki, Practicing Democracy: Local Activism and Politics in France and Finland. Palgrave MacMillan. 2012.

2013: Min Zhou, “Participation in International Human Rights NGOs: The Effect of Democracy and State Capacity,” Social Science Research 41(5):1254-1274. 2012.

2011: Cheris Shun-ching Chan, “Creating a Market in the Presence of Cultural Resistance: The Case of Life Insurance in China,” Theory and Society 38(3):271-305. 2009.

2010: Max Haller, Roger Jowell, and Tom W. Smith, editors, The International Social Survey Programme, 1984-2009: Charting the Globe. Routledge. 2009.


Section on Global and Transnational Sociology Best Scholarly Article Award

2020: Alexander Kentikelenis and Sarah Babb, "The Making of Neoliberal Globalization: Norm Substitution and the Politics of Clandestine Institutional Change," American Journal of Sociology
2020 Honorable Mention: Tahseen Shams, "Successful yet Precarious: South Asian Muslim Americans, Islamophobia, and the Model Minority Myth," Sociological Review (December 2019): 1-17.
2020 Honorable Mention: Ghassan Moussawi, "Queer Exceptionalism and Exclusion: Cosmopolitanism and Inequalities in 'Gay Friendly' Beirut," Sociological Review  66 issue: 1, page(s): 174-190

2019: Yan Long, "The Contradictory Impact of Transnational AIDS Institutions on State Repression in China, 1989–2013," American Journal of Sociology 124(2):309-366. 2018.

2019 Honorable Mention: Kiyoteru Tsutsui, "Human Rights and Minority Activism in Japan: Transformation of Movement Actorhood and Local-Global Feedback Loop,” American Journal of Sociology 122(4):1050-1103. 2017.

2018: Jordanna Matlon, "Racial Capitalism and the Crisis of Black Masculinity," American Sociological Review 81(5):1014-1038. 2016.

2017: Dana M. Moss, "Transnational Repression, Diaspora Mobilization, and the Case of the Arab Spring," Social Problems 63(4):480-498. 2016

2016: Kimberly Kay Hoang, "Flirting with Capital: Negotiating Perceptions of Pan-Asian Ascendency and Western Decline in Global Sex Work," Social Problems 61(4):507–529. 2014.

2015: Malcolm Fairbrother,  “Economists, Capitalists, and the Making of Globalization: North American Free Trade in Comparative- Historical Perspective,” American Journal of Sociology 119(5):1324-1379. 2014.

2014: Robert D. Woodberry, National University of Singapore, "The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy," American Political Science Review 106(2):244-274. 2012.

2013: Nitsan Chorev, "Changing Global Norms through Reactive Diffusion: The Case of Intellectual Property Protection of AIDS Drugs," American Sociological Review 77(5):831 –853. 2012.

2012: Colin Beck, Pomona College, “The World-Cultural Origins of Revolutionary Waves: Five Centuries of European Contention,” Social Science History 35(2):167-207. 2011.

2012: Ho-fung Hung, Johns Hopkins University, and Jaime Kucinskas, Indiana University, “Globalization and Global Inequality: Assessing the Impact of the Rise of China and India, 1980–2005,” American Journal of Sociology, 116(5):1478-1513. 2011.

2011: Cheris Shun-ching Chan, “Creating a Market in the Presence of Cultural Resistance: The Case of Life Insurance in China,” Theory and Society 38(3):271-305. 2009.

2011: David John Frank, Bayliss J. Camp, and Stephen A. Boutcher, “Worldwide Trends in the Criminal Regulation of Sex, 1945 to 2005,” American Sociological Review 75(6):867-93. 2010.

2010: Kiyoteru Tsutsui and Hwa Ji Shin, "Global Norms, Local Activism, and Social Movement Outcomes: Global Human Rights and Resident Koreans in Japan," Social Problems 55(3):391-418. 2008.  


Section on Global and Transnational Sociology Best Scholarly Book Award

2020: Marco Z. Garrido, The Patch-Work City: Class, Space, and Politics in Metro Manila. Chicago: University of Chicago Press

2020: Boaventura de Sousa Santos, The End of the Cognitive Empire: The Coming of Age of Epistemologies of the South. Durham: Duke University Press.

2020 Honorable Mention: Nitsan Chorev, Give and Take: Developmental Foreign Aid and The Pharmaceutical Industry in East Africa. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

2019: Michael Levien, Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India. Oxford University Press. 2018.

2019 Honorable Mention: Tim Bartley, Rules without Rights: Land, Labor and Private Authority in the Global Economy. Oxford University Press. 2018.

2018: Ann Swidler and Susan Watkins, A Frought Embrace: The Romance & Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa. Princeton University Press. 2017.

2018 Honorable Mention: Ching Kwan Lee, The Specter of Global China: Politics, Labor and Foreign Investment in Africa. University of Chicago Press. 2017.

2017: Faranak Miraftab, Global Heartland: Displaced Labor, Transnational Lives, and Local Placemaking. Indiana University Press. 2016.

2016:  Hoang, Kimberly Kay, Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work. University of California Press. 2015.

2015: Loveman, Mara, National Colors: Racial Classification and the State in Latin America. Oxford University Press. 2014.

2014: Amy A. Quark, College of William & Mary, Global Rivalries: Standards Wars and the Transnational Cotton Trade. University of Chicago Press. 2013.

2014: Peter Stamatov, Yale University, The Origins of Global Humanitarianism: Religion, Empires, and Advocacy. Cambridge University Press. 2013.

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

2012: Julian Go, Patterns of Empire: The British and American Empires, 1688 to the Present. Cambridge University Press. 2012.

2011: Sarah Babb, Behind the Development Banks: Washington Politics, World Poverty, and the Wealth of Nations. University of Chicago Press. 2009.

2011: Eckstein, Susan Eva, The Immigrant Divide: How Cuban Americans Changed the US and their Homeland. Routledge. 2009.

2010: Terrence C. Halliday and Bruce G. Carruthers, Bankrupt: Global Lawmaking and Systemic Financial Crisis. Stanford University Press. 2009. 


Section on Global and Transnational Sociology Distinguished Career Award

2011: John W. Meyer, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Stanford University

2010: Roland Robertson, Chair in Sociology and Global Society, University of Aberdeen 

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