American Sociological Association

Global and Transnational Sociology Section Award Recipients

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

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

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

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

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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