American Sociological Association

History of Sociology Award Recipient History

Section on the History of Sociology Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award

2020: Chad Alan Goldberg, Modernity and the Jews in Western Social Thought, The University of Chicago Press. 

2020: Grégoire Mallard, Gift Exchange: The Transnational History of a Political Idea, Cambridge University Press.  

2019: Stefan Bargheer, “The Invention of Theory: A Transnational Case Study of the Changing Status of Max Weber’s Protestant Ethic Thesis,” Theory and Society 46(6):497-541. 2017.

2018: Aldon Morris, Northwestern University, The Scholar Denied: W.E.B Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology. University of California Press. 2015.

2017: Alvaro Santana-Acuña, “Social Monads, Not Social Facts: Gabriel Tarde’s Tool for Sociological Analysis,” Pp. 141-158 in Sociological Amnesia: Cross-Currents in Disciplinary History. Routledge. 2015.

2016: Johan Heilbron, French Sociology. Cornell University Press. 2015.

2013: Lawrence T. Nichols, University of West Virginia, "Sorokin as a Lifelong Russian Intellectual: The Enactment of a Historically Rooted Sensibility," The American Sociologist 43(4):374-405. 2012.

2012: Lawrence A. Scaff, Wayne State University, Max Weber in America. Princeton University Press. 2012.

2011: Award not given

2010: Filipe Carreira da Silva, Center for Social Studies, University of Lisbon, Mead and Modernity: Science, Selfhood and Democratic Politics. Lexington Books. 2008.

2009: Mary Jo Deegan, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Self, War, and Society: George Herbert Mead's Macrosociology. Transaction Publishers. 2008.

2009: Chad Alan Goldberg, University of Wisconsin, Madison, “Introduction to Emile Durkheim's ‘Anti-Semitism and Social Crisis,’” Sociological Theory 26(4):299-323. 2008.

2008: Mary Jo Deegan, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, "The Human Drama Behind the Study of People as Potato Bugs: The Curious Marriage of Robert E. Park and Clara Cahill Park," Journal of Classical Sociology 6(1):101-122. 2006.

2007: Craig Calhoun, Sociology in America: A History. University of Chicago Press 2007.

2006: Anthony J. Blasi, Tennessee State University, Diverse Histories of American Sociology. Brill Academic Publishers. 2005.

2005: Michael R. Hill and Mary Jo Deegan (Editors), Social Ethics: Sociology and the Future of Society by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2004.

2004: Award not given

2003: Mary Jo Deegan, University of Nebraska, Race, Hull House, and the University of Chicago. Praeger. 2002.

The Section on the History of Sociology's Graduate Student Paper Award

2020: Romulo Lelis, "The Great Transformation: The Durkheimian Sociology of Religion from Emile Durkheim to Henri Hubert" 

2019: Hannah Weight, Princeton University, “Mobility Knowledge in the Anglo-American Social Sciences, 1887-1950”

2018: Dustin Stoltz, University of Notre Dame, "How to Become a Dominant Misinterpreted Source: The Case of Ferdinand de Saussure in Cultural Sociology"

2017: Taylor Paige Winfield, “Rereading Durkheim in Light of Jewish Law: How a Rabbinic Thought-Model Shapes His Scholarship”

2015: Álvaro Santana-Acuña, "Outside Structures: Smithian Sentiments and Tardian Monads," The American Sociologist 46(2):194-218. 2015.

2014: Ben Merriman, "Three Conceptions of Spatial Locality in Chicago School Sociology (and Their Significance Today)," The American Sociologist 46(2):269-287. 2015.

2013: B. Robert Owens, University of Chicago, "The Concept of Laboratory in Early American Sociology"

2012: Daniel R. Huebner, University of Chicago, “William Jerusalem’s Sociology of Knowledge in the Dialogue of Ideas”

2011: Bijan Warner, University of Chicago

2010: Marcus Hunter, Northwestern University, “A DuBoisian Urban Theoretical Framework? Reinterpreting W.E.B. DuBois’s The Philadelphia Negro”

2009: Cristobal Young, Princeton University, "The Emergence of Sociology from Political Economy in the United States: 1890-1940"

2008: Robin Das, Fordham University, "The Academic Marginalization of Werner Stark"

2007: Award not given

2006: Johnathan Dirk VanAntwerpen, University of California, Berkeley, “Empiricism, Interactionism, and Epistemological Authority: reexamining Blumer’s Early Sociological Practice”

2005: Ryan Light, The Ohio State University, "Balkanized or Boundless: The Dynamic Idea Boundaries of American Sociology"

2004: Michael DeCesare, University of Massachusetts, "Apathetic, Active or Antagonistic? A History of the American Sociological Association's Involvement in High School Sociology," The American Sociologist 35(1):102-123. 2004.

2003: Ross E. Mitchell, University of Alberta, “Thorstein Veblen: Pioneer in Environmental Sociology,” Organization & Environment 14(4):389-408. 2001.


The Section on the History of Sociology's Lifetime Achievement Award

2020: Marcel Fournier, Université de Montreal

2019: Norbert Wiley, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois

2018: Aldon Morris, Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Northwestern University

2017: Stephen Turner, University of South Florida

2015: Hans Joas, University of Chicago

2014: Steven Lukes, New York University

2013: Donald N. Levine, University of Chicago

2012: Jennifer Platt, University of Sussex, Emeritus Professor of Sociology

2011: Charles Camic, Northwestern University

2010: John Galliher, University of Missouri

2009: Edward Tiryakian, Duke University

2008: Robert Alun Jones, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2007: Guenther Roth

2006: Irving Louis Horowitz, Rutgers University

2005: Susan Hoecker-Drysdale, Professor Emerita, Concordia University and Retired Visiting Professor, Univeristy of Iowa 'for her outstanding career of scholarship and leadership in the History of Sociology

2004: Jack Nusan Porter, University of Massachusetts, Founder and Publisher, Journal of the History of Sociology (1977-1982)

2004: Glenn Jacobs, Lowell University of Massachusetts, Boston, Founding Editor, Journal of the History of Sociology (1977-1982)

2004: Alan Sica, Pennsylvania State University, Editor and Publisher, History of Sociology (1983-1987)

2003: Michael J. Hill

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