American Sociological Association

Labor and Labor Movements Award Recipient History

Labor and Labor Movements / Critical Sociology Best Student Paper Award

2020: Yewon Andrea Lee, “Organizing Workers Beyond the Factory Walls: Self-Employed Tenant Shopkeepers in Seoul Subverting Urban Spaces for Workers’ Power”

2018: Katy Fox-Hodess, University of California-Berkeley, “Worker Power, Trade Union Strategy and International Connections: A Cross-National Comparison of Dockworker Unionism in Latin America”

2018: Pablo Gastón, Rutgers University, “The Strike and the Moral Economy of Care: The Moral Dilemmas of Economic Conflict in California Hospitals, 1946-1974”

2017: Manuel Rosaldo, “Revolution in the Garbage Dump: The Political and Economic Foundations of the Colombian Recycler Movement, 1986-2011,” Social Problems 63(3):351-72. 2016.

2016: Katherine Maich, “Collective [Dis]Empowerment: Gendered Divisions and the Organization of Worker Centers”

2016: Brian Halpin, “Subject to Change Without Notice: Mock Schedules and Flexible Employment in the United States,” Social Problems (62):419–438. 2015.

2015: Jane McAlevey, Graduate Center, City University of New York, “The Crisis of New Labor and Alinsky’s Legacy,” Politics & Society 43(3):415-441. 2015.

2013: Barry Eidlin, "Class vs. Special Interest: Labor Regimes and Union Strength in the United States and Canada, 1911-2011," Politics & Society 43(2):181-211. 2015.

2013: Madison Van Oort, “Post-Recession Governmentalities: Neoliberalism, Job Searching, and Comparative Control in Minneapolis”

2012: Shinji Kojima, University of Hawaii, Manoa, “Why Do Temp Workers Work as Hard as They Do?: The Process of Embodying the Illusion of Factory Work in Contemporary Japan”

2010: Jennifer Seminatore, "The Consequences of Collective Action: The Blue-Green Coalition and the Emergence of a Polanyian Social Movement"

2009: Anna Wetterburg, University of California, Berkeley, "Codes, Coercion and Culture: Explaining Labor Self- Regulation in the Apparel Industry"

2007: Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito, University of Wisconsin, “Sewing Resistance: Transnational Organizing, Anti-Sweatshop Activism, and Labor Rights in the US-Caribbean Basin Apparel Industry (1990-2005)”

2006: Barry Eidlin, University of California, Berkeley, “State Coersion and the Rise of U.S. Business Unionism: The Counterfactual Case of Minneapolis Teamsters”

2005: David Fitzgerald, University of California, Los Angeles, "Mexican State Responses to Labor Emigration, 1900-2004"

2004: Jeffrey Sallaz, "Manufacturing Concessions: Attritionary Outsourcing at GM's Lordstown, USA Assembly Plant," Work, Employment and Society 18(4):687-708. 2004.

2004 Honorable Mention: Teresa Sharpe, "Union Democracy and Successful Campaigns"

2004 Honorable Mention: Jason Moore, "Remaking Work, Remaking Space, Spaces of Production and Accumulation in the Reconstruction of American Capitalism, 1865-1920,” Antipode 34(2):176-204. 2002.


The Section on Labor and Labor Movements' Distinguished Scholarly Article Award

2020: Gretchen Purser, “Day Labor Agencies, Backdoor Hires and the Spread of Unfree Labor”, Anthropology of Work Review.

2020 Honorable Mention: Manuel Rosaldo, “The Antinomies of Successful Mobilization: Colombian Recyclers Manoeuvre between Dispossession and Exploitation,” Development and Change.

2018: Katy Fox-Hodess, "(Re-)Locating the Local and National in the Global: Multi-Scalar Political Alignment in Transnational European Dockworker Union Campaigns," British Journal of Industrial Relations 55(3):626-654. 2017

2018 Honorable Mention: Hae Yeon Choo, "In the Shadow of Working Men: Gendered Labor and Migrant Rights in South Korea," Qualitative Sociology 39(4):353-373. 2016.  

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

2016: Daniel Scheider and Adam Reich, "Marrying Ain't Hard When You Got a Union Card? Labor Union Membership and First Marriage," Social Problems 61(4):625-643. 2014.

2015: Jeffrey J. Sallaz, “Permanent Pedagogy: How Post-Fordist Firms Generate Effort but Not Consent,” Work and Occupations 42(1):3-34. 2015.

2013: Jake Rosenfeld and Meredith Kleykamp, “Organized Labor and Racial Wage Inequality in the United States,” American Journal of Sociology 117(5):1460-1502. 2012.

2012: Heather Thompson, Temple University, “Rethinking Working-Class Struggle through the Lens of the Carceral State: Toward a Labor History of Inmates and Guards,” Labor: Working Class Studies of the Americas 8(3):15-45. 2011.

2011: Jane L. Collins and Victoria Mayer, Both Hands Tied: Welfare Reform and the Race to the Bottom of the Low-Wage Labor Market. University of Chicago Press. 2010.

2010: Jeffrey Haydu, University of California, San Diego, Citizen employers: Business Communities and Labor in Cincinnati and San Francisco, 1870-1916. Cornell University Press. 2008.

2010: Jeffrey Salaz, University of Arizona, The Labor of Luck: Casino Capitalism in the United States and South Africa. University of California Press. 2009.

2010: Larry Issac, Joshua Page, and Jennnifer Seminatore

2009: Paul Almeida, Texas A&M University, "The Sequencing of Success: Organizing Templates and Neoliberal Policy Outcomes," Mobilization: The International Quarterly 13(2):165-187.

2006: Tamara Kay, Harvard University, "Labor Transnationalism and Global Governance: the Impact of NAFTA on Transnational Labor Relationships in North America,” American Journal of Sociology 111(3):715-756. 2005.

2006 Honorable Mention: Ben Cornwell and Jill Harrison, “Union Members and Voluntary Associations: Membership Overlap and a Case of Organizational Embeddedness,” American Sociological Review 69(6):862-881. 2004.

2005: Steven Henry Lopez, The Ohio State University, Reorganizing the Rust Belt: An Inside Study of the American Labor Movement. University of California Press. 2004.

2005 Honorable Mention: Chun Soonok, They Are Not Machines: Korean Women Workers and Their Fight for Democratic Trade Unionism in the 1970s. Ashgate Publishing. 2003.

2005 Honorable Mention: Beverly Silver, Johns Hopkins University, Forces of Labor: Workers' Movements and Globalization Since 1870. Cambridge University Press. 2003.

2004: Rick Fantasia, "Dictatorship OVER the Proletariat: Deprivations of Work and Labor in the United States,"Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales 138:3-18. 2001.

2004 Honorable Mention: Moon-Kie Jung, "Interracialism: The Ideological Transformation of Hawaii's Working Class," American Sociological Review 68(3):373-400. 2003.

2004 Honorable Mention: Marc Dixon and Vincent Roscigno, "Status, Networks, and Social Movement Participation: The Case of Striking Workers," American Journal of Sociology 108(6):1292-1327. 2003.

Section on Labor and Labor Movements Distinguished Scholarly Monograph Award

2020: Erynn Masi de Casanova, Dust and Dignity: Domestic Employment in Contemporary Ecuador, ILR Press, 2019

2017: Chad Broughton, Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Cities. Oxford University Press. 2015. 

2017: Steve Viscelli, Big Rig: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream. University of California Press. 2016.

2016: Vanesa Ribas, On the Line: Slaughterhouse Live and the Making of the New South. University of California Press. 2015.

2015: Dan Clawson and Naomi Gerstel, Unequal Time: Gender, Class and Family in Employment Schedules. Russell Sage Foundation. 2014.

2014: Jamie K. McCallum, Middlebury College, Global Unions, Local Power: The New Spirit of Transnational Labor Organizing. Cornell University Press. 2013.

2013: Chris Rhomberg, The Broken Table. Russell Sage Foundation. 2012.

2012: Rhacel Parrenas, University of Southern California, Illicit Flirtations: Labor, Migration, and Sex Trafficking in Tokyo. Stanford University Press. 2011.

2010: Jefferey Salaz, Labor of Luck: Casino Capitalism in the United States and South Africa. University of California Press. 2009.

2010: Jeffrey Haydu, Citizen Employers: Business Communities and Labor in Cincinnati and San Francisco, 1870-1916. Cornell University Press. 2008.

2009: Edward Webster, University of the Witwatersrand, Rob Lambert, University of Western Australia, Andries Bezuidenhout, University of the Witwatersrand, Grounding Globalization: Labour in the Age of Insecurity. Blackwell Press. 2008.

2008: Ching Kwan Lee, University of Michigan, Against the Law: Labor Protests in China’s Rustbelt and Sunbelt. University of California Press. 2007.

2007: Steven McKay, Satanic Mills or Silicon Islands? The Politics of High-Tech Production in the Philippines. Cornell University Press. 2006.

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