American Sociological Association

Latina/Latino Sociology Section Award Recipients

Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research

2019: Sylvia Zamora, Celia Lacayo, “Perpetual Inferiority: Whites' Racial Ideology Towards Latinos,” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 3(4):566-579. 2017.

2019: “Mexican Illegality Black Citizenship and White Power: Immigrant Perceptions of the US Socioracial Hierarchy,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 44(11):1897-1914. 2018.

2019 Honorable Mention: Hana Brown, Jennifer Jones, and Andréa Becker, “The Racialization of Latino Immigrants in New Destinations- Criminality Ascription and Countermobilization,” The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences 4(5):118-140. 2018.

2017: Stephanie L. Canizales, "American Individualism and the Social Incorporation of Unaccompanied Guatemalan Maya Young Adult in Los Angeles," Ethnic and Racial Studies 38(10):1831-1847. 2015.

2017: Juan Herrera, "Racialized Illegality: The Regulation of Informal Labor and Space," Latino Studies 14(3):320-343. 2016.

2016: Laura E. Enriquez, “Multigenerational Punishment: Shared Experience of Undocumented Immigration Status within Mixed-Status Families,” Journal of Marriage and Family 77(4):939-953. 2015.

2010: Jessica Vazquez, University of Kansas at Lawrence, and Christopher Wetzel, Stonehill College

2010: Tomás Jiménez, Stanford University

2009: C. Allison Newby, New Mexico State University, and Julie A. Dowling, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2008: Tanya Golash-Boza, University of Kansas, “Dropping the Hyphen? Becoming Latino(a)-American through Racialized Assimilation,” Social Forces 85(1):27-55. 2006.

2007: Cecilia Menjivar, Arizona State University, “Liminal Legality: Salvadoran and Guatemalan Immigrants’ Lives in the United States,” American Journal of Sociology 111(4):999-1037. 2006.

2006: Award not given

2005: Rogelio Saenz, Texas A&M University

2004: Edward Murguia, Texas A&M University

2003: Ramiro Martinez, Florida International University, and Ricardo Stanton-Salazar, University of Southern California

2002: Award not given

2001: Clara Rodriquez, Fordham University

2000: Maxine Baca Zinn, Michigan State University

1999: Award not given

1998: Award not given

Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Service

2007: Denise Segura, University of California-Santa Barbara

2005: Award not given

2004: Award not given

2003: Award not given

2002: Award not given

2001: Alfonso Morales, University of Texas, El Paso

2000: Award not given

1999: Award not given

1998: Award not given

Cristina Maria Riegos Distinguished Student Paper Award

2019: Ariana Valle, "Race and the Empire-state: Puerto Ricans' Unequal U.S. Citizenship," Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 5(1):26–40. 2019.

2018: Stephanie Canizales, Texas A&M University, “Support and Setback: How Religion and Religious Organizations shape the incorporation of unaccompanied indigenous youth”

2017: Armand Rene Gutierrez, "The Determinants of Remittances among the Children of Mexican- and Filipino-American Migrants"

2016: Kevin Estep, "Constructing a Language Problem: Status-based Power Devaluation and the Threat of Immigrant Inclusion" Sociological Perspectives 60(3):437-458. 2016.

2010: Gladys Garcia-Lopez, University of California, Santa Barbara, “‘Nunca Te Toman En Cuenta [They never Take You Into Account]’: The Challenge of Inclusion and Strategies for Success of Chicana Attorneys,” Gender & Society 22(5):590-612. 2008.

2009: Laura Lopez-Sanders, Stanford University, “Trapped at the Bottom: Racialized and Gendered Labor Queues in New Immigrant Destinations”

2008: Glenda M. Flores, University of Southern California, “The Paradox of Race at the Workplace: Latina Teachers Navigating Racial/Ethnic Tensions and Opportunities on the Jobs”

2007: Oscar F. Gil-Garcia, University of California, Santa Barbara, “Migration Politics and Human Rights: Redefining the Camera as Collaborative Technology in Transnational Communities,” The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge & Society, Volume 2. 2007.

2006: Christina A. Sue, University of California, Los Angeles, “Assimilation and Gender in Latino Naming Practices,” American Journal of Sociology 112(5):1383-1415. 2007.

2005: Victor M. Rios, University of California, Berkeley

2004: Leisy Abrego, University of California, Los Angeles

2003: Rachel Munoz and Natalia Sarkisian, University of Massachusetts

2002: Award not given

2001: Kim M. Loyd, University of Albany, “Latino Nuptial Behavior: Evidence of Ethno-racial Assortative Mating in the United States”

2000: Award not given

1999: Award not given

1998: Julie Dowling, University of Texas-Austin, “Split at the Root: The Construction of Ethnic Identity in Persons of Mixed Mexican-American and Anglo Heritage”

1997: Award not given

1996: Award not given

1995: Cristina Riegos, Brown University, “The Fire Esta Vez”

Distinguished Contributions to Scholarship Book Awards

2019: Amada Armenta, Protect, Serve, and Deport: The Rise of Policing as Immigration Enforcement. University of California Press. 2017.

2019: Greg Prieto, Immigrants Under Threat: Risk and Resistance in Deportation Nation. NYU Press. 2018.

2018: Hector Carrillo, Pathways of Desire: The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men. University of Chicago Press. 2017.

2018 Honorable Mention: Glenda M. Flores, Latina Teachers: Creating Careers and Guarding Culture. New York University Press. 2017.

2017: Joanna Dreby, Everyday Illegal: When Policies Undermine Immigrant Families. University of California Press. 2015.

2016: Leisy Abrego, Sacrificing Families: Navigating Laws, Labor, and Love Across Borders. Stanford University Press. 2014.

2016: Tanya Golash-Boza, Deported: Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor, and Global Capitalism. New York University Press. 2015.

2010: Jacqueline Hagan, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Migration Miracle: Faith, Hope, and Meaning on the Undocumented Journey. Harvard University Press. 2008.

2009: Jose Itzigsohn, Encountering American Faultlines: Race, Class, and the Dominican Experience in Providence. Russel Sage Foundation. 2009.

2009: Edward Telles and Vilma Ortiz, Generations of Exclusion: Mexican Americans, Assimilation and Race. Russel Sage Foundation. 2009.

2008: Robert Courtney Smith, Mexican New York: Transnational Lives of New Immigrants. University of California Press. 2006.

2008: Milagros Pena, Activists Across Borders, Women's Grassroots Organizing in Mexico and Texas. Duke University Press. 2007.

2006: Ana Ramos-Zayas, Nationalist Performances: Race, Class, and Space in Puerto Rican Chicago. University of Chicago Press. 2003.

2004: Award not given

2003: Award not given

2002: Pierette Hondagneu-Sotelo, University of Southern California, Domestica: Immigrant Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadow of Affluence. University of California Press. 2001.

2001: Award not given

2000: Mary Pardo, California State University, Mexican American Women Activists: Identity and Resistance in Two Communities. Temple University Press. 1998.

Julian Samora Distinguished Career Award

Changed to Julian Samora Distinguished Career Award in 2009

2018: Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, University of Southern California

2017: Rubén Rumbaut, University of California, Irvine

2016: Norma Chinchilla, California State University, Long Beach

2010: Cecilia Menijívar, Arizona State University

2009: Silvia Pedraza, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

2008: Edward E. Telles, University of California, Los Angeles

The Section on Latina/o Sociology's Founders' Award

2019: Denise Segura, University of California, Santa Barbara

2017: Rodolfo Alvarez, University of California, Los Angeles

2016: Jorge Chapa, University of Illinois

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