American Sociological Association

Race, Gender and Class Award Recipient History

The Section on Race, Gender and Class' Distinguished Career Award

2019: Myra Marx Ferree, Alice H. Cook Professor of Sociology (emerita), University of Wisconsin-Madison

2018: Evelyn Nakano Glenn, University of California, Berkeley

2017: Patricia Hill Collins, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland


The Section on Race, Gender and Class' Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award

2019: Ranita Ray, "Identity of Distance: How Economically Marginalized Black and Latina Women Navigate Risk Discourse and Employ Feminist Ideals," Social Problems 65(4):456-472. 2018.

2019 Honorable Mention: Pallavi Banerjee, "Subversive Self-Employment: Intersectionality and Self-Employment among Dependent Visas Holders in the United States,” American Behavioral Scientist 63(2):186-207. 2019.

2019 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.

2018: Jordanna Malton, “Racial Capitalism and the Crisis of Black Masculinity,” American Sociological Review 81(5):1014-1038.

2018 Honorable Mention: Anima Adjepong, “We’re, like, a cute rugby team: How Whiteness and Heterosexuality Shape Women’s Sense of Belonging in Rugby,” International Review for the Sociology of Sport 52(3):209-222.

2018 Honorable Mention: Susila Gurusami, “Working for Redemption: Formerly Incarcerated Black Women and Punishment in the Labor Market,” Gender & Society 31(4):433-456. 2017.

2017: Sabrina Strings, “Obese Black Women as ‘Social Dead Weight’: Reinventing the ‘Diseased Black Woman,'” Signs 41(1):107-130. 2015.

2016: C. Shawn McGuffey, "Rape and Racial Appraisals: Culture, Intersectionality, and Black Women’s Accounts of Sexual Assault," DuBois Review: Social Science Research on Race 10(1):109-130. 2013.

2016: Jennifer Carlson, "Mourning Mayberry: guns, Masculinity, and Socioeconomic Decline," Gender and Society 29(3):386-409. 2015.

2015: 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.

2013: Amy Wilkins, "Becoming Black Women: Intimate Stories and Intersectional Identities," Social Psychology Quarterly 75(2):173-196. 2012.

2012: Catherine E. Harnois, Wake Forest University, Mosi Ifatunji, Univesity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, "Gendered measures, endered Models: toward an intersectional analysis of interpersonal racial discrimination," Ethnic and Racial Studies 34(6):1006-1028. 2011.

2011: Hae Yeon Choo and Myra Marx Ferree, University of Wisconsin, Madison, "Practicing Intersectionality in Sociological Research: A Critical Analysis of Inclusions, Interactions, and Institutions in the Study of Inequalities," Sociological Theory 28(2):129-149.

2010: Adia Harvey Wingfield, University of California, Berkeley, “Racializing the Glass Escalator:Reconsidering Men’s Experiences with Women’s Work,” Gender & Society 23(1):5-26. 2009.

2009: Myra Marx Ferree, University of Wisconsin, Madison, "Inequality, Intersectionality and the Politics of Discourse: Framing Feminist Alliances" Pp. 86-105 in The Discursive Politics of Gender Equality: Stretching, bending, and policymaking. Routledge. 2009.

2008: Natalia Sarkisian, Boston College, Mariana Gerena, Northeastern University, Naomi Gerstel, University of Massachusetts, "Extended Family Integration Among Euro and Mexican Americans: Ethnicity, Gender, and Class," Journal of Marriage and Family 69(1):40-54. 2007.

2004: Miliann Kang, Women’s Studies Program, University of Massachusetts, "The Managed Hand: The Commercialization of Bodies and Emotions in Korean Immigrant-Owned Nail Salons," Gender & Society 17(6):820-839. 2003.

2001: Ivy Kennelly, George Washington University, “That Single Mother Element: How White Employers Typify Black Women,” Gender & Society 13(2):168-192. 1999.

2000: Elisa Facio, University of Colorado, “Jineterismo During the Special Period,” Global Development Studies 1(3-4):57-78. 1998-1999.


The Section on Race, Gender and Class' Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award

2004: Juan Battle, Women Without Class: Girls, Race, and Identity. University of California Press. 2002.

2001: Bart Landry, University of Maryland, Black Working Wives: Pioneers of the American Family Revolution. University of California Press. 2000.


The Section on Race, Gender, and Class' Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award

2019: Karida L. Brown, Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia. University of North Carolina Press. 2018.

2019 Honorable Mention: Ranita Ray, The Making of Teenage Service Class: Poverty and Mobility in an American City. University of California Press. 2017.

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

2018 Honorable Mention: Maria Krysan and Kyle Crowder, Cycle of Segregation: Social Processes and Residential Segregation. Russell Sage Foundation. 2017

2017: Riche' J. Daniel Barnes, Raising the Race: Black Career Women Redefine Marriage, Motherhood and Community. Rutgers University Press. 2015.

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

2016: Carla Shedd, Unequal City: Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice. Russell Sage Foundation. 2015. 

2015: Laurie Cooper Stoll, Race and Gender in the Classroom: Teachers, Privilege and Enduring Social Inequalities. Lexington Books. 2013.

2014: Adia Harvey Wingfield, Georgia State University, No More Invisible Man: Race and Gender in Men’s Work. Temple University Press. 2013.

2013: Lorena Garcia, University of Illinois, Chicago, Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself: Latina Girls and Sexual Identity. New York University Press. 2012.

2012: Alondra Nelson, Columbia University, Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination. University of Minnesota Press. 2011.

2012: Jennifer Jihye Chun, University of British Columbia, Organizing at the Margins: The Symbolic Politics of Labor in South Korea and the United States. Cornell University Press. 2009.

2011: Miliann Kang, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, The Managed Hand: Race, Gender, and the Body in Beauty Service Work. University of California Press. 2010.

2010: Anna Romina Guevarra, Marketing Dreams, Manufacturing Heroes: The Transnational Labor Brokering of Filipino Workers. Rutgers University Press. 2009.

2010: Jody Miller, Getting Played: African American Girls, Urban Inequality. New York University Press. 2008.

2009: Amy Wilkins, University of Colorado, Boulder, Wannabes, Goths and Christians: The Boundaries of Sex, Style and Status. University of Chicago Press. 2008.

2009: Jessica Fields, San Francisco State University, Risky Lessons: Sex Education and Social Inequality. Rutgers University Press. 2008.

2008: Celine-Marie Pascale, American University, Making Sense of Race, Class and Gender. Routledge. 2006.

2008: Dara Strolovitch, Affirmative Advocacy: Race, Class, and Gender in Interest Group Politics. The University of Chicago Press. 2007.

2003: Evelyn Nakano Glenn, University of California, Berkeley, Unequal Freedom: How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship and Labor. Harvard University Press. 2004.

2002: Kenneth Nuebeck and Noel A. Cazenave, University of Connecticut, Welfare Racism: Playing the Race Card Against America’s Poor. Routledge. 2001.

2000: Elaine Bell Kaplan, University of Southern California, Not Our Kind of Girl: Unraveling the Myths of Black Teenage Motherhood. University of California Press. 1997.

The Section on Race, Gender and Class' Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award

2019: Rocío R. García, University of California Los Angeles,” Latinx Feminist Politicmaking: On the Messiness of Collective Action”

2018: Shannon Malone Gonzalez, University of Texas, "Black Girls and the Talk: Policing, Parenting, and the (re)Production of Social Class"

2018 Honorable Mention: Annie Hikido, University of California, Santa Barbara, "Engendering Safety and Displacing Danger in South Africa"

2017: Felipe A. Dias, “How Skin Color, Class Status, and Gender Intersect in the Labor Market: Evidence from a Field Experiment”

2016: Susila Gurusami, "Motherwork under the State: The Maternal Labor of Formerly Incarcerated Black Women," Social Problems, online. 2018.

2015: Monica Bell, “From Legal Cynicism to Situational Trust”

2013: Alexis McCurn, University of California, Santa Barbara, “'Keeping It Fresh': How Young Black Women Negotiate Self-Representation and Controlling Images in Urban Space," City & Community 17(1):134-149. 2018.

2012: Oluwakemi Balogun, University of California, Berkeley, "Cultural and Cosmopolitan: Idealized Femininity and Embodied Nationalism in Nigerian Beauty Pageants," Gender & Society 26(3):357-381. 2012.

2011: Alexander Lu, Indiana University, "Intersections of Discrimination in Immigration Law: Narrating Chinese Women’s Experiences during the Chinese Exclusion Era"

2010: Debra Guckenheimer, "Unity and Invisible Identities: Toward an Intersectional Analysis of Israeli Society"

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

2008: Glenda Flores, University of Southern California, "The Paradox of Race at the Workplace: Latina Teachers Navigating Racial/Ethnic Tensions and Opportunities on the Job"

2008: Eran Shor, Stony Brook University, “Contested Masculinities: The New Jew and the Construction of Black and Palestinian Athletes in Israeli Media," Journal of Sport and Social Issues 32(3):255-277. 2008.

2007: Oscar F. Gil-Garcia, University of California, Santa Barbara, “The Rural Women’s Movement: Engendering Democracy in Post-Apartheid South Africa”

2006: Raine Dozier, University of Washington, “Accumulating Disadvantage: The Growth in the Black-White Wage Gap Among Women,” Journal of African American Studies 14(3):279-301. 2010.

2005: Sarah A. Damaske, New York University, "Brown Suits Need Not Apply: The Transition from School to Work in a College Career Center," Sociological Forum 24(2):402-424. 2009.

2005: Angie Beeman, University of Connecticut, "Emotional Segregation: An Analysis of Institutional Racism in U.S. Films," Ethnic and Racial Studies 30(5):687-712. 2007.

2005: Jessica Holden Sherwood, North Carolina State University, "Not Multicultural, Just Diverse: Racial Discourse in Exclusive Country Clubs"

2004: Smitha Radhakrishnan

2004 Honorable Mention: Kumiko Nemoto

2002: Donnell Butler, Princeton University, “When Race Matters: Racial Variation in College Enrollment Revisited”

2001: Natalia Sarkisian, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, “More of Less Kin: Assessing the Debates on Kin Support in European and African American Families”

2000: Celine-Maria Pascale, University of California, Santa Cruz, “All in a Day's Work: A Feminist Analysis of Identity and Inequality in Class Theory,” Race, Gender & Class 8(2):34-59. 2001.

1999: Ed Collom, University of California, Riverside, “Segregation and Segmentation: Race and Gender as Determinants of Class Location”

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