American Sociological Association

Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities Past Award Recipients

The Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities' Distinguished Early Career Award

2018: G. Cristina Mora, University of California, Berkeley

2016: Joyce M. Bell, University of Minnesota

2014: Matthew Hughey, University of Connecticut

2012: Adia Harvey-Wingfield, Georgia State University

2010: Erica Chito Childs, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York

2010: Tanya Golash Boza, University of Kansas

2009: Nadia Y. Kim, Loyola Marymount University


The Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities' Founders' Award for Scholarship and Service

2019: Nazli Kibria, Boston University

2018:Sharon Collins, University of Illinois, Chicago

2017: Amanda Lewis, University of Illinois at Chicago

2016: Rogelio Saenz, University of Texas, San Antonio

2014: Rodney Coates, Miami University

2013: Joe Feagin, Texas A&M University

2012: Ashley "Woody" Doane, University of Hartford

2011: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

2009: Mary Romero, Arizona State University

The Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities' James E. Blackwell Graduate Student Paper Award

James E. Blackwell Student Paper Award established by action of the Council of the Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities, August 16, 2000: “The section decided to create a new student paper award and allocate $300 as prize for the award. The award was named the James Blackwell Student Paper Award.” (Remarks, Section Newsletter, July 2001, page 5).

2019: Alfredo Huante, “A Lighter Shade of Brown? Racial Formation and Gentrification in Latino Los Angeles"

2019 Honorable Mention: Shannon Malone Gonzalez, Samantha J. Simon, and Katie K. Rogers, “The Diversity Officer: A Comparative Analysis of the Diversity Solution to Legal Cynicism”

2018: katrina quisumbing king, “Recentering U.S. Empire: A Structural Perspective on the Color Line,” forthcoming in Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

2018 Honorable Mention: Yaejoon Kwon, "Transcolonial Racial Formation: Constructing the 'Irish of the Orient' in U.S.-Occupied Korea," Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 3(2):268–281. 2017.

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

2016: Megan Underhill, “'Diversity is Important to Me': White Families and Racial Cultivation"

2014: Natassia Rodriguez, Stanford University, “The Coexistence of Colorist and Categorical Inequality in Elite Institutions”

2013: S. Michael Gaddis, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, “Discrimination in the Credential Society: An Audit Study of Race and College Selectivity in the Labor Market,” Social Forces 93(4):1451-1479. 2015.

2011: Chinyere Osuji, “Boundary Blurring?: Black-White Couples and the Policing of Racial Boundaries in Public Spaces in Rio de Janeiro and Los Angeles”

2009: Matthew W. Hughey, “Navigating the (Dis)similarities of White Racial Projects: The Conceptual Framework of ‘Hegemonic Whiteness,’” Ethnic and Racial Studies 33(8):1289-1309. 2008.

2008: Rashawn Ray, “Getting Off and Getting Intimate: How Normative Institutional Arrangements Structure Black and White Fraternity Men's Approaches Toward Women,” Men and Masculinities 12(5):523-546. 2010.

2007: Ellen Berrey, Northwestern University, "The Diversity Project and the New Terms of Inclusion in the US: Evidence from Three Field Sites"

2006: Douglas Grbic, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Social and Cultural Meanings of Tolerance: Immigration, Incorporation, and identity in Aotearoa New Zealand,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 36(1):125-148. 2010.

2005: Jeffrey C. Dixon, Indiana University

2004: Philip H. Kim, "When Information is Not Enough: Views of Americans Toward Racial Profiling"

2004: Scott Leon Washington, "The Killing Fields Revisited: Lynching and Anti-Miscegenation Legislation in the Jim Crow South, 1882-1930"

2004 Honorable Mention: Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, "On Being a White Person of Color: Using Autoethnography to Understand Puerto Ricans' Racialization," Qualitative Sociology 27(2):179-203.

2003: Etsuko Maruoka-Mg, State University of New York, “The Challenge of the ‘Model’ Minority” Rethinking Ethnic Assimilation”

The Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities' Joe R. Feagin Award for Best Undergraduate Paper

2019: Savannah Scott, Southwestern University, “Medically Policing Black Female Bodies: Black Women’s Experiences with Birth Control in Austin, Texas”

2017: Mahala Miller, "'I Treat Everyone with Respect': Debt Collection Attorneys as Agents of Institutionalized Racism in a Color-blind America"

2013: Kristen Lee and Simon Ho, Duke University, “The Pretty White Lies of Asian America: Racialized Love at an Elite University”

2011: Natassia Rodriquez, “Made it to America, Now What?: Understanding the Educational Achievement Differences among Latino Subgroups”

2007: Peter J Wruck, University of Minnesota, "Learning Apart Together: A ‘Clustered” Framework for Understanding Race in a Modern Suburban High School"

2006: Lauren Hawley, DePaw University, “Language and Ethnicity Formation: Exploring the Identities of Non-Native English Speakers”

2005: HyeJin Kim, University of Notre Dame, "Class, Culture, and Conflict: African American-Korean American Conflict in South Central Los Angeles"

2004: Courtney Carter, Truman State University, "Resettlement and Race: Ethiopian Jews in Israel”

2004: Peter Joseph, George Washington University, “Gender in the Study of Race Riots: Past and Future Avenues of Study”


The Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities' Oliver Cromwell Cox Article Award (for Anti-Racist Scholarship)

2019: Elizabeth Korver-Glenn, University of New Mexico, “Compounding Inequalities: How Racial Stereotypes and Discrimination Accumulate across the Stages of Housing Exchange,” American Sociological Review 83(4):627–656. 2018.

2019: Jennifer C. Mueller, Skidmore College, “Producing Colorblindness: Everyday Mechanisms of White Ignorance,” Social Problems 64(2):219–238. 2017.

2018: Ellis P. Monk, Jr., “The Cost of Color: Skin Color, Discrimination, and Health among African Americans,” American Journal of Sociology 121(2):396-444. 2015.

2018 Honorable Mention: Yaejoon Kwon, "Transcolonial Racial Formation: Constructing the 'Irish of the Orient' in U.S.-Occupied Korea," Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 3(2):268–281. 2017.

2017: Louwanda Evans and Wendy Leo Moore, "Impossible Burdens: White Institutions, Emotional Labor, and Micro-Resistance," Social Problems 62(3):439–454. 2015.

2016: Glenn Bracey, “Toward a Critical Race Theory of State,” Critical Sociology 41(3):553-572. 2015.

2014: Aliya Saperstein, Stanford University, Andrew Penner, University of California, Irvine, “Racial Fluidity and Inequality in the United States,” American Journal of Sociology 118(3):676-727. 2012.

2013: Matthew Desmond, "Eviction and the Reproduction of Urban Poverty," American Journal of Sociology 118(1):88–133. 2012.

2011: Wendy Roth, “Racial Mismatch: The Divergence between Form and Function in Data for Monitoring Discrimination of Hispanics,” Social Science Quarterly 91(5):1288-1311. 2010.

2009: Ann J. Morning, “Reconstructing Race in Science and Society: Biology Textbooks, 1952-2002,” American Journal of Sociology 114(S1):S106-S137. 2008.

2008: Natalia Sarkisian, “Street Men, Family Men: Race and Men’s Extended Family Involvement,” Social Forces 86(2):763-794. 2007.


The Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities' Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award (for Anti-Racist Scholarship)

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

2019: Freeden Blume Oeur, Black Boys Apart: Racial Uplift and Respectability in All-Male Public Schools. University of Minnesota Press. 2018.

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

2018 Honorable Mention: Natasha K. Warikoo, The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions and Meritocracy at Elite Universities. University of Chicago Press. 2016.

2018 Honorable Mention: Chris Zepeda-Millán, Latino Mass Mobilization: Immigration, Racialization and Activism. Cambridge University Press. 2017.

2017: Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, Crook County: Racism and Injustice in American’s Largest Criminal Court. Stanford University Press. 2016.

2017: Patrisia Macias-Rojas, From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post‑Civil Rights America. New York University Press. 2016.

2016: Aldon D. Morris, The Scholar Denied; W.E.B. DuBois and the Birth of Modern Sociology. University of California Press. 2015.

2015: Mara Loveman, National Colors: Racial Classification and the State in Latin America. Oxford University Press. 2014.

2014: Gilda Ochoa, Pomona College, Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans and the Achievement Gap. University of Minnesota Press. 2013.

2014: Catherine Bliss, University of California, San Francisco, Race Decoded: The Genomic Fight for Social Justice. Stanford University Press. 2012.

2013: Victor M. Rios, Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys. New York University Press. 2011.

2013: John Arena, Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization. University of Minnesota Press. 2012.

2012: Joe Sos, University of Minnesota, Richard C. Fording, University of Alabama, Sanford F. Schram, Bryn Mawr College, Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and The Persistent Power of Race. University of Chicago Press. 2011.

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

2010: Leland T. Saito, The Politics of Exclusion: The Failure of Race-Neutral Policies in Urban America. Stanford University Press. 2009.

2009: Nadia Kim, Loyola Marymount University, Imperial Citizens: Koreans and Race From Seoul to LA. Stanford University Press. 2008.

2009: Tukufu Zuberi, University of Pennsylvania, and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Duke University, White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2008.

2008: Karyn R. Lacy, Blue-Chip Black: Race, Class, and Status in the New Black Middle Class. University of California Press. 2007.

2008: Moon-Kie Jung, Reworking Race: The Making of Hawaii’s Interracial Labor Movement. Columbia University Press. 2006.

2007: Theda Skocpol, Ariane Liazos, and Marshall Ganz, Harvard University, What a Mighty Power We Can Be: African American Fraternal Groups and the Struggle for Racial Equality. Princeton University Press. 2006.

2007: Michael Emerson, Rice University, People of the Dream: Multiracial Congregations in the United States. Princeton University Press. 2006.

2006: Edward Telles, University of California, Los Angeles, Race in Another America: The Significance of Skin color In Brazil. Princeton University Press. 2004.

2006: Pruidence L. Carter, Harvard University, Keepin’ It Real: School Success Beyond Black and White. 2005.

2005: Judith R. Blau, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Race in the Schools: Perpetuating White Dominance? Lynne Rienner Publishers. 2003.

2005: Mario Luis Small, Princeton University, Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio. University of Chicago Press. 2004.

2004: Deidre Royster, Race and the Invisible Hand: How White Networks Exclude Black Men from Blue-Collar Jobs. University of California Press. 2003.

2004 Honorable Mention: Omar McRoberts, Streets of Glory: Church and Community in a Black Urban Neighborhood. University of Chicago Press. 2003.

2003: Evelyn Nakano Glenn, University of California, Berkeley, Unequal Freedom: How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship. Harvard University Press. 2002.

2003: Howard Winant, University of California, Santa Barbara, The World is a Ghetto: Race and Democracy Since WWII. Basic Books. 2002.

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

2000: Rod Bush, We Are Not What We Seem: Black Nationalism and Class Struggle in the American Century. New York University Press. 1998.

2000: Mary Patillo, Black Picket Fences. University of Chicago Press. 1999.

1999: Peter Fysh, Nottingham Trent University, and Jim Wolfrey, King’s College, London, The Politics of Racism in France. Palgrave Macmillan. 1998.

1999: Howard Pinderhughes, University of California, San Francisco, Race in the Hood: Conflict and Violence Among Urban Youth. University of Minnesota Press. 1997.

1998: Felix Padilla, DePaul University, The Struggle of Latino/a University Students: In Search of a Liberating Education. Routledge. 1997.

1998: Wendy Luttrell, Duke University, School-smart and Mother-wise: Working-class Women’s Identity and Schooling. Routledge. 1997.

1997: Joe R. Feagin, University of Florida, and Hernan Vera, White Racism: The Basics. Routledge. 1995.

1997: Jerome Miller, National Center on Institutions and Alternatives, Search and Destroy: African American Males in the Criminal Justice System. Cambridge University Press. 1996.

1996: James W. Loewen, University of Vermont, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. Touchstone. 1995.

1996: Stephen Steinberg, Queens College, City University of New York, Turning Back: The Retreat from Racial Justice in American Thought and Policy. Beacon Press. 1995.

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