American Sociological Association

Sex and Gender Recipients History

The Section on the Sociology of Sex and Gender's Distinguished Article Award

(Award established in 1998)

2019: Natasha Quadlin, Ohio State University, "The Mark of a Woman’s Record: Gender and academic performance in hiring," American Sociological Review 83(2):331-360. 2018.

2018: Angela Frederick, "Risky Mothers and the Normalcy Project: Women with Disabilities Negotiate Scientific Motherhood," Gender & Society 31(1):74-95. 2017. 

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: Paige Sweet, University of Illinois, Chicago, “Chronic Victims, Risky Women: Domestic Violence Advocacy and the Medicalization of Abuse," Signs 41(1):81-106. 2015.

2017: Lauren A. Rivera and Andras Tilcsik, “Class Advantage, Commitment Penalty: The Gendered Effect of Social Class Signals in an Elite Labor Market,” American Sociological Review 81(6):1097 – 1131. 2016.

2016: Laurel Westbrook and Kristen Schilt, “Doing Gender, Determining Gender: Transgender People, Gender Panics, and the Maintenance of the Sex/Gender/Sexuality System,” Gender & Society 28(1):32-57. 2014.

2015: Kimberly Hoang, "Competing Technologies of Embodiment: Pan-Asian Modernity and Third World Dependency in Vietnam's Contemporary Sex Industry," Gender & Society 28(4):513-536. 2014.

2014: Carla A. Pfeffer, Purdue University, "Normative Resistance and Inventive Pragmatism: Negotiating Structure and Agency in Transgender Families," Gender & Society 26(4):574-602. 2012.

2013: Ashley Currier, "The Aftermath of Decolonization: Gender and Sexual Dissidence in Postindependence Namibia," Signs 37(2):441-467. 2012.

2013: Laura Hamilton, Claudia Geist, and Brian Powell, "Marital Name Change as a Window into Gender Attitudes," Gender & Society 25(2):145-175. 2011.

2012: Jennifer Utrata, University of Puget Sound, "Youth Privilege: Doing Age and Gender in Russia's Single-Mother Families" Gender & Society. 25(5): 616-641. 2011.

2011: Timothy J. Biblarz and Judith Stacey, “How Does the Gender of Parents Matter?” Journal of Marriage and Family 72(1):3-22. 2010.

2011: Maria Charles and Karen Bradley, “Indulging Our Gendered Selves: Sex Segregation by Field of Study in 44 Countries,” American Journal of Sociology 114(4):924-76. 2009.

2010: Kristen Schilt, University of Chicago, and Laurel Westbrook, University of California, Berkeley, "Gender Normals, & Transgendered People, and the Social Maintenance of Heterosexuality,” Gender & Society 23(4):440-464. 2009.

2010: Natalia Deeb-Sossa, University of California, Davis, and Jennifer Bickham Mendez, College of William and Mary, “Enforcing Borders in the Nuevo South: Gender and Migration in Williamsburg, Virginia and the research Triangle, North Carolina,” Gender & Society 22(5):613-638. 2008.

2009: Phillip Cohen, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Matt Huffman, University of California, Irvine, "Working for the Woman: Female Managers and the Gender Wage Gap," American Sociological Review 72(5):681-704. 2007.

2008: Shelley J. Correll, Stanford University, Stephen Benard, Indiana University, In Paik, Cornell University, "Getting a Job: Is there a Motherhood Penalty?" American Journal of Sociology 112(5):1297-1338. 2007.

2007: Raine Dozier, University of Washington, “Beards, Breasts, and Bodies: Doing Sex in a Gendered World,” Gender & Society 19(3):297-316. 2005.

2006: Karen D. Pyke, University of California, Riverside, Denise L. Johnson, Bellevue Community College, “Asian American Women and Racialized Femininities,” Gender & Society 17(1):33-53. 2003.

2005: Ada Cheng, DePaul University, “Rethinking the Globalization of Domestic Service: Foreign Domestics, State Control, and the Politics of Identity in Taiwan,” Gender & Society 17(2):166-186. 2003.

2004: Patricia Yancey Martin, Florida State University, "'Said and Done' versus 'Saying and Doing': Gendering Practices, Practicing Gender at Work," Gender & Society 17(3):342-366. 2003.

2003: Kirsten Dellinger, University of Mississippi, Christine Williams, University of Texas, Austin, “The Locker Room and the Dorm Room: Workplace Norms and the Boundaries of Sexual Harassment in Magazine Editing,” Social Problems 49(2):242-257. 2002.

2002: Judith Stacey, University of California, Davis, Timothy Bilblarz, University of California, Los Angeles, “(How) Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Metter?” American Sociological Review 66(2):159-183. 2001.

2001: Julie Bettie, University of California, Santa Cruz, “Women Without Class: Chicas, Cholas, Trash, and the Presence/Absence of Class Indenties,” Signs 26(1):1-35. 2000.

1999: Lynne Haney, New York University, “Homeboys, Babies, Men in Suits: The State and the Reproduction of Male Dominance,” American Sociological Review 61(5):759-778. 1996.

1998: Candace West, University of California, Santa Cruz, Sarah Fenstermaker, University of California, Santa Barbara, “Doing Difference,” Gender & Society 9(1):8-37. 1995.

1997: Susanna Danuta Walters, Georgetown University, “From Here to Queer: Radical Feminism, Postmodernism, and the Lesbian Menace (Or, Why Can’t a Woman Be More Like a Fag?),” Signs 21(4):830-869. 1996.

1996: Martha McMahon, University of Victoria, Engendering Motherhood: Identity and Self-Transformation in Women's Lives. The Guilford Press. 1995.

1995: Barbara F. Reskin, The Ohio State University

1995: R. W. Connell, University of Sydney, Australia

1994: Cynthia Fuchs Epstein, Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Section on the Sociology of Sex and Gender's Distinguished Book Award

(Award established in 1998)

2019: Abigail Andrews, University of California, San Diego, Undocumented Politics: Place, Gender, and the Pathways of Mexican Migration. University of California Press. 2018.

2019 Honorable Mention: Barbara Sutton, University at Albany, SUNY, Surviving State Terror: Women's Testimonies of Repression and Resistance in Argentina. NYU Press. 2018.

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

2018: Carla Pfeffer, Queering Families: The Postmodern Partnerships of Cisgender Women and Transgender Men. Oxford University Press. 2017.

2017: Georgiann Davis, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis. New York University Press. 2015.

2016: Asia Friedman, Blind to Sameness: Sexpectations and the Social Construction of Male and Female Bodies. University of Chicago Press. 2013.

2016: Kimberly Hoang, Dealing in Desire. University of California Press. 2015.

2015: Sanyu A. Mojola, Love, Money, and HIV: Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS. University of California Press. 2014.

2014: Jocelyn Viterna, Harvard University, Women in War: The Micro-Processes of Mobilization in El Salvador. Oxford University Press. 2013.

2013: Eileen Otis, Markets and Bodies: Women, Service Work, and the Making of Inequality in China. Stanford University Press. 2011.

2012: Mignon R. Moore, University of California, Los Angeles, Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood Among Black Women. University of California Press. 2011.

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

2010: Jeanne Flavin, Fordham University, Our Bodies, Our Crimes: The Policing of Women’s Reproduction in America. New York University Press. 2008.

2009: Elizabeth Bernstein, Barnard College, Temporarily Yours: Intimacy, Authenticity, and the Commerce of Sex. University of Chicago Press. 2007.

2008: Kathy Davis, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, The Making of Our Bodies Ourselves: How Feminism Travels Across Borders. Duke University Press. 2007.

2007: Pei-Chia Lan, National Taiwan University, Global Cinderellas: Migrant Domestics and Newly Rich Employers in Taiwan. Duke University Press. 2006.

2006: Benita Roth, Binghamton University, Separate Roads to Feminism: Black, Chicana, and White Feminist Movements in America’s Second Wave. Cambridge University Press. 2004.

2005: Leila Rupp and Verta Taylor, University of California, Santa Barbara, Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret. University of Chicago Press. 2003.

2004: Julie Bettie, University of California, Santa Cruz, Women without Class: Girls, Race, and Identity. University of California Press. 2003.

2003: Lynne Haney, New York University, Inventing the Needy: Gender and the Politics of Welfare in Hungary. University of California Press. 2002.

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: Ann Ferguson, Smith College, Bad Boys: Public Schools in the Making for Black Masculinity. University of Michigan Press. 2000.

2000: Linda Blum, University of New Hampshire, At the Breast: Ideologies of Breastfeeding and Motherhood in the Contemporary United States. Beacon Press. 1999.

2000: Nicola Beisel, Northwestern University, Imperiled Innocents: Anthony Comstock and Family Reproduction in Victorian America. Princeton University Press. 1997.

1999: Monica J. Casper, University of California, Santa Cruz, The Making of the Unborn Patient: A Social Anatomy of Fetal Surgery. Rutgers University Press. 1998.

1998: Oyeronke Oyewumi, University of California, Santa Barbara, Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses. University of Minnesota Press. 1997.

The Section on the Sociology of Sex and Gender's Feminist Scholar Activist Award

2019: Valerie Jenness, University of California, Irvine

2018: Rhacel Parrenas

2017: Georgiann Davis, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2016: Youyenn Teo, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2015: Esther Chow, Professor Emerita, Department of Sociology, American University

2014: Judith Auerbach, University of California, San Francisco, public sociologist, independent science and policy consultant, and Professor in the School of Medicine at UCSF

2013: Pierrette Hondangneu-Sotelo, University of Southern California


The Section on the Sociology of Sex and Gender's Martin P. Levine Memorial Dissertation Fellowship Award

(Award established in 1994, switched to Sexualities Section in 2004)

2002: Jeffrey Sweat, University of California, Davis, “Queer Coalitions and Identity Work: Gay Straight Student Alliances in High Schools”

2002 Honorable Mention: Adam Geary

2002 Honorable Mention: Katrina Karkazis

2000: Kim Richman, University of California, Irvine, "Judicial Decision Making in Custody Cases Involving Gay and Lesbian Parents, 1952-1999: A Study of Indeterminacy in Legal Rationales and Outcomes"

2000 Honorable Mention: Gina Masequesmay, University of California, Los Angeles, "Becoming American: Negotiating Multiple Identities in a Queer, Ethnic Support Group"

1999: Eric Calhoun, Duke University, “Overcoming Gender? Trans-sexualism and the Gender Paradigm”

1999 Honorable Mention: Ian Leuks

1998: Kathleen Hull, Northwestern University, “Wedding Rites/Marriage Rites: Same Sex Marriage as Cultural Practice and Political Goal”

1998 Honorable Mention: Michael Putnam, Graduate Center, City University of New York, “Private ‘I’s: Investigating Men’s Experiences of Pornographies”

1997: Matt Mutcher, University of California, Santa Barbara, Proposal for dissertation research: “Growing Up with AIDS: Gay Youths’ Sexual Stories”

1997 Honorable Mention: Howard Lune, New York University

1997 Honorable Mention: Steven Kurtz, Florida International University

1996: Susan Dalton, University of California, Santa Barbara, “Legal Actors and the Construction of the Problematic Homosexual Parent: Thirty Years of Child Custody Cases and the Reproduction on Heteronormativity”

1996 Honorable Mention: Nicole Raeburn, The Ohio State University, “The Rise of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Rights in the Workplace”

1995: Jammie Price, North Carolina State University, “Gender, Sexuality and Emotions in Friendships Between Gay and Straight Men”

1995 Honorable Mention: Kathleen Asbury, Temple University, “Birkenstocks in the Bottom Drawer: Lesbian Identity and Workplace Strategies”

1994: Elizabeth Armstrong, University of California, Berkeley 

1994 Honorable Mention: Christopher Carrington, University of Massachusetts


The Section on the Sociology of Sex and Gender's Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award

(Award first presented in 1987; named for Sally Hacker in 1991/1992)

2019: Mary-Collier Wilks, University of Virginia, “Activist, Entrepreneur, or Caretaker?: Negotiating Varieties of Women in Development,” Gender & Society 33(2):224–250. 2019.

2019 Honorable Mention: Joss Greene, Columbia University, “Categorical Exclusions: How Racialized Gender Regulation Reproduces Reentry Hardship,” Social Problems 2018.

2018: Stephanie Bonnes, University of Colorado, Boulder, "The Bureaucratic Harassment of U.S. Servicewomen," Gender & Society 31(6):804-829. 2017.

2018 Honorable Mention: Jessica Pfaffendorf, University of Arizona, "Sensitive Cowboys: Privileged Young Men and the Mobilization of Hybrid Masculinities,” Gender & Society 31(2):197-222. 2017.

2018 Honorable Mention: Heidi Gansen, University of Michigan, "Reproducing (and Disrupting) Heteronormativity: Gendered Sexual Socialization in Preschool Classrooms,” Sociology of Education 90(3):255-272. 2017.

2017: Michela Musto, University of Southern California, “Becoming Geniuses and Leaders: Gender, Academic Tracking, and Boys’ Misbehaviors in Middle School”

2016: Celene Reynolds, "The Mobilization of Title IX in Colleges and Universities, 1994-2014" 

2015: Joy Hightower, University of California, Berkeley, “Producing Desirable Bodies: Boundary Work in a Lesbian Niche Dating Site,” Sexualities 18(1-2):20-36. 2015.

2015: Long Doan, Lisa Miller, and Annalise Loehr, Indiana University, “The Power of Love: The Role of Emotional Attributions and Standards in Heterosexuals’ Attitudes toward Lesbian and Gay Couples,” Social Forces 94(1):401-425. 2015.

2014: Catherine Cheng, University of Toronto, "Circuits of Reproductive Labor: Sex Work and Mothering in Contemporary China"

2013: Michela Musto, "Athletes in the Pool, Girls and Boys on Deck: The Contextual Construction of Gender on a Co-ed Youth Swim Team," Gender & Society 28(3):359-380. 2014.

2013: Abigail Andrews, "Women's Political Engagement in Migrant Communities: Restructuring Gender to Sustain el Pueblo," Gender & Society 28(4):583-608. 2014.

2012: Jennifer Carlson, University of California, Berkeley, “The equalizer? Guns, Gender and the Politics of Vulnerability,” Feminist Criminology 9(1):59-83. 2014.

2011: J. Edward Sumerau, Harvard University, “Becoming Responsible Gay Christian Men: Responsibility Discourses, Compensatory Manhood Acts, and Inequality in a Metropolitan Community Church”

2010: Catherine J. Turco, Harvard University, "The Cultural Foundations of Tokenism: Evidence from the Leveraged Buyout Industry," American Sociological Review 75(6):894-913. 2010.

2009: Catherine Connell, University of Texas, Austin, "Doing (Trans)gender in the Gendered Organization”

2008: Laura Hamilton, Indiana University, “Trading on Heterosexuality: College Women’s Gender Strategies and Homophobia,” Gender & Society 21(2):145-172. 2007.

2007: Joan Meyers, University of California, Davis, “Unpacking Bureaucracy: An Intersectional Theory of Gendered Organizations”

2006: C. Shawn, Boston College, "Engendering Trauma: Race, Class, and Gender Reaffirmation after Child Sexual Abuse," Gender & Society 19(5):621-643. 2005.

2005: Jennifer L. Hook, University of Washington, “Pathways to Meat Avoidance: Doing Vegetarianism and Counter-Hegemonic Politics”

2004: Anna Korteweg, University of California, Berkeley, "Welfare Reform and the Subject of the Working Mother: Get a Job, a Better Job, Then a Career," Theory and Society 32(4):445-480. 2003. 

2003: Eileen Otis, University of California, Davis, "Global Restructuring and the Production of Femininities in China's Emergent Service Industry"

2002: Kimberly Richman, University of California, Irvine, “Lovers, Legal Strangers, and Parents: Negotiating Parental and Sexual Identity in Family Law,” Law & Society Review 36(2):285-324. 2002.

2001: Pei-Chia Lan, University of California, Berkeley, “Doing Gender in the Continuum of Domestic Labor: Filipina Migrant Domestic Workers and Taiwanese Employees”

2000: Abigail Saguy, Princeton University, “Sexual Harassment in France and the United States: Activists and Public Figures Defend their Definitions”

1999: Maren Klawiter, University of California, Berkeley, “From Private Stigma to Global Assembly: Transforming the Terrain of Breast Cancer,” Pp. 299-334 in Global Ethnography: Forces, Connections, and Imaginations in a Postmodern World. University of California Press. 2000.

1998: Michelle Budig, University of Arizona, “Male Tokens in Female Dominated Occupations: Are They Riding the Glass Escalator?”

1997: Mary Blair-Loy, Washington State University, “The Cultural Construction of New Family Schemas: The Case of Female Finance Executives,” Gender & Society 15(5):687-709. 2001.

1996: Carolyn Aman, University of Arizona, "Occupational Sex Composition and Wages: Using Panel Data to Assess Causal Order"

1995: Dana M. Britton, University of Texas, Austin, “‘Real Prisons’ and ‘Real Officers’: A Comparative Analysis of Gendered Policies, Practices and Preferences in Men’s and Women’s Prisons”

1994: Marika Lindholm, Northwestern University, "Feminist Politics & Unequal Gender Relations in the Rise of the Swedish Welfare State, 1921-1976"

1992: Lisa D. Brush, University of Wisconsin, Madison, "So Pitiable, Yet So Scorned: Moralism & the Problems of Single Mothers in the U.S. State Formation, 1900-1988"

1992: Nancy Whittier, The Ohio State University, "Feminists in the 'Post-Feminist' Age: Collective Identity and the Persistence of the Women's Movement"

1991: Jennifer L. Pierce, "An Analysis Without Social Skills - That's What Men are Good at: Gender Differences and Emotional Labor in Paralegal Work"

1991: Madonna Harrington Meyer, "Gender, Race, and the Distribution of Social Resources: Long Term Care of the Elderly," Gender & Society 8(1):8-28. 1994.

1990: Elaine J. Hall, University of Connecticut, "Doing Gender by Waiting: The Engendering of Table Servants"

1988: Robin Leidner, University of Pennsylvania, "Working on People: The Routinization of Interactive Service Work"

1987: Polly Fassinger, Concordia College, "Single Parents' Reaction to Heading the Household and Decision Making Alone"

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