American Sociological Association

Section on Asia and Asian America

Asia and Asian America Award Nominations Calls

Nominations (including self-nominations) are now being accepted for the 2020 Asia and Asian America awards. The deadline for the book awards is January 31, 2020, and the deadline for the paper and contribution awards is March 31, 2020. The winners will be announced in June on the section listserv, and the award ceremony will occur at the annual meeting in August. The awards and nomination procedures are described below.

1. Book Award: Asia/Transnational

The Asia and Asian American section invites nominations for the most outstanding book (edited books are excluded) on Asia/Transnational published in 2018 or 2019 (for 2020 award). The book must have been published within two years of the award year based on the book's printed copyright date. Nomination letters (or self-nominations) are required and should be no more than 2 pages stating the significance and innovations of the book. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2020. Please send an electronic copy of the nomination material to each award committee member. In addition, please send, or request that the publisher send, a copy of the book to each of the three award committee members. Books may be resubmitted for qualifying years. 

Kiyoteru Tsutsui (Chair)
Department of Sociology
500 South State St.
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382
734-763-0088
tsutsui@umich.edu

Sharmila Rudrappa 
Department of Sociology
The University of Texas at Austin
305 E 23rd St, A1700
RLP 3.306
Austin, TX 78712-1086
rudrappa@austin.utexas.edu

Junmin Wang
Department of Sociology
University of Memphis
Clement Hall, Room 229B
Memphis, TN, 38152
jwang4@memphis.edu

2. Book Award: Asian America

The Asia and Asian American section invites nominations for the most outstanding book (edited books are excluded) on Asian America published in 2018 or 2019 (for 2020 award). The book must have been published within two years of the award year based on the book's printed copyright date. Nomination letters (or self-nominations) are required and should be no more than 2 pages stating the significance and innovations of the book. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2020. Please send an electronic copy of the nomination materials to each award committee member. In addition, please send, or request that the publisher send, a copy of the book to each of the three award committee members. Books may be resubmitted for qualifying years. 

Emily Walton (Chair)
Department of Sociology
Dartmouth College
Blunt Hall, Office 306B
Hanover, NH 03755
Emily.c.walton@dartmouth.edu

Sebastian Cherng
246 Greene St
New York, NY 10003
cherng@nyu.edu

Helene K. Lee
Dickinson College
PO Box 1773
Carlisle PA 17013-2896
leehe@dickinson.edu

3. Research Paper Award

The Asia and Asian American section invites nominations for the most outstanding paper on Asia/Transnational and/or Asian America published in 2018 or 2019 (for 2020 award). Submissions for the Research Paper Award may include any article first published--whether online or print--within two years of the award year. Both solo authored and coauthored publications will be considered. Nomination letters (or self-nominations) are required and should be no more than 2 pages stating the significance and innovations of the paper. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2020. Please send an electronic copy of the paper along with nomination letter(s) to each of the three award committee members. 

Yingyi Ma (Chair),
yma03@maxwell.syr.edu

Ali Chaudhary, 
arc249@sociology.rutgers.edu

Long Yan 
longyan@berkeley.edu

4. Graduate Student Research Paper Award

The Asia and Asian American section will award a $300 cash prize to the best graduate student paper addressing any topic in the sociology of Asia/Transnational or Asian America published in 2018 or 2019 (for 2020 award). (Cash awards will be divided equally first among co-winning papers and second among co-authors, if any). Submissions may include any published or unpublished research papers, where the student is the lead or solo author (at the time of submission to journals and anthologies). Published articles must have been first published--whether online or print--within two years of the award year. Unpublished entries should be double spaced with 12 point font and not exceed 35 pages in length (including all references, tables, and figures). Papers may be self-nominated or nominated by professors on behalf of their students. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2020. Please send one electronic copy of the paper along with nomination letter(s) to each of the three award committee members. 

Sampson Lee Blair (Chair)
slblair@buffalo.edu

Victoria Reyes
vreyes@ucr.edu

Emma Zang
emma.zang@yale.edu

5. Contribution to the Field Award

Nominations (including self-nominations) are invited for the Section’s Contribution to the Field Award. This award is meant to recognize those professors who have worked to build up the fields of Asian and/or Asian American Studies within their universities/colleges and the discipline at large, such as through critically engaged pedagogy, curriculum building, institution building, grassroots organizing, mentoring, and scholarly contributions. Nominees’ contributions may be local, regional, national, or international. Competitive applications include a large number of letters of support from faculty, students, and other relevant individuals as well as other supporting documents such as vita, teaching evaluations, syllabi, etc.  The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2020. Please send an electronic copy of the nomination letter(s) and all supporting material to each of the two award committee co-chairs. Unawarded nominations will be automatically reconsidered for a period of three years. 

Zai Liang (co-chair)
zliang@albany.edu

Dina Okamoto (co-chair)
dokamoto@indiana.edu