American Sociological Association

Section on Family

Family Award Nominations Calls

The ASA Family Section Distinguished Career Award


This award recognizes the collective body of a person’s work as it relates to the sociology of the family (not a single publication). Award winners may be selected on the basis of distinguished contributions to either research or service. Service to the field includes developments (such as data sets or analytic techniques) that have had a substantial impact on family research. Please send letters of nomination (no longer than one page) and the nominee’s CV to Kei Nomaguchi (knomagu@BGSU.Edu) by March 13, 2020.


The ASA Family Section William J. Goode Book Award


This award is for a book published on the family in 2018 or 2019. Self-nominations are appropriate. Textbooks and edited volumes are not eligible. Please arrange for the book’s publisher to send a copy of the book directly to all members of the committee (listed below). Please send an email notification of your nomination to Sharon Sassler (Sharon.Sassler@Cornell.Edu) no later than January 31, 2020.The books may arrive shortly thereafter. 

Sharon Sassler, Department of Policy Analysis & Management, Cornell University, 2309A Martha van Rensselaer Hall, Ithaca, NY  14853.

Robert Crosnoe, Population Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, 305 E 23rd St, G1800, Austin, TX 78712-1086

Corinne Reczek, Department of Sociology, The Ohio State University, 238 Townshend Hall, 1885 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus OH  43210

Margaret Hagerman Department of Sociology, Mississippi State University, Mailstop 9562 P.O. Box C, Mississippi State, MS 39762

Richard J. Petts, Department of Sociology 222 North Quad, Ball State University, 
Muncie, IN 47306

Deniz Yucel, William Paterson University, Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice, 
300 Pompton Road, 465 Raubinger Hall, Wayne, New Jersey  07470


The ASA Family Section Article of the Year Award


This award recognizes a journal article that has made a significant contribution to the field of family sociology. The award committee will accept nominations for articles published in 2017, 2018, or 2019. Nominations may be made by the author or others. To nominate, please send an electronic copy of the article to the chair of the award committee, Jessica Halliday Hardie (jh1389@hunter.cuny.edu). The deadline for nominations is March 13, 2020. 

The ASA Family Section Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award


Graduate students are invited to submit an article-length paper on the family. The paper should represent a finished product rather than a proposal for future work. The submission can be based on a course paper, a recently published journal article, a manuscript under review at a journal, or a conference presentation. Co-authored papers are acceptable if all authors are students, although the prize will be shared. The paper must have been written when the author was enrolled in a graduate program. The paper may not exceed 30 pages or 11,000 words. Please send an electronic copy of the paper by March 13, 2020 to Kelly Raley (kelly.raley@austin.utexas.edu).