American Sociological Association

2016 Award Recipients

2016 Award Recipients


Sociology of Law Section Prize Winners 2016

Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper in the Sociology of Law

Austin Jenkins' portrait

Austin Jenkins, “The False Dichotomy: Therapy and Punishment for Addicts in Minnesota.”

The paper was nominated jointly by Joshua Page and Michelle Phelps from the Sociology Department of the University of Minnesota.

Distinguished Graduate Student Paper in the Sociology of Law


Dr Sarah Brayne's Portrait

Sarah Brayne, "Stratified Surveillance: Policing in the Age of Big Data."

Dr. Nate Ela's Portrait

Nate Ela "Litigation Dilemmas: Lessons from Marcos Human Rights Class Action." Forthcoming, Law & Social Inquiry.

Distinguished Article in the Sociology of Law

Dr Elizabeth Chiarello Portrait

Elizabeth Chiarello, Saint Louis University, "The War on Drugs Comes to the Pharmacy Counter: Frontline Work in the Shadow of Discrepant Institutional Logics," Law & Social Inquiry 40:1, 86-122 (2015).

Distinguished Book in the Sociology of Law

Co- Winners:

Dr Ellen Berrey's Portrait

Ellen Berrey, University of Toronto, The Enigma of Diversity: The Language of Race and the Limits of Racial Justice (University of Chicago Press 2015).

Dr Lauren Rivera's Portrait

Lauren Rivera, Northwestern University, Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs (Princeton University Press 2015).

Honorable Mention:

Dr Osagie K. Obasogie's Portrait

Osagie K. Obasogie, University of California Hastings, Blinded by Sight: Seeing Race through the Eyes of the Blind (Stanford University Press 2014).