American Sociological Association

Section on Marxist Sociology

Marxist Award Nomination Calls

The 2020 Marxist Sociology Praxis Award

The Marxist Sociology Praxis Award recognizes outstanding integration of theory and practice in the achievement of social change by an individual and/or an organization. Practice may involve (but is not limited to) activism, organizing, and/or outreach to encourage/facilitate social change. Nominations should include a letter (by email to all committee members) stating the case for the nominee for the award and supporting materials:
•    For individuals nominated: vitae
•    For organizations nominated: organization portfolio (e.g., mission statement, past/present campaigns, and programs)
•    For individuals and organizations nominated: supporting materials, such as news articles, reference letters.

The deadline for receipt of all materials is February 28, 2020. The chair in 2020 is Vince Montes (vince.montes@sjsu.edu).

The Marxist Sociology Praxis Award Committee for 2020:
Vince Montes          vince.montes@sjsu.edu
Ilaria Riccioni         Ilaria.riccioni@unibz.it
Jeffrey Halley         jeffrey.halley@utsa.edu
 

Paul Sweezy Marxist Sociology Book Award 2020

The Sweezy Book Award goes to the author(s) of the best book published in the past wo years in the area of Marxist theory and research.  The committee will select the book that best demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent, or innovative analysis of a theoretical, empirical, or activist issue(s) that is germane to Marxism, Marxist sociology, and Marxist praxis.  Nominations are being sought for books that were published in 2018 or 2019.  Nomination, by email, should include standard bibliographic information about the work and a brief comment on its merits.  A copy of the book must be sent to each of the committee members.  The deadline for receipt of all material is February 15, 2020.  The address for each committee member is given below.  The chair for 2020 is Scott G. McNall (scott.mcnall@umontana.edu).  ASA guidelines require that all nominees be members of the American Sociological Association.

The Paul Sweezy Marxist Sociology Book Award Committee for 2020 is below.  Make sure to mail a copy of the book to each committee member.

J.I. Hans Bakker
169 London Road
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1H2CH
hbakker@uoguelph.ca

Michael Joseph Francisconi
710 S. Atlantic Street, Box 2
Dillon, Montana 59725
Michael.francisconi@umwestern.edu

Scott G. McNall
7405 Old Grant Creek Road
Missoula, Montana 59808
Scott.mcnall@umontana.edu

Gretchen W. Purser
400 Eggers Hall
Maxwell School of Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York 13244-1090
gwpurser@maxwell.syr.edu.
 

The Albert Szymanski-T.R. Young/Critical Sociology Marxist Sociology Graduate Student Paper Award

The Albert Szymanski-T.R. Young/Critical Sociology Marxist Sociology Graduate Student Paper Award is presented to the author(s) of the best graduate student paper. The competition is open to papers written or published (online or in print) during the period January 2017 to December 2019. Papers should be roughly 25 pages in length, not including tables, figures, charts, or references. The committee will accept sole-authored and multiple-authored papers as long as the applicant is lead or senior author. No student-faculty collaborations can be accepted. The committee will select the paper that demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent, or innovative analysis of a theoretical, empirical, or activist issue(s) that is germane to Marxism, Marxist Sociology, and Marxist Praxis. The prize for the winner will be $500 ($250 from the Marxist Sociology section and $250 from Critical Sociology, which underwrites the award). The deadline for submissions is February 29, 2020. All submissions must be received electronically. All questions should be sent to the chair of the committee (Jason C. Mueller: muellej1@uci.edu). All papers should be sent to the entire committee. According to ASA guidelines, nominees must be members of the American Sociological Association.

Albert Szymanski-T.R. Young/Critical Sociology Marxist Sociology Graduate Student Paper Award Committee for 2020:

Jason C. Mueller            muellej1@uci.edu    
James G. Parisot             jpariso1@binghamton.edu
Lorna Zukas                    lzukas@nu.edu
 

The Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes distinguished career achievement in Marxist sociology. Nominators should send a letter stating the case for the nominee winning the award and attach a copy of the nominee’s vitae. The award is for a body of work of sociological importance in the area of Marxist theory and research. The deadline for nominations is February 28, 2020. Please send inquiries and final nomination materials to the chair to Beth Redbird (redbird@northwestern.edu). According to ASA guidelines, nominees must be members of the American Sociological Association.

Lifetime Achievement Committee for 2020:

Beth Redbird            redbird@northwestern.edu
Kristin Plys               kristin.plys@utoronto.ca 
Charles Thorpe        cthorpe@ucsd.edu