American Sociological Association

Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Section Awards

2020 Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award

Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2020

The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2020 Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award. This annual award honors the memory of Oliver Cromwell Cox. The award recognizes sociologically related books published in the last two years (2018 or 2019 publication date) that make a distinguished and significant contribution to the eradication of racism. All books must be nominated, and the committee encourages self-nominations and nominations of work by others. Those nominating must be section members and no books will be accepted by publisher nomination alone. Nominations should include a written statement, no longer than 3 pages, explaining the book's contribution to the eradication of racism. 

Please email a nomination letter to the committee chair. Please also have publishers send one copy of the book to each committee member. Committee members and addresses will be posted in fall 2020

2020 Chair: 
San Juanita Garcia, University of California, Santa Barbara, juanita_garcia@ucsb.edu

 

2020 Oliver Cromwell Cox ARTICLE Award

Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2020

The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2020 Oliver Cromwell Cox Article Award. This award recognizes the author(s) of the best research article in the sociological study of race and ethnicity published in the past three years. Eligible articles for consideration must be published in 2017, 2018, or 2019. The nomination letter should be no more than 3 pages and should explain the scholarly significance and innovations of the research article. To nominate a journal article, please email the following: 1) a copy of the article, 2) a nomination letter, and (3) contact information for the nominee(s) (including email) to the Committee Chair only.

2020 Chair: 

Shantel Gabrieal Buggs, Florida State University, sbuggs@fsu.edu

 

2020 James E. Blackwell Graduate Student Paper Award

Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2020

The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2020 James E. Blackwell Graduate Student Paper Award. This award recognizes the best graduate student paper (authored by one or more graduate students) that focuses on the relation between or issues relevant to socially divided racial and ethnic groups. Eligible papers should make an important theoretical, methodological, or empirical contribution in the field of Race/Racism/Race Relations Studies. Race critical or innovative scholarship are encouraged, as well as scholarship that focuses on the welfare of all, rather than the promotion of any one particular group of color's social or political interests. Papers (with a maximum length of 25 pages, double-spaced, not including references) submitted for this award must be entirely student-authored and written while the author was a graduate student. Current graduate students and those who have completed their degree no earlier than January 2019 are eligible. Self-nominations and nominations by faculty advisors or other faculty members are welcome. The paper and nomination letter should be submitted in electronic form attached to an email including the student's name, address, telephone number, email address and/or fax number, institutional affiliation, graduate student status (i.e., year in the program and expected date of MA or PhD).

Please email a copy of the paper and nomination letter to the Committee Chair only.

2020 Chair: 

Victor Ray, University of Iowa, victorerikray@gmail.com

 

Joe Feagin Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award – NOT OFFERED IN 2020

Note: This award is offered in odd numbered years.

The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2019 Joe Feagin Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award. This award recognizes the best undergraduate student paper that focuses specifically on the relation between or issues relevant to socially defined racial and ethnic groups, uses an integrative race, class, gender analysis, and/or makes an important theoretical, methodological, or empirical contribution in the field of Race/Racism/Race Relations Studies. We encourage race critical or innovative scholarship as well as scholarship that focuses on and contributes to the welfare of all, rather than the promotion of any one particular group of color’s social or political interests. Papers (with a maximum length of 25 pages) submitted for this award must be entirely student-authored and written when the author was an undergraduate student. Current undergraduate students and those who have completed their undergraduate degree no earlier than January 2018 are eligible. Self-nominations and nominations by faculty advisors or other faculty members are welcome. The award includes $200. Please email a copy of the paper and nomination letter indicating the student’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and/or fax number, institutional affiliation, undergraduate student status (i.e. year in the program and expected date of undergraduate degree) to the Committee Chair only.

 

2020 Distinguished Early Career Award

Note: This award is offered in even numbered years.

Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2020

The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2020 Distinguished Early Career Award. This award recognizes exceptional achievement and scholarly contribution to research on the sociology of race and ethnicity. Nominations must include electronic copies of the following: 1) A letter of nomination outlining the nominee's accomplishments to date and anticipated future contributions in the area of race and ethnicity; 2) A copy of the nominee's current curriculum vitae; and 3) Two representative scholarly publications by the nominee. Nominees must be a member of the section and have received their PhD within ten calendar years of the nomination deadline. Self-nominations are not accepted for this award. Please send a nomination letter and other supporting material to the Committee Chair only.

2020 Chair:

Cassi Pittman Claytor, Case Western Reserve University, clp77@case.edu

 

2020 Founder's Award for Scholarship & Service

Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2020

SREM’S Founder’s Award for Scholarship and Service was established in 2007 with a donation from Professor Charles Smith (one of the original founders of the SREM section) to recognize career excellence in scholarship as well as in service. For this award, scholarship is defined in terms of substantive academic (theoretical, empirical, or applied) contributions, while service is defined as professional and/or community service. A plaque and a $100 award will be presented at the SREM reception. Nominations must include electronic copies of the following: 1) A letter of nomination outlining the nominee's accomplishments and contributions–scholarly and service oriented–in the area of race and ethnicity; 2) A copy of the nominee's current curriculum vitae; and 3) Two representative scholarly publications by the nominee. Nominees must be a member of the section. Self-nominations are not accepted for this award. Please email a nomination letter and copies of all materials to the Committee Chair only.

2020 Chair: 
Catherine Lee, Rutgers University, clee@sociology.rutgers.edu