American Sociological Association

Section on Sociology of Human Rights

Sociology of Human Rights Award Nominations Calls

ASA Human Rights Section Graduate Student Paper Award

The Graduate Student Paper Award Committee of the ASA Section on Human Rights is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Graduate Student Paper Award. This award goes to the author of the best paper on human rights written by a graduate student or students, as deemed by the Committee. The Committee will accept sole-authored and multiple-authored papers as long as the nominee is the lead or senior author. No collaborations between students and faculty members will be accepted. Eligible student authors include members of the Human Rights section who are masters or doctoral students, and who are currently enrolled or who graduated no earlier than December 1, 2018. The competition is open to both published and published article-length papers (roughly 25 double-spaced pages, without tables or references) written in the last two years (2018 or 2019). Only one award will be given.

The Committee will select the paper that demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent, and innovative analysis of a theoretical or empirical issue that is germane to the Section on Human Rights’ main interests (for a description of the section, see http://www.asanet.org/asa-communities/sections/sociology-human-rights). Papers should be grounded in the social scientific analysis of human rights. Papers that either intervene in ongoing debates or fill gaps in the literature are especially encouraged. The Committee welcomes papers from a range of theoretical and methodological approaches. The award will be presented to the winner at the Section on Human Rights Business Meeting.

To be nominated, please send an electronic version of the paper to all members of the Graduate Student Paper Award Committee by March 1, 2020. Self-nominations are encouraged.

The 2020 Graduate Student Paper Award Committee: 

Hollie Nyseth Brehm (chair), brehm.84@osu.edu
Louisa Roberts, louisa.roberts@usd.edu
Marie Berry, marie.berry@du.edu 

ASA Human Rights Section Best Scholarly Article Award

The Best Scholarly Article Award Committee in Human Rights is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Best Scholarly Article Award. The award recognizes an article published in the last two years (March 1, 2018 to March 1, 2020) that demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent, or innovative analysis of a theoretical or empirical issue that is germane to the Section on Human Rights’ main interests (for a description of the section, see http://www.asanet.org/asa-communities/sections/sociology-human-rights).  Articles that either intervene in ongoing debates or fill gaps in the literature are especially encouraged.  In light of the pluralism of the section, the committee welcomes articles from a range of theoretical and methodological approaches.   All articles must be nominated, and the committee encourages self-nominations and nominations of work by others. Nominations should include a written statement, no longer than a page, explaining the article’s contribution to the social scientific analysis of human rights. The award will be presented to the winner at the Section on Human Rights Business Meeting.
To be nominated, please send a nomination letter and an electronic copy of the article to tall members of the Award Committee by March 1, 2020.

LaDawn Hagland (chair). LaDawn.Haglund@asu.edu
Shai Dromi, shai.dromi@g.harvard.edu
Susan Pearce, pearces@ecu.edu
David Embrick, david.embrick@uconn.edu
 

 

ASA Human Rights Section Gordon Hirabayashi Human Rights Book Award

The Gordon Hirabayashi Human Rights Book Award Committee of the ASA Section on Human Rights is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Human Rights Book Award. The award recognizes a book published in the last two years (2018 or 2019) that demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent, or innovative analysis of a theoretical or empirical issue that is germane to the Section on Human Rights’ main interests (for a description of the section, see http://www.asanet.org/asa-communities/sections/sociology-human-rights). Books that either intervene in ongoing debates or fill gaps in the literature are especially encouraged. In light of the pluralism of the section, the committee welcomes books from a range of theoretical and methodological approaches. All books must be nominated, and the committee encourages self-nominations and nominations of work by others. Nominations should include a written statement, no longer than 2 pages, explaining the book’s contribution to the social scientific analysis of human rights. The award will be presented to the winner at the Section on Human Rights Business Meeting.

To nominate, please send a nomination letter and a copy of the book to all members of the Award Committee by March 1, 2020.


Yasemin Soysal (chair)
Department of Sociology
University of Essex
Colchester, CO4 3SQ
UK

Kiyoteru Tsutsui
500 South State St.
Department of Sociology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382

Daniel Levy 
554 11th St. Apt. 2R
Brooklyn, NY 11215