American Sociological Association

Section on Sociology of Mental Health

Sociology of Mental Health Award Nominations Calls

Leonard I. Pearlin Award for Distinguished Contributions

This award is given for distinguished contributions to the sociological study of mental health. Thanks to the generous donation from Leonard Pearlin, the mental health section of the ASA has created this annual award. The award honors a scholar who has made substantial contributions in theory and/or research to the sociology of mental health. Nominations should include a CV of the nominee and a letter of support describing the nominee's contributions to the sociology of mental health. Nominations should be sent to the Awards Committee Chair for the Mental Health Section, Teresa Scheid at tlscheid@uncc.edu, by February 1.

Award for Best Publication in Mental Health

 This award is given for the best published article, book or chapter in the area of the sociology of mental health. The publication date needs to have been within the last two years. The awards committee will also conduct a search of works published in the past two years for potential candidates for this award. Letters of nominations for this award should be sent to the Awards Committee Chair for the Mental Health Section, Teresa Scheid at tlscheid@uncc.edu, by March 1. 

Award for Best Dissertation in Mental Health

This award is given for the best doctoral dissertation in the area of the sociology of mental health. The dissertation should have been completed within the previous two academic years.  While not required, a letter from your dissertation advisor would be helpful. Please send a letter of nomination and a paper based on the dissertation (or dissertation synopsis) to the Awards Committee Chair for the Mental Health Section, Teresa Scheid at tlscheid@uncc.edu, by April 1.

Graduate Student Paper Award

 The ASA Sociology of Mental Health section solicits nominations for the Annual Graduate Student paper award in the area of the sociology of mental health. This distinction will be given to a current graduate student for the best published or unpublished article, book or chapter in the area of mental health. The paper should have been completed within the previous two academic years by a current graduate student. Papers authored by more than one student are acceptable but papers coauthored with faculty are not eligible. Section Members are encouraged to submit nominations. Self-nominations from graduate student members of the section are also welcome. Please send a letter of nomination and a paper to the Awards Committee Chair for the Mental Health Section, Teresa Scheid at tlscheid@uncc.edu, by May 1.