American Sociological Association

Section on Sociology of Religion

Sociology of Religion Award Nominations Calls

Distinguished Book Award


The ASA Sociology of Religion Section solicits nominations for the 2020 Distinguished Book Award. The award honors a book that makes an outstanding contribution to the sociology of religion. Books published in the previous two years (copyright date of 2018 or 2019) are eligible for the 2020 award. Nominated authors must be members of the ASA Religion Section in order for their book to be considered. Please have publishers send copies of books nominated for the award to each of the committee members no later than March 1, 2020 to be considered for the award. Books may be nominated for the award by authors, publishers, or others.  Please send a copy of nominated books to each committee member at the addresses below:

David Smilde (Chair)
Department of Sociology
Tulane University
220 Newcomb Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118

Nicolette Manglos Weber
75 Russett Rd unit 2
Boston MA 02132 

Lukas Szrot
5306 Irvine Ave. NW #2
Bemidji, MN 56601


Distinguished Article Award


The ASA Sociology of Religion Section solicits nominations for the 2020 Distinguished Article Award. The award honors a peer-reviewed journal article or book chapter that makes an outstanding contribution to the sociology of religion. Articles and chapters published in the previous two years (2018, 2019) are eligible for the 2020 award. Nominated authors must be members of the ASA Religion Section. Papers will be accepted in electronic form only. Please email a copy to the entire committee (listed below), in one email message, no later than March 1, 2020 to be considered for the award. Articles may be submitted by authors, editors, or others. This year, the Distinguished Article Award Committee is:

Philip Schwadel (Chair)    pschwadel2@unl.edu 
Damon Mayrl             damon.mayrl@colby.edu  
Emily McKendry-Smith     emckendr@westga.edu  

Student Paper Award


The ASA Sociology of Religion Section solicits nominations for the 2020 Student Paper Award. The award honors work that makes an outstanding contribution to the sociology of religion. Either published or unpublished papers are eligible. Papers may not be longer than 40 double-spaced manuscript pages, including notes, tables, and references. Authors must be students and members of the Section at the time the paper is submitted. Papers must have been presented or published in 2018 or 2019 to eligible for the 2020 award. Papers will be accepted in electronic form only. Please email a copy to the committee chair (listed below) no later than March 1st, 2020 to be considered for the award. Papers may be submitted by authors or by others. Students may submit only one paper per year. Please note that papers can be considered for both the student paper award and the distinguished article award – but must be sent to both committees under separate cover. Please email papers for the student paper award to the chair of the committee. This year, the Student Paper Award Committee is:

Michael Emerson (Chair)       moe@uic.edu 
Lindsay Glassman                  Lindsay.Glassman@Pennmedicine.upenn.edu 
Jennifer Lê                              jennifer.le@bellevuecollege.edu