American Sociological Association

Section on Sociology of Sexualities

Awards

Sociology of Sexualities Simon and Gagnon Award

Deadline: 2/1/2020

The Simon and Gagnon Award honors career contributions to the study of sexualities as represented by a body of work or a single book. This award commemorates decades of research and writing on sexualities by Professor William Simon (University of Houston) who died on July 21, 2000, and his longtime collaborator, Professor John Gagnon (SUNY-Stony Brook) who passed away in 2016.  The winner will receive the award at the annual meeting of the ASA in Chicago in 2021. The section will also organize a session around the awardee’s work or scholarly interests for that same year.

Nominations must include a letter that details how the nominee has made a significant contribution to the field of the sociology of sexualities. Nominations without such a letter will not be considered. Please submit letters of nomination via email to: C.J. Pascoe (cpascoe@uoregon.edu)

The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2020.

Sociology of Sexualities Early Career Award

Deadline: 2/1/2020

The Section on the Sociology of Sexualities of the ASA invites nominations for the Sociology of Sexualities Early Career Award. This award highlights an exceptional scholar (whether in a tenure track position, a term position, or an independent sociologist-scholar) whose contributions to the discipline of sociology and the sociological study of sexualities is evident across a range of contributions. These contributions may include but are not limited to scholarship, teaching, community building, and service to the sociology of sexualities, broadly defined. Nominations must include electronic copies of the following: 1) A nomination letter outlining the nominee’s accomplishments to date in the study of sexualities in sociology, with specific contributions to the field/discipline; 2) A copy of the nominee’s current curriculum vitae; and 3) A dossier/portfolio with: two to three representative scholarly publications by the nominee, as well as documentation of the nominee’s contributions to service, teaching, mentoring, and the diffusion of sociology of sexualities scholarship. Nominees must be a member of the section and must have received their PhD in sociology within ten years of the nomination deadline. Nominees cannot self-nominate. Please send a nomination letter and other supporting material to the committee chair, C.J. Pascoe (cpascoe@uoregon.edu), by February 1st, 2020.
 

Sociology of Sexualities 2019 Distinguished Book Award

Deadline: 2/1/2020

The Sociology of Sexualities Section of the ASA offers a prize for the best book published in the 2018-2019 calendar years.  Books will be considered based on several criteria, including an evaluation of the research questions posed, quality/rigor of the research, import/impact of the discovery or theoretical innovation, the expansion of knowledge or representation for underrepresented groups, and overall writing quality. We particularly encourage submissions that employ intersectional and transnational lenses, as well as those from marginalized scholars. Edited volumes will not be considered. Winner(s) will receive the award at the annual meeting of the ASA in New York in 2020.

In accordance with the ASA policy, all award nominees must be current members of the association in order to be considered. In addition, nominees must join the Sexualities Section if they are not already members.

Nomination letters are not required and will not be considered in the awards process. Nominators should notify the Chair of the committee (Vrushali Patil, Email:  patilv@fiu.edu) of their intent to submit a book for consideration and arrange to have copies of the book sent to each committee member at the following addresses: 

Kate Averett
University at Albany, SUNY
351 Arts and Sciences
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12222


Apoorva Ghosh
University of California, Irvine 
Department of Sociology
3151 Social Science Plaza, 
Irvine, CA 92697-5100


Trevor Hoppe
1611 Central Ave Unit 207,
Charlotte, NC 28205    Jason Orne
Department of Sociology
3201 Arch St Suite 240
Philadelphia PA 19104

Vrushali Patil
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St, SIPA 301
Miami, FL 33199    
 

Jason Orne
Department of Sociology
3201 Arch St Suite 240
Philadelphia PA 19104
 

Sociology of Sexualities 2019 Distinguished Article Award

Deadline: 2/1/2020

A prize for the best article in the Sociology of Sexualities published in the 2018-2019 calendar years. Chapters in edited volumes will be considered. Winner(s) will receive the award at the annual meeting of the ASA in San Francisco in 2020. Articles may be self-nominated or nominated by another scholar. We particularly encourage submissions that employ intersectional and transnational lenses, as well as those from marginalized scholars. 

The committee will carefully consider each submission according to five criteria: (1) empirical and/or theoretical significance to the sociology of sexualities, (2) the quality and rigor of the research, (3) the import and impact of the discovery and/or theoretical intervention, (4) the quality of the writing itself, and (5) the contribution of the article and its author to representing broad and inclusive social inquiry.
 
In accordance with ASA policy, all award nominees must be current members of the Association in order to be considered. In addition, nominees must join the Section on the Sociology of Sexualities if they are not already members.
 
If you wish to nominate an article, please send the article (PDF or Word format) alone (no nomination letters are required or considered by the award committee) via email to: Shantel Gabrieal Buggs at sbuggs@fsu.edu 

2019 Best Graduate Student Paper in the Sociology of Sexualities

Deadline: 2/1/2020

Papers are currently being accepted for the 2020 ASA Sociology of Sexualities' Graduate Student Paper Award. This award is given to a paper authored by a student currently enrolled in a sociology graduate program. A paper may be coauthored by two or more students who would share the award. Papers co-authored with faculty are not eligible. The focus of the paper should be sexualities, broadly defined. The committee will carefully consider each submission according to four criteria: 1) appropriateness of research for questions asked; 2) quality/rigor of the research; 3) import/impact of the discovery and/or theoretical innovation and; 4) expanding knowledge and representation in sociology of sexualities. We particularly encourage submissions that employ intersectional and transnational lenses, as well as those from marginalized scholars. Interdisciplinary papers are welcome and will be given equal consideration.
 
Winner(s) will receive the award at the annual meeting of the ASA in San Francisco in 2020. Papers should be manuscript length and no longer than 35 typed, double-spaced pages. Self-nominations will be accepted and nomination letters are neither required nor considered by the award committee.
 
In accordance with ASA policy, all award nominees must be current members of the association in order to be considered. In addition, nominees must join the sexualities section if they are not already members.

Please send a copy of the paper (PDF or Word format) via email to: Ghassan Moussawi, moussawi@illinois.edu
 

 

Sociology of Sexualities Martin P. Levine Memorial Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline: 4/1/2020

The Martin P. Levine Memorial Dissertation Fellowship was established to honor the memory of Martin Levine, who died of AIDS in 1993. It provides $3,000 to a graduate student (and $500 to an honorable mention), in the final stages of dissertation research and writing, who is working on one (or more) of the following topics to which Levine devoted his career: 1) the sociology of sexualities, 2) the sociology of homosexuality, and 3) HIV/AIDS research. This fellowship is designed to help students complete their dissertations and, as such, the committee evaluates dissertation proposals rather than completed work. 

The fellowship committee is particularly interested in dissertation proposals that hold the potential to advance, broaden, or challenge existing theoretical, empirical, and methodological approaches in the sociology of sexualities. Many former awardees’ work has been described as “innovative,” “theoretically and methodologically sophisticated,” and “well-poised to make major contributions to the field of sociology of sexualities.” We particularly encourage submissions that employ intersectional and transnational lenses, as well as those from marginalized scholars.   

In accordance with ASA policy, all award nominees must be current members of the Association in order to be considered. In addition, nominees must join the Section on the Sociology of Sexualities if they are not already members.

The committee will carefully consider each submission according to five criteria: (a) theoretical significance to the sociology of sexualities, including but not limited to the topics that framed the career of Martin Levine, (2) the quality and rigor of the research, (3) the import and impact of the discovery and/or theoretical intervention, (4) the quality of the writing itself, and (5) the contribution of the article to a broad and inclusive social inquiry.
Send your dissertation proposal for fellowship consideration to Tey Meadow at: tey.meadow@columbia.edu. Please write “Levine Fellowship Proposal Submission” in the subject line of your email.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL NOMINEES MUST BE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THE ASA TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SECTION AWARDS

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