American Sociological Association

Section on Global and Transnational Sociology

2015 Awards

Best Scholarly Book Award

  • Mara Loveman (UC, Berkeley) for her National Colors: Racial Classification and the State in Latin America (Oxford University Press)

Best Scholarly Article Award

  • Malcolm Fairbrother (University of Bristol) for his “Economists, Capitalists, and the Making of Globalization: North American Free Trade in Comparative-Historical Perspective” (American Journal of Sociology)
  • And an honorable mention for Colin J. Beck (Pomona College), for his “Reflections on the Revolutionary Wave of 2011” (Theory and Society)

Best Graduate Student Publication Award

  • Mohammad Ali Kadivar (UNC-Chapel Hill) for his “Popular Transitions and the Fate of Young Democracies“
  • Alexandre White (Boston University) for his “Global Risks, Divergent Pandemics: Contrasting Responses to Bubonic Plague and Smallpox in 1901 Cape Town”

Best Publication by a Scholar Not Resident in the United States

  • Grégoire Mallard (The Graduate Institute) for his article "Crafting the Nuclear Regime Complex (1950–1975): Dynamics of Harmonization of Opaque Treaty Rules" (European Journal of International Law)


I would like to thank to the members of our award committees: Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Mounira Charrad, Gili S. Drori, Ho-Fung Hung, Nahoko Kameo, Michael Kennedy, Alexandra Kowalski, Dan Lainer-Vos, Cheol-Sung Lee, Eeva Luhtakallio, Nicolette Manglos, Pamela Paxton, Rachel Robinson, Peter Stamatov, Kiyoteru Tstutsui, and Robert Woodberry.