American Sociological Association

Section on Latina/o Sociology


Section on Latino/a Sociology

Section on Latino/a Sociology

Latino/a Sociology Section Awards

2014 Winners


Founders Award:

José Z. Calderón, Pitzer College

Presenter: Rogelio Saenz

Committee: Julie Dowling and Cecilia Menjivar


Julian Samora Distinguished Career Award:

Vilma Ortiz, University of California Los Angeles

Presenter: Elizabeth Vaquera

Committee: Ed. A Muñoz, Mary Romero, and Nestor Rodriguez


Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship and Research Award for a Book:

Edward Orozco Flores, University of California Merced

God's Gangs: Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery, New York University Press

Honorable Mention

Silvia Dominguez, Northeastern University

Getting Ahead: Social Mobility, Public Housing, and Immigrant Networks, New York University Press

Presenter: Cybelle Fox

Committee: Victor Rios and David Embrick


Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship and Research Award for an Article:

Cecilia Menjívar, Arizona State University and Leisy Abrego, University of California Los Angeles.

2012. "Legal Violence: Immigration Law and the Lives of Central American Immigrants." American Journal of Sociology 117.5: 1380-1421.

Honorable Mention

Tanya Golash-Boza, University of California Merced and Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, University of Southern California

2013."Latino Immigrant Men and the Deportation Crisis: A Gendered Racial Removal Program." Latino Studies 11.3: 271-292.

Presenter: Roberto Gonzales

Committee: Jenna Nobles and Edward Flores


Cristina Maria Riegos Distinguished Student Paper Award:

Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz, Brown University

“Cultivating Consent: State Legibility, Latino Spokespersons, and the U.S. 2010 Census”

Paper Presentation at 2013 Yale University Center for Comparative Research, Graduate Student Conference Under Review, American Journal of Sociology

Presenter: Leisy Abrego

Committee: Hernan Ramirez and Daisy Reyes


Thank you to the Section Awards Committee members for their hard work!