American Sociological Association

Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology Award Selection Committee

This award honors an ASA member's outstanding contributions to sociological practice. The award may recognize work that has facilitated or served as a model for the work of others; work that has significantly advanced the utility of one or more specialty areas in sociology and, by so doing, has elevated the professional status or public image of the field as a whole; or work that has been honored or widely recognized outside the discipline for its significant impacts, particularly in advancing human welfare. The recipient of this award will have spent at least a decade of full-time work involving research, administrative, or operational responsibilities as a member of or consultant to private or public organizations, agencies, or associations, or as a solo practitioner. Nominations should include a one to two page statement and the vita of the nominee. PLEASE NOTE: The nominator should also included  additionally three to four nomination letters for their nominee before sending the nomination to ASA. The nominator must also include the evidence supporting the claims made in the nomination letter(s). If these above requirements are not meant the committee will not be able to accept the nomination.

Send nominations to: American Sociological Association, c/o Governance, 1430 K Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005; fax: (202) 638-0882; e-mail The deadline to receive nominations for the 2018 award is January 29, 2017.

Name Begin End Position
Peggy Kahn 1/1/2014 12/31/2016 Member
Chloe E. Bird 1/1/2014 12/31/2016 Member
C.J. Pascoe 1/1/2015 12/31/2017 Member
Gianpaolo Baiocchi 1/1/2015 12/31/2017 Member
Jennifer A. Stoloff 1/1/2016 12/31/2016 Chair
Douglas S. Massey 1/1/2016 12/31/2018 Member
Eleanor Lyon 1/1/2016 12/31/2018 Member
Lynne M. Casper 1/1/2016 12/31/2018 Member
Elizabeth A. Armstrong 1/1/2016 12/31/2018 Member