American Sociological Association

ASA Awards

Each year, ASA recognizes a wide range of contributions to the sociological discipline. Honoring the best, ASA presents awards for outstanding scholarship, teaching, practice, and public understanding of sociology. 


Call for Nominations for ASA Awards
ASA members are encouraged to submit nominations for ASA Awards. Award selection committees, appointed by ASA Council, review nominations and select each year's winners. Awardees are honored ASA Annual Meeting each August.

Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award

Dissertation Award

Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology

Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award

Distinguished Scholarly Book Award

Excellence in the Reporting of Social Issues Award

Jessie Bernard Award

Public Understanding of Sociology Award 

W.E.B. DuBois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award

Get Involved


ASA needs you to serve the discipline

Join a Section

Explore ASA's community of specialists in the discipline

Join ASA

Join or renew your membership