The ASA is pleased to announce our 2020 award recipients. Awardees will be honored during a ceremony on August 9 at the 2020 ASA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
We extend congratulations to the following honorees:
Vilna Bashi Treitler, University of California-Santa Barbara
This award is given to an individual or individuals for their work in the intellectual traditions of the work of Oliver Cox, Charles S. Johnson, and E. Franklin Frazier.
Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology
Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, Princeton University
This award recognizes 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.
Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award
Brian Powell, Indiana University- Bloomington
Michael Schwartz, Stony Brook University
This award is given to honor outstanding contributions to the undergraduate and/or graduate teaching and learning of sociology.
Distinguished Scholarly Book Award
Trans Kids, Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century by Tey Meadow, Columbia University
Pathways of Desire, The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men by Hector Carrillo, Northwestern University
Honorable Mention: Multinational Maids, Stepwise Migration in a Global Labor Market by Anju Mary Paul, Yale-NUS College
This award is given to the single best book published in the three preceding calendar years.
Jessie Bernard Award
Jennifer Glass, University of Texas
This award is given in recognition of scholarly work that has enlarged the horizons of sociology to encompass fully the role of women in society and honors those who have demonstrated significant cumulative work throughout a professional career.
Public Understanding of Sociology Award
Tressie McMillan Cottom, Virginia Commonwealth University
This award is given annually to honor those who have made exemplary contributions to advance the public understanding of sociology, sociological research, and scholarship among the general public.
W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award
Aldon Morris, Northwestern University
This award honors scholars who have shown outstanding commitment to the profession of sociology and whose cumulative work has contributed in important ways to the advancement of the discipline.
Announced in June 2020