The ASA awards are conferred on sociologists for outstanding scholarship, teaching, practice, and advancing the public understanding of sociology. The ASA proudly announces the recipients of the awards for 2018. Congratulations to the following honorees:
Joe R. Feagin, Texas A&M University
The Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award honors the intellectual traditions and contributions of Oliver Cox, Charles S. Johnson, and E. Franklin Frazier. The award is given either to a sociologist for a lifetime of research, teaching, and service to the community or to an academic institution for its work in assisting the development of scholarly efforts in this tradition.
The awardee will be announced in late spring.
Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology
Kristin Anderson Moore, Child Trends
This award honors outstanding contributions to sociological practice. The 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 whole, or work that has been honored or widely recognized outside the discipline for its significant impacts, particularly in advancing human welfare.
Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award
Daniel F. Chambliss, Hamilton College
This award honors outstanding contributions to the undergraduate and/or graduate teaching and learning of sociology, which improve the quality of teaching.
Distinguished Scholarly Book Award
Lauren B. Edelman, University of California-Berkeley, for Working Law: Courts, Corporations, and Symbolic Civil Rights
This annual award is given for the best single book or monograph published in the two preceding calendar years.
Jessie Bernard Award
In August 2018, ASA Council voted unanimously to defer delivery of the Jessie Bernard Award and sent this letter to all ASA members*
The Jessie Bernard Award recognizes scholarly work that has enlarged the horizons of sociology to encompass fully the role of women in society. The contribution may be in empirical research, theory, or methodology.
Public Understanding of Sociology Award
Adia M. Harvey Wingfield, Washington University in St. Louis
This award honors a person or persons who have made exemplary contributions to advance the public understanding of sociology, sociological research, and scholarship among the general public.
W.E.B. DuBois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award
Elijah Anderson, Yale University
The W.E.B. DuBois Career of Distinguished Scholarship 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. The body of lifetime work may include theoretical and/or methodological contributions. The award selection committee looks for work that substantially reorients the field in general or in a particular subfield.
Award recipients are selected by committees appointed by the ASA Committee on Committees and the ASA Council. These outstanding scholars will be recognized at the 2018 Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony on Sunday, August 12, at 4:30 p.m. in Philadelphia. The Awards Ceremony will precede the formal address of the ASA President Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. All registrants are invited to attend an Honorary Reception immediately following the address to congratulate President Bonilla-Silva and the award recipients.
*Editor's Note:The entry for the Jessie Bernard Award was changed from the original publication.