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Over the last 50 years the Sociology Department at Washington State University has exemplified the spirit of the DuBois-Johnson-Frazier Award (D-J-F) by actively recruiting, mentoring, and producing outstanding African American scholars. In what remains an unmatched level of accomplishment, Washington State University’s Sociology Department has graduated more than 25 African American PhDs.
2012 ASA DISSERTATION AWARD RECIPIENT:
KIMBERLY KAY HOANG
This year’s Dissertation Award was given to Dr. Kimberly Hoang.
Sarah L. Babb Award Statement
Sarah L. Babb, Northwestern University, for “The Evolution of Economic Expertise in a Developing Country: Mexican Economics, 1929-1998”
Jason Beckfield Award Statement
2013 ASA DISSERTATION AWARD RECIPIENT:
Christopher Michael Muller
“Historical Origins of Racial Inequality in Incarceration in the United States”
Between 1970 and 2010, the U.S. imprisonment rate increased fivefold, from roughly 100 per 100,000 residents to roughly 500 per 100,000 residents. No other nation incarcerates such a large proportion of its population. As the incarceration rate increased, it retained a striking racial disparity. African Americans today are imprisoned at about six times the rate of whites.
Dalton Clark Conley Award Statement
The 1997 ASA Dissertation Award winner was Dalton Conley for his dissertation entitled, “Being Black, Living in the Red: Wealth and the Cycle of Racial Inequality.” The research was funded by a National Science Foundation Dissertation Research Grant. The Department of Sociology at Columbia University awarded him distinction for his dissertation, an honor only rarely conferred by the University.
Claire Laurier Decoteau Award Statement
The 2009 recipient of the American Sociological Association Dissertation Award is Claire Decoteau for her dissertation, The Bio-Politics of HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa.Dr. Decoteau conducted this research while working toward a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.She is now continuing this line of work as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Jeremy Freese Award Statement
Brian Gifford and Greta Krippner Award Statement
The award selection committee selected two recipients for the 2004 ASA Dissertation Award: Brian Gifford, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, for his States, Soldiers, and Social Welfare: Military Personnel and the Welfare State in the Advanced Industrial Democracies, and Greta Krippner, for her The Fictitious Economy: Financialization, the State, and Contemporary Capitalism .