Section sponsors three awards: the Distinquished
Scholarly Achievement Award, the Distinguished
Scholarly Book Award,
and the Graduate Student
Paper Award. These awards are conferred at the Annual Meeting of
American Sociological Association.
Graduate Student Paper Award
Students who are actively enrolled (full or part time) in a graduate sociology program on December 15, 2006 may submit one scholarly paper for consideration for this award. The submission may be a sociology seminar paper, an article submitted or accepted for publication in a sociology journal, or a single chapter from a sociology thesis or dissertation. The paper should focus on a theoretical issue or empirical problem central to History of Sociology. Members of the current Graduate Student Award Committee are ineligible for the award and only one paper may be submitted per applicant. Eligible students are invited to send their paper electronically to the committee chair, Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur, with a cover letter, no later than March 1, 2007.
Jonathan Dirk VanAntwerpen, University of California Berkeley. "Empiricism, Interactionism, and Epistemological Authority: Reexamining Blumer's Early Sociological Practice."
Ryan Light, Ohio State University. "Balkanized or Boundless: The Dynamic Idea Boundaries of American Sociology, 1963-1999."
Michael DeCesare, University of Massachusetts. "Apathetic, Active, or Antagonistic? A History of the American Sociological Association's Involvement in High School Sociology."
Ross E. Mitchell, University of Alberta. "Thorsten Veblen: Pioneer in Environmental Sociology."
Honorable Mention: Claudia Chaufan, University of California Santa Cruz. "Why is Classical Sociology Classical: An Intellectual Journey Through the History of Classical Sociological Theory."
Erin Leahey, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "Alphas and Asterisks: The Development of Statistical Significance Testing Standards in Sociology."
Jonathan Dirk VanAntwerpen, University of California Berkeley. "Resisting Sociology's Seductive Name: Frederick J. Taggart and Sociology at Berkeley."
Distinguished Scholarly Book Award
This award honors sociologists who have made significant contributions to the History of Sociology by writing books on the 'cutting edge' of sociological inquiry. Monographs and edited scholarly works published in 2005, 2006, or 2007 are eligible for consideration. The book's author(s) or editor(s) must be sociologists. All books submitted for consideration should be accompanied by a letter of nomination highlighting the book's significant contributions to the history of sociology. Self-nominations are welcome if accompanied by a letter of support from another member of the ASA. Members of the current Distinguished Scholarly Book Award Committee are ineligable for this award. Nomination letters should be sent to the committee chair Larry Nichols no later than March 1, 2007; they must include an email address so the committee chair can respond with information about how to send three copies of the book for review.
Distinguished Scholarly Achievement Award
This award recognizes sociologists who have made outstanding contributions to the History of Sociology throughout their careers, or who have made ground breaking innovations or produced significant bodies of scholarly work in the History of Sociology. Nominees must be sociologists. Letters of nomination should highlight the nominee's outstanding innovation(s), career, and contributions to the History of Sociology. Self nominations are welcome if accompanied by a letter of support from another member of the ASA. Members of the current Distingusihed Award Committee are ineligible for the award. To nominate a sociologist for this award, send a nomination letter, a vitae, and samples of the nominee's work to committee chair Professor Jennifer Platt no later than March 1, 2007.
Irving Louis Horowitz, Chairman of the Board & Editorial Director, Transaction Publishers; University Professor & Hannah Arendt Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Political Science, Rutgers University.
Susan Hoecker-Drysdale, Professor Emerita Concordia University and Retired Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa. "For her outstanding career of scholarship and leadership in the history of sociology."
Jack Nusan Porter, University of Masachusetts-Lowell. Founder and Publisher of the Journal of the History of Sociology (1977-1982)
Glenn Jacobs, University of Masachusetts-Boston. Founding Editor, Journal of the History of Sociology (1977-1982)
Alan Sica, Pennsylvania State University. Editor and Publisher, History of Sociology (1983-1987).
"For pioneering contributions in publishing the history of sociology"
Michael J. Hill. "For his outstanding and sustained contributions to the history of sociology."
Mary Jo Deegan, University of Nebraska Lincoln. "For her outstanding scholarship, professional integrity, and intellectual leadership in the discipline of sociology and the history of sociology."
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