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The 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 the 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.

Past Winners:

2006
Jonathan Dirk VanAntwerpen, University of California Berkeley. "Empiricism, Interactionism, and Epistemological Authority: Reexamining Blumer's Early Sociological Practice."

2005
Ryan Light, Ohio State University. "Balkanized or Boundless: The Dynamic Idea Boundaries of American Sociology, 1963-1999."

2004
Michael DeCesare, University of Massachusetts. "Apathetic, Active, or Antagonistic? A History of the American Sociological Association's Involvement in High School Sociology."

2003
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."

2002
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.

Past Winners:

2005
Anthony J. Blasi, editors. Diverse Histories of American Sociology. Published by Brill in 2005. See this book at Amazon.com

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2005
Michael R. Hill and Mary Jo Deegan, editors. Social Ethics: Sociology and the Future of Society by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Published by Greenwood Press in 2004. See this book at Amazon.com

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2004
Award not given


2003
Mary Jo Deegan, University of Nebraska, Race, Hull-House, and the University of Chicago. Published by Greenwood Press in 2002. See this book at Amazon.com

Honorable Mention: Uta Gerhardt. Talcott Parsons: An Intellectual Biography. Published by Cambridge University Press, 2002. See this book at Amazon.com

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2002
Michael R. Hill and Susan Hoeker-Drysdale, editors. Harriet Martineau: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives. Published by Routledge, 2001. See this book at Amazon.com

Honorable Mention: Mike Forrest Keen. Stalking the Sociological Imagination: J. Edgar Hoover's FBI Surveillance of American Sociology. Published by Greenwood Press, 1999. See this book at Amazon.com
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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.


Past Winners:

2006
Irving Louis Horowitz, Chairman of the Board & Editorial Director, Transaction Publishers; University Professor & Hannah Arendt Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Political Science, Rutgers University.

2005
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."

2004
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"

2003
Michael J. Hill. "For his outstanding and sustained contributions to the history of sociology."

2002
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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