Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) has established an award for graduate students and recent Ph.D.s working in the area of women and paid work: employment and self-employment, informal market work, illegal work. The award is supported by a bequest from the family of the late Cheryl Allyn Miller, a sociologist and feminist who studied women and paid work.
- Max Weber Award (for best book): Dan Clawson and Naomi Gerstel (both of University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Unequal Time: Gender, Class, and Family in Employment Schedules (Russell Sage Foundation).
- An honorable mention was awarded to Nancy DiTomaso (Rutgers University), for The American Non-Dilemma: Racial Inequality Without Racism(also Russell Sage Foundation).
- W. Richard Scott Award (for best article): Andras Tilcsik (University of Toronto), “Imprint-Environment Fit and Performance: How Organizational Munificence at Time-of-Hire Affects Subsequent Job Performance,” Administrative Science Quarterly, 2014, 59: 639-668.
- An honorable mention was awarded to Christina Mora (University of California, Berkeley), for “Cross-Field Effects and Ethnic Classification: The Institutionalization of Hispanic Panethnicity, 1965 to 1990,” American Sociological Review, 2014, 79: 183-210.
- James D. Thompson Award (for best paper by a graduate student): Brad R. Fulton (Duke University), “Bridging and Bonding: How Social Diversity Influences Organizational Performance.”
W. Richard (Dick) Scott has been selected as the Eminent Scholar of the Year award by the Academy of International Business. The award will be presented in June 2015 at the annunal conference of AIB, which this year will take place in Bangalore, India.
The Info-Metrics Annual Prize in Memory of Halbert L. White, Jr.
The Info-Metrics Institute is pleased to create research prizes, in memory of Professor Halbert L. White, Jr., one of the Institute’s founding members, who passed away on March 31, 2012.
The prizes will reward outstanding academic research by scholars. An award of $2000 will accompany each prize, along with an invitation to become an Institute Research Associate, with the benefits that being an Associate provides. Prize winners will be recognized at regular meetings (either conferences or workshops) held by the Institute.
We seek nominations of researchers from any discipline who:
- Have done outstanding work developing or applying statistical information-theoretic methods, which has had (or is likely to have) significant impact.
- Have earned their doctorates during the past decade.
The Institute envisions awarding two or three inaugural prizes, hopefully spanning multiple disciplines.
The Association for Humanist Sociology is pleased to announce The Betty and Alfred McClung Lee Book Award for 2015. Authors, publishers, and AHS members may nominate books for consideration. The winner will be recognized at our annual meeting October 21–25, 2015 in Portland, OR. Nominations should be for Sociology or interdisciplinary social science books that approach their subjects from a humanist perspective.
Founded in 1976, the Association sees its mission to strive as professionals, as scholars and as activists to uncover and address social issues. We view people not merely as products of social forces, but also as agents in their lives and the world. We are committed to a sociology that contributes to a more humane, equal, and just society.
Eligible books should have been published in the calendar year 2014 or the first half of 2015. If a book was submitted for last year’s consideration, it cannot be nominated again.
To nominate a book, authors/publishers/nominators should e-mail a letter of nomination with the subject line “Betty and Alfred McClung Lee Book Award Nomination” to Daina Cheyenne Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Authors/publishers should send one copy of the book to each of the award committee members listed below. The deadline for nominations is May 15, 2015. Additional information about AHS is available at www.humanist-sociology.org
Join us to celebrate these 2014 Awards at the OOW Awards Ceremony at our Business Meeting at ASA on SATURDAY 5:30 – 6:10 (followed by our Reception at 6:30-8:30, followed by our Networking Dinners.)
We are excited to announce that the 2014 OOW Section Awards committees have been organized. For those of you unfamiliar with our awards process, we offer three awards on a yearly basis:
- W. Richard Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship – granted for an outstanding contribution to the discipline in an article on organizations, occupations and work published within the last three years
- James D. Thompson Award – given for an outstanding graduate student paper on organizations, occupations, and work written in the last three years
- Max Weber Award for Distinguished Scholarship – granted for an outstanding contribution to scholarship on organizations, occupations, and/or work in a book published within the last three years
Details on each award, including award committees and submission processes, can be found on each award’s webpage. Follow the links above, or from the site menu, for additional information.