Call for Nominations: 2016 Betty and Alfred McClung Lee Book Award

The Association for Humanist Sociology is pleased to announce their 2016 Betty and Alfred McClung Lee Book Award. Authors, publishers, and AHS members may nominate books for consideration. The winner will be recognized at the annual meeting November 2-6, 2016 in Denver, CO. Nominations should be for Sociology or interdisciplinary social science books that approach their subjects from a humanist perspective.

As the association’s Mission states:

Humanist sociologists strive as professionals, as scholars and as activists to uncover and address social issues, working with others to lessen the pain of social problems. We view people not merely as products of social forces, but also as shapers of social life, capable of creating social orders in which everyone’s potential can unfold. Difficult times give humanist sociologists opportunities to apply their special skills and perspectives for the purpose of creating a more humane world.

Eligible books should have been published in the calendar year 2015 or the first half of 2016. If a book was submitted for last year’s consideration, it cannot be nominated again. Edited volumes and textbooks are not eligible for this award.

To nominate a book, authors/publishers/nominators should e-mail a letter of nomination with the subject line “AHS 2016 Book Award Nomination” to Marc Settembrino at Authors/publishers should send one copy of the book to each of the award committee members listed below. The deadline for nominations is June 15, 2016. Additional information about AHS is available at

AHS 2016 Book Award Committee

Marc Settembrino
Sociology & Criminal Justice
Southeastern Louisiana University
2400 North Oak St.
Hammond, LA  70402

Emily McDonald
Sociology & Anthropology
Robinson Hall B, Room 305
George Mason University, MSN 3G5
Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

Anastacia Schulhoff
University of Missouri
Department of Sociology
312 Middlebush Hall
Columbia, MO 36211-6100

Amanda Miller
1400 E Hanna Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46227

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