Awards

Elizabeth Emelene Jefferis has received the Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

The Graham Foundation has awarded David Schalliol a grant for a documentary film he is developing in parallel with his dissertation work. 

Andrea Haidar, a third-year Sociology major, was awarded the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a competitive award that will help fund her graduate education. 

Jan Doering and Rick Moore have each been awarded an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant. Doering studies studies how the issue of street crime and public safety unites or divides residents in multiracial neighborhoods. Moore's work investigates how religion is constructed as a category in everyday life through ethnography, interviews and field experiments with secular and religious individuals in the Bible Belt and the Midwest. 

Professor Cheol-Sung Lee’s  “Associational Networks and Welfare States in Argentina, Brazil, South Korea, and Taiwan” has received the best article award from the ASA section on the Sociology of Development along with honorable mentions for best article from the sections on Political Sociology and Labor and Labor Movements.

Professor Karin Knorr Cetina has been named the Otto Borchert Distinguished Service Professor in Sociology, Anthropology and the College.

John Levi Martin has been named the Florence Borchert Bartling Professor in Sociology and the College.

Abigail Ocobock has received a National Science Foundation SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant in support of her research, which investigates how gaining the right to legally marry impacts gay men and lesbians' couple, family, and community relationships. Her dissertation explores how both marital access and status shape and constrain relationship choices and experiences. She has also received a Dissertation Fellowship from the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality for 2013-14.

Professor Kristen Schilt was one of this year’s winners of the Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

David Lubin was a recipient of the Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

Professor John Padgett's many contributions to social network analysis will be recognized with the 2013 Georg Simmel award for life-long achievement in Social Network Analysis from INSNA.

Former student Dan Menchik's dissertation, "The practices of medicine: Knowledge application and authority acquisition in professional work," has been recognized with the 2013 ASA Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Sam Perry has received the Constant H. Jacquet Research Award from the Religious Research Association to support his dissertation research on the evangelical adoption and orphan care movement.

Robert Owens' paper on "The Concept 'Laboratory' in Early American Sociology" has received the Best Graduate Student Paper Award from the History of Sociology section of the ASA.

Professor Edward Laumann has been honored with election to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Professor Andrew Abbott was recognized with the third annual "Theorodology Prize" at Princeton University where he delivered a prize lecture on "Theorizing the Economics of Knowledge-for-Itself."

Professor Andreas Glaeser received the University of Chicago Press R.D. Laing Prize for Political Epistemics: The Secret Police, the Opposition, and the End of East German Socialism (2011).

Dan Kimmel has been awarded a SAGE Teaching Innovations and Professional Development award

Professor Hans Joas has been awarded the Hans Killian Prize for his "outstanding lifetime scientific achievements."

Professor Lis Clemens' book Politics and Partnerships: Voluntary Associations in America's Political Past and Present, co-edited with Doug Guthrie, was awarded the Virginia Hodgkinson Research Prize from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizatins and Voluntary Action. The volume includes a chapter by Professor James Evans: "Nonprofit Research Institutes: From Companies without Products to Universities without Students."

Li-Chung Cheng has received the 2012 China Times Cultural Foundation Scholarship to support his dissertation research on environmental policy and dispute resolution in Taiwan.

Professor John Levi Martin received the Best Book Award from the Theory section of the American Sociological Association for his book The Explanation of Social Action (Oxford University Press).

Professor Cheol-Sung Lee and graduate student Jae-Mahn Shim received the Outstanding Article Award from the Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility section of the American Sociological Association.

Phd student Yaniv Ron-El was awarded the Schiff Foundation Foundation for Critical Architectural Writing from the Art Institute of Chicago for his paper, "Paris and Chicago, 1840-1929: A Show Window for Modern Urbanism."

Professor Karin Knorr Cetina has been invited to give the prestigious 16th Annual Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies in 2012 at the Said Business School, University of Oxford.

Professor Kristen Schilt has been awarded the University-wide Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring.

Professor Stephen Raudenbush has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Monica Lee has received a competitive Leo Baeck Fellowship from Germany's Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (Foundation for the German People).

Dan Kimmel received a competitive American Education Research Grant to work on his dissertation, "Determinants, Manifestations, Mechanisms, and Consequences: A Process Model of Violence in Schools."

Professor Kristen Schilt has been invited to offer the keynote speech at the Conference Universitaire de Suisse Occidentale conference on Doing and Undoing Gender.

Professor Terry Clark has been awarded the 2012 ASA Community and Urban Sociology Robert and Helen Lynd Award for Distinguished Career Achievement.

Jan Doering's paper, "A Battleground of Identity: The African American Discourse on Interracial Marriage," received Honorable Mention from the Midwest Sociological Society's student paper competition. 

Abigail Obocock's paper, "The Power and Limits of Marriage," has been awarded the 2012 ASA Sexualities Best Graduate Student Paper award. 

Professor Kaz Yamaguchi has been invited to Chair the national Committee on the Promotion of Diversity in the Workplace, to join as observer of the national Committee on Women and Economy of the Gender Equality Bureau, and to represent Japan as delegate in the APEC Leadership Forum on Women.

Professor Kristen Schilt has been invited to offer the keynote speech at the Conference 

Professor Linda Waite has been invited by the Office of Behvaioral and Social Sciences Research to deliver the distinguished Matilda Whyte Riley lecture at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.  

Professor Charles Bidwell has been elected to receive the Norman MacLean Award for extraordinary contributions to teaching and student experience at the University. 

Danielle Raudenbush
 received a National Research Service Award to continue her dissertation work on strategies for negotiating healthcare and access to health resources in institutionally deprived neighborhoods.Phd student and visual sociologist David Schalliol was recently featured as a panelist in a conversation about Art and Politics at the Victory Gardens Theater. 

Filipe Carreira da Silva, a recent post-doctoral scholar in the department, recently published G.H. Mead: A Reader, the first book by Mead that consists entirely of his own writings and covers subjects including crime, social reform, labor relations, war, national identity, and citizenship. Da Silva's first book, Mead and Modernity: Science, Selfhood and Democratic Politics (2008) earned him the 2010 Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award in the section on the History of Sociology by the ASA.

Professor Ross Stolzenberg has been awarded the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Award for career contributions to sociological methodology.

PhD student Mary Akchurin has received the Marvin E. Olsen Student Paper Award from the Environmental and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association, for her paper, "Constructing the Rights of Nature: Environmentalism, Indigenous Politics, and Legal Mobilization in Ecuador, 1970-2008."

PhD student Juhi Verma received a Center for South Asian Studies Dissertation fellowship for her global ethnographic study of migrant laborers.

PhD student Li-Chung Cheng received the Academia Sinica Fellowship for Doctoral Candidates in the Humanities and Social Sciences as well as the Dissertation Fellowship for ROC Students Abroad by the Chiang Ching-Ko Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, for his work on political claims and professional development around environmental health.

Jae-Mahn Shim, a PhD student, has received the Toyota Dissertation Fellowship from the Center for East Asian Studies for his work on traditional and western medicine in Japan, France, and the U.S.

Michaela Soyer, a PhD student, has received a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Research Grant from the Law and Social Science section of the NSF for her research on juvenile offenders in Chicago and Boston.

Bijan Warner's paper entitled "Dialogical History and the History of a Dialogue: Three Visions of the Committee for the Comparative Study of New Nations, 1959-1975," has been awarded the 2011 Graduate Student Paper Award from the ASA's Section on the History of Sociology.

Samantha Hobson
 has been selected as a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow.

PhD students Amanda Martinez and Jonathan Rodkin were both recently awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which provides 3 years of funding and support. 

PhD student Michael Corey received the Best Poster award for his paper, "The Shift is Dying but Evening Work is Thriving: Primetime Work and the Work-Life Balance," presented at the Population Association of America conference.

First-year PhD student Jeffrey Parker has been awarded the prestigious Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, which provides 4 years of funding at a highly competitive level.

Professor Emeritus Donald Bogue has been honored with two lifetime achievement awards for his contributions to the field of demography. The International Union for Scientific Study of Population has awarded Prof. Bogue with the 2011 IUSSP Laureate Award, and the Population Association of American has named him a Distinguished Demographer.

Professor Martin Riesebrodt was recently honored at a conference titled, "Comparing Religions: On Theory and Method. A Conference in Honor of Martin Risebrodt," sponsored by the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion. 

Undergraduate student Jasmine Hendricks was recently awarded the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fellowship for Aspiring Teachers of Color.

Stefan Bargheer recently co-won the Fifth Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists of the International Sociological Association for his paper, "Toward a Leisure Theory of Value: The Game of Bird-Watching and the Concern for Conservation in Great Britain."

Juhi Verma won the Society for the Study of Social Problem's Labor Studies Best Graduate Paper for "Manipulating the Weaker Sex Schema: Subversive Gendered Action in Bangalore’s Labor Protests," currently under review at Gender and Society.

Sanja Jagesic was recently awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. 

Cristina Mora, a Princeton PhD and past post-doc in our department, has won the 2010 ASA's Dissertation Award for her work, "De Muchos, Uno: The Institutionalization of Panethnicity in the United States, 1960-1990."

Kristen Schilt's paper, "Doing Gender, Doing Heteronormativity" (2009, Gender and Society) was awarded the 2010 Best Article Award from ASA Sex and Gender Section.

James Evans’ paper, “Electronic Publication and the Narrowing of Science and Scholarship” (2008, Science) was awarded the 2010 Best Article Award from the ASA Section on Communication and Information Technology.

Mario Small’s book, Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life (2009, Oxford University Press) won the C. Wright Mills Award for best book of 2009 from the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) and Honorable Mention for the Mirra Komarovsky Best Book Award from the Eastern Sociological Association.

Graduate student Laura Goodrich recently won a Fulbright to study microfinance in Panama.

Mario Small’s book, Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life (2009, Oxford University Press) won the C. Wright Mills Award for best book of 2009 from the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) and Honorable Mention for the Mirra Komarovsky Best Book Award from the Eastern Sociological Association.

Karin D. Knorr Cetina
 (Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences Fellow 2008-09) was awarded the John Desmond Bernal Prize for Distinguished Contributions to the Field by the Society for Social Studies of Science and Thomson Scientific in October 2009.