Section of the American Sociological Association
Fostering sociological thinking about families. Bringing together those who want to learn & teach about families.
2017 Call for Award Nominations
The ASA Family Section Distinguished Career Award.
This award recognizes the collective body of a person’s work as it relates to the sociology of the family (not a single publication). Award winners may be selected on the basis of distinguished contributions to either research or service. Service to the field includes developments (such as data sets or analytic techniques) that have had a substantial impact on family research. Please send letters of nomination and the nominee’s CV to Judith Levine (email@example.com) no later than March 31, 2017 (extended from March 13, 2017).
The ASA Family Section William J. Goode Book Award.
This award is for a book published on the family in 2015 or 2016. Self-nominations are appropriate. Textbooks and edited volumes are not eligible. Please also arrange for the book’s publisher to send a copy of the book directly to all members of the committee. The deadline to receive the letter of nomination is January 31, 2017. The books may arrive shortly thereafter. Please send a letter of nomination to Wendy Manning (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The ASA Family Section Article of the Year Award.
This award recognizes a journal article that has made a significant contribution to the field of family sociology. The award committee will accept nominations for articles published in 2014, 2015, or 2016. Nominations may be made by the author or others. To nominate an article, please send a letter of nomination (not to exceed one page) that details the contribution of the article to the field of family sociology, as well as an electronic copy of the article, to the chair of the award committee, Kevin Roy (email@example.com). The deadline for nominations is March 13, 2017.
The ASA Family Section Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award.
Graduate students are invited to submit an article-length paper on the family. The paper should represent a finished product rather than a proposal for future work. The submission can be based on a course paper, a recently published journal article, a manuscript under review at a journal, or a conference presentation. Co-authored papers are acceptable if all authors are students, although the prize will be shared. The paper must have been written when the author was enrolled in a graduate program. The paper may not exceed 30 pages or 11,000 words. Please send an electronic copy of the paper by March 13, 2017 to Megan Sweeney (firstname.lastname@example.org).