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Sociology of Family Call for Award Nominees

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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, analytic techniques, or highly-cited scholarly publications) that have had a substantial impact on family research. Send a one-page justification with your nomination. The nominee’s CV is helpful but not necessary. The deadline is March 1, 2014. Please send nominations to Paul Amato (

William J. Goode Book Award.

This award is for a book published on the family in 2012 or 2013. To nominate a book, send a one-page justification. Self nominations are appropriate. Textbooks and edited volumes are not eligible. Please send copies of the nomination letters to each member of the committee as well as arrange with your publisher for the publisher to send a copy of the book directly to all members of the committee. The deadline to receive the letter of nomination is February 15, 2014. The books may arrive shortly thereafter.

Karen V. Hansen, Department of Sociology, MS 071, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 02454-9110 (

Philip N. Cohen, Maryland Population Research Center, 2112 Art-Sociology Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (

Ann Meier, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota, 267 19th Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (

Toby L. Parcel, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Campus Box 8107, 252 1911 Building, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8107 (

Natasha Sarkisian, Department of Sociology, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 (

Sharon Sassler, Department of Policy Analysis & Management, 297 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY  14853 (

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. Please send the paper by March 1, 2014 to Kristen Harknett

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 2011, 2012, or 2013. 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, Linda Burton (  The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2014.