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2014 Simon-Gagnon Lifetime Achievement Award

The Simon and Gagnon Award honors career contributions to the study of sexualities as represented by a body of work or a single book.  This award commemorates decades of research and writing on sexualities by Professor William Simon (University of Houston) who died on July 21, 2000, and his longtime collaborator, Professor John Gagnon (SUNY-Stony Brook).  The winner will receive the award at the annual meeting of the ASA in San Francisco in 2014.

Nominations must include a letter that details how the nominee has made a significant contribution to the field of the sociology of sexualities. Nominations without such a letter will not be considered. Please submit letters of nomination via email to: Elizabeth Bernstein,

Deadline for nominations is February 1, 2014.

2014 Best Graduate Student Paper in the Sociology of Sexualities

Papers are currently being accepted for the 2014 American Sociological Association's Sociology of Sexualities' Graduate Student Paper Award. This award is given to a paper authored by a student currently enrolled in a sociology graduate program.  A paper may be coauthored by two or more students who would share the award. Papers co-authored with faculty are not eligible.  The focus of the paper should be sexualities, broadly defined. Winner(s) will receive the award at the annual meeting of the ASA in San Francisco in 2014.

Papers should be manuscript length and no longer than 35 typed, double-spaced pages. Self-nominations will be accepted. Please send a letter of nomination and a copy of the paper (PDF or Word format) via email to: Kimberly Kay Hoang,

The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2014.

Martin P. Levine Memorial Dissertation Fellowship

The Martin Levine Memorial Dissertation Award was established to honor the memory of Martin Levine, who died of AIDS in 1993.  It provides $3,000 to a graduate student (and $500 to an honorable mention) in the final stages of dissertation research and writing, who is working on those topics to which Levine devoted his career: 1) the sociology of sexualities, 2) the sociology of homosexuality, and 3) HIV/AIDS research.  It is designed to help students complete their dissertations, and as such the committee evaluates dissertation proposals rather than completed work. Send your proposals to: Michael Kimmel (, Department of Sociology, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794

The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2014.

2014 Distinguished Book Award

A prize for the best book in the Sociology of Sexualities published in the 2012 through 2013 calendar years.  Edited volumes will not be considered.  Winner(s) will receive the award at the annual meeting of the ASA in San Francisco in 2014.  Books may be self-nominated or nominated by another scholar/press. If you wish to nominate a book, please send a brief nomination letter via email to: Héctor Carrillo,

Deadline for nominations is February 1, 2014.

Presses must send 1 copy to each member of the Book Award Committee listed below:

Héctor Carrillo
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Northwestern University
1810 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60208

Amin Ghaziani
Department of Sociology
University of British Columbia
6303 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z1

Carla A. Pfeffer
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Purdue University North Central
Department of Social Sciences
1401 S US Hwy. 421; Schwarz, Rm. 30G
Westville, IN 46391-9542

Emily Kazyak, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Sociology & Women's and Gender Studies
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
725 Oldfather Hall
Lincoln, NE  68588