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Section on Labor and Labor Movements Distinguished Student Paper Award, Co-Sponsored by Critical Sociology 

The Labor and Labor Movements section sponsors the Distinguished Student Paper Award, Co-Sponsored by Critical Sociology as an award for the best paper written by a graduate student in the previous year. Published papers, papers under review, and unpublished article-length manuscripts are eligible. The paper must have been written between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014, and the author must have been enrolled as a graduate student at the time the paper was written. Those that have won the student paper award in the previous 3 years are not eligible. The winner receives $500 ($250 of which is funded by Critical Sociology). The winning paper and runners-up will receive editorial feedback from the committee and are encouraged to submit the paper to Critical Sociology for the standard review process.  All methodological orientations and substantive topics related to labor and/or labor movements are welcome. Section members are encouraged to self-nominate and faculty to encourage graduate students to submit promising work.  Nominations must include an electronic copy of the paper and must be sent no later than April 1, 2015 to the Distinguished Student Paper Award, Co-sponsored by Critical Sociology, committee chair, Jeff Sallaz at

Section on Labor and Labor Movements Distinguished Scholarly Article Award

The Labor and Labor Movements section gives an annual award for the Distinguished Scholarly Article. For 2014, the distinguished scholarly article award will go to the best article published between January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014. The article is open to both qualitative and quantitative orientations and can reflect work that is U.S.-based or global in scope. Section members are strongly urged to nominate articles for the prize. Self-nominations are always welcomed. All nominations must be received no later than March 31, 2015. Please send all nominations to the chair of the awards committee, Marcos Lopez at

Section on Labor and Labor Movements Distinguished Scholarly Book Award

The LLM's section's book award goes to what the Book Award Committee judges "the best book published in the sociology of work, the labor process, the working class, labor unions, or working class movements, based on original research."  To qualify, the book must have been published between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014.  You may nominate more than one book.  Please send your nomination(s) to the committee Chair, Belinda Lum at, no later than January 15, 2015.