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ASA Human Rights Section: Graduate Student Paper Award

The Graduate Student Paper Award Committee of the ASA Section on Human Rights is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Graduate Student Paper Award. This award goes to the author of the best paper on human rights written by a graduate student or students, as deemed by the Committee.

The Committee will accept sole-authored and multiple-authored papers as long as the nominee is the lead or senior author.  No student-faculty collaborations will be accepted.  Eligible student authors include masters' or doctoral students who are currently enrolled or who graduated no earlier than December 1, 2013. The competition is open to both published and unpublished article-length papers (roughly 25 double-spaced pages, without tables or references) written by a graduate student or graduate students in the last two years (2012 or 2013). A given paper may be submitted in a maximum of two consecutive years. In a year in which an award is given by the section, other papers will be considered to be eligible the next year unless the authors, at the time of submission, indicate that they would only like to be considered for the current year. The restriction to a year in which an award is given means that if no award was given, none of the papers were considered to have met appropriate criteria and thus such papers would not be eligible for consideration the following year. The nominated paper should be formatted according to American Sociological Review style. Only one award will be given.

The Committee will select the paper that demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent, or innovative analysis of a theoretical or empirical issue that is germane to the Section on Human Rights’ main interests (for a description of the section, see http://www.asanet.org/sections/humanrights.cfm). Papers should be grounded in the social scientific analysis of human rights. Papers that either intervene in ongoing debates or fill gaps in the literature are especially encouraged. In light of the pluralism of the section, the committee welcomes papers from a range of theoretical and methodological approaches. An award of $300 will be granted to reimburse part of the cost of attending the 2014 ASA Annual Meeting, and will be presented to the winner at the Section on Human Rights Business Meeting.

To be nominated, please send an electronic version of the paper to all members of the Graduate Student Paper Award Committee by March 1, 2014. Self-nominations are encouraged.

The 2014 Graduate Student Paper Award Committee:?  Elaine Draper, (edraper@exchange.calstatela.edu), John G. Dale, George Mason University (jdale@gmu.edu)? Sheldon Levy, Wayne State University (shelly@umich.edu)?David Brunsma, Virginia Tech (brunsmad@vt.edu)?

 

ASA Human Rights Section Gordon Hirabyashi Human Rights Book Award

The Gordon Hirabyashi Human Rights Book Award Committee of the ASA Section on Human Rights is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Human Rights Book Award. This award goes to the author(s) of the best book on human rights, as deemed by the Committee. The Committee will accept books with copyright dates of 2012 and 2013.  Only one award will be given.

The Committee will select the book that demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent, or innovative analysis of a theoretical or empirical issue that is germane to the Section on Human Rights’ main interests (for a description of the section, see http://www.asanet.org/sections/humanrights.cfm). Books should be grounded in the social scientific analysis of human rights. Books that either intervene in ongoing debates or fill gaps in the literature are especially encouraged. In light of the pluralism of the section, the committee welcomes books from a range of theoretical and methodological approaches. The award will be presented to the winner at the Section on Human Rights Business Meeting.  

To be nominated, please send a copy of the book to all members of the Award Committee by March 1, 2014. Self-nominations are encouraged.

The 2014 Gordon Hirabyashi Human Rights Book Award Committee:? Elaine Draper, (edraper@exchange.calstatela.edu), Elizabeth Holzer: elizabeth.holzer@uconn.edu John G. Dale, George Mason University (jdale@gmu.edu)?Sheldon Levy, Wayne State University (shelly@umich.edu)?David Brunsma, Virginia Tech (brunsmad@vt.edu)?