Animals and Society Call for Awards Nominations

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The Animals and Society Section Award for Distinguished Scholarship

The 2015 award will be given for distinguished scholarship, in the form of a journal article, to an author(s) whose work makes a significant empirical or theoretical contribution to the sociological understanding of animals and society. The work must have been published within the calendar years of 2013 or 2014.  To nominate an article (self-nominations are acceptable), please provide full bibliographic information (the author(s), year of publication, paper and journal title), as well as a two page letter outlining why you believe this work is a substantial contribution to the field.

The deadline for nominations is March 1st, 2015 and should be sent to Dr. Lisa-Jean Moore at


The Animals and Society Section Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Scholarship

The Animals & Society section announces its 2015 Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Scholarship. Papers may be empirical or theoretical, and they may address any aspect of animals and society. To be eligible, a paper must be authored by a current graduate student (or students). Unpublished and published papers, as well as those which have been presented at a professional meeting, are eligible. There is no page limit. The competition is open to section members and non-members.  When submitting your paper, please include a brief letter from your adviser certifying your graduate student status.

Papers must be emailed by March 1st, 2015 to: Dr. Lisa-Jean Moore at


The Clifton Bryant Animals & Society Course Award

The ASA Section on Animals & Society seeks nominations for the 2015 Award for Outstanding Course on Animals & Society. To place a name in nomination, please send a letter to the Awards Chair (Dr. Lisa-Jean Moore) indicating the name of the nominee (self nominations are permitted), current curriculum vitae, a copy of the course syllabus and a discussion of the nominee’s distinguished contributions to undergraduate or graduate students’ understandings of animals & society. Please indicate the mailing address, email address and telephone number where both you and the nominee may be contacted.

The deadline for nominations is March 1st, 2015 and should be sent to Dr. Lisa-Jean Moore at

Eligibility: Nominees must be members of the American Sociological Association and the Section on Animals & Society.

Please send your nomination letter as soon as possible, but no later than March 1, 2015. Application portfolios must be received by March 31, 2015. Please send all materials to Jean Moore at