Sociology of Family Call for Award Nominees

The Family Section Distinguished Career Award

Deadline: 3/1/2016

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, 2016.

Sarah Damaske

The Family Section William J. Goode Book Award

Deadline: 1/15/2016

This award is for a book published on the family in 2014 or 2015. To nominate a book, send a one-page justification. Self nominations are appropriate. Textbooks and edited volumes are not eligible.

Deb Umberson
The University of Texas at Autstin
Population Research Center
305 E 23rd St, A1700 Stop G1800
Austin, Texas 78712-1699

Please send copies of the nomination letters to each member of the committee (;, and arrange 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 January 15, 2015. The books may arrive shortly thereafter. Please send books to: Naomi Gerstel, 52 Crescent St, Northampton MA. 01060; Brian Powell, Department of Sociology, Indiana University, 744 Ballantine Hall, 1020 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405-7103; Jennifer Silva, 229 Hilltop Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837; Natalee Simpson, C/O Carl Bailey, 6703 NW 7th St., KIN 18304, Miami, FL 33126; Kristin Turney, Department of Sociology, University of California-Irvine, 3151 Social Science Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697; and Debra UmbersonDepartment of Sociology, 305 E 23rd St, Stop G 1800, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712.


The Family Section Article of the Year Award

Deadline: 3/1/2016

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 2013, 2014, or 2015. 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, Kevin Roy ( The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2016.

Kevin Roy

The Family Section Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award

Deadline: 3/1/2016

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, 2016 to Ann Meier (

Ann Meier