Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities Call for Awards Nominations

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Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award

The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2016 Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award. This annual award honors the memory of Oliver Cromwell Cox. The award recognizes sociologically related books published in the last two years (2014 or 2015 publication date) that make a distinguished and significant contribution to the eradication of racism. All books must be nominated, and the committee encourages self-nominations and nominations of work by others. Those nominating must be section members and no books will be accepted by publisher nomination alone. Nominations should include a written statement, no longer than 2 pages, explaining the book's contribution to the eradication of racism. Please mail a nomination letter and one copy of the book to each committee member listed below. The deadline is March 30.

Chair:              Bhoomi Thakore
                       Northwestern University FSM
                       420 E. Superior St., Rubloff 650
                       Chicago, IL 60611


Members:        Emily Noelle Sanchez Ignacio
                      
Associate Professor of Sociology
                       University of Washington Tacoma
                       Box 358436
                       1900 Commerce St.
                       Tacoma, WA 98402
 

                      Whitney Laster Pirtle
                      Assistant Professor of Sociology (SSHA)
                      University of California – Merced
                      5200 North Lake Road
                      Merced, CA 95340

                  

                     Melissa F. Weiner
                     Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
                     College of the Holy Cross
                     1 College St., Box 69A
                     Worcester, MA 01610
 

Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities Oliver Cromwell Cox Article Award

The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2015 Oliver Cromwell Cox Article Award. This award recognizes the author(s) of the best research article in the sociological study of race and ethnicity published in the past three years. Eligible articles for consideration must be published in 2013, 2014, or 2015. The nomination letter should be no more than 2 pages and should explain the scholarly significance and innovations of the research article. The deadline is March 30. To nominate a journal article, please email the following: 1) a copy of the article, 2) a nomination letter, and (3) contact information for the nominee(s) (including email) to the Committee Chair only:

Chair:  Jennifer Mueller

            jmueller@skidmore.edu

Skidmore College

 

Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award

This award recognizes the best graduate student paper (authored by one or more graduate students) that focuses on the relation between or issues relevant to socially divided racial and ethnic groups. Eligible papers should make an important theoretical, methodological, or empirical contribution in the field of Race/Racism/Race Relations Studies. Race critical or innovative scholarship are encouraged, as well as scholarship that focuses on the welfare of all, rather than the promotion of any one particular group of color's social or political interests. Papers (with a maximum length of 25 pages, double-spaced, not including references) submitted for this award must be entirely student-authored and written while the author was a graduate student. Current graduate students and those who have completed their degree no earlier than January 2015 are eligible. Self-nominations and nominations by faculty advisors or other faculty members are welcome. The paper and nomination letter should be submitted in electronic form attached to an email including the student's name, address, telephone number, email address and/or fax number, institutional affiliation, graduate student status (i.e., year in the program and expected date of MA or PhD). Note that papers submitted to this award may not be submitted for other SREM awards (specifically the Cox article award) during the same year. The deadline is March 30. Please email a copy of the paper and nomination letter no longer then 2 pages to the Committee Chair only:

Chair:   Verna Keith

            Texas A&M University

            keithvm@tamu.edu

 

Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities Founder's Award for Scholarship & Service

SREM’S Founder’s Award for Scholarship and Service was established in 2007 with a donation from Professor Charles Smith (one of the original founder’s of the SREM section) to recognize career excellence in scholarship as well as in service. For this award, scholarship is defined in terms of substantive academic (theoretical, empirical, or applied) contributions, while service is defined as professional and/or community service. A plaque and a $100 award will be presented at the 2016 Business Meeting in Seattle. Nominations must include electronic copies of the following: 1) A letter of nomination outlining the nominee's accomplishments and contributions – scholarly and service oriented - in the area of race and ethnicity; 2) A copy of the nominee's current curriculum vitae; and 3) Two representative scholarly publications by the nominee. Nominees must be a member of the section. Self nominations are not accepted for this award. Nominations must include electronic copies of the following: 1) A 2 page letter of nomination outlining the nominee's accomplishments and contributions – scholarly and service oriented - in the area of race and ethnicity; 2) A copy of the nominee's current curriculum vitae; and 3) Two representative scholarly publications by the nominee. Nominees must be a member of the section. The deadline is March 30. Please email a nomination letter and copies of all materials to the Committee Chair only:

Chair:  Tiffany Joseph

            Stony Brook University

            tiffany.joseph@stonybrook.edu

 

 

Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities Early Career Award

The Distinguished Early Career Award recognizing exceptional achievement and scholarly contribution to research on the sociology of race and ethnicity by a young scholar. For this award, scholarship is defined in terms of substantive academic (theoretical, empirical, or applied) to the area of race and ethnicity scholarship. A plaque and a $100 award will be presented at the 2016 Business Meeting in Seattle. The deadline is March 30. Nominations must include electronic copies of the following: 1) A letter of nomination outlining the nominee's accomplishments and contributions in the area of race and ethnicity; 2) A copy of the nominee's current curriculum vitae; and 3) Two representative scholarly publications by the nominee. Nominees must be a member of the section. Self nominations are not accepted for this award. Nominations must include electronic copies of the following: 1) A 2 page letter of nomination outlining the nominee's accomplishments and contributions in the area of race and ethnicity; 2) A copy of the nominee's current curriculum vitae; and 3) Two representative scholarly publications by the nominee. Nominees must be a member of the section. Please email a nomination letter and copies of all materials to the Committee Chair only:

Chair:             David Embrick

                        Loyola University

                        dembric@luc.edu

 


 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL NOMINEES MUST BE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THE ASA
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SECTION AWARDS