Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities Call for Awards Nominations

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The deadline of all awards is March 30, 2014

Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award

The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2014 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 (2012 or 2013 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 3 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.

Chair: John Arena, College of Staten Island, John.Arena@csi.cuny.edu
College of Staten Island
Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
2800 Victory Blvd, Bldg 4S, Room 225
New York, NY 10314

Member: Victor Rios, University of California, Santa Barbara, vrios@soc.ucsb.edu
6204 Avenida Ganso
Goleta, CA 93117

Member: Tonya Golash-Boza, University of California, Merced, tgolash-boza@ucmerced.edu
3583 Vernal Avenue
Merced, CA 95340

Member: Cassi Pittman, Ohio State University, pittman.101@osu.edu
231 E. Blenkner St.
Columbus, OH 43206

Member: Spencer Wood, Kansas State University, sdwood@ksu.edu
Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
204 Waters Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Oliver Cromwell Cox Article Award

The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the ASA invites nominations for the 2014 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 2011, 2012, or 2013 . The nomination letter should be no more than 3 pages and should explain the scholarly significance and innovations of the research article. To nominate a journal article, please email the following: 1) a a copy of the article, 2) a nomination letter, and (3) contact information for the nominee(s) (including email) to the Committee Chair only: mdesmond@fas.harvard.edu.

Chair: Matthew Desmond, Harvard University, mdesmond@fas.harvard.edu
Member:  Korie Edwards, Ohio State University
Member:  R L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy, City College of New York
Member:  Jennifer Jones, University of Notre Dame
Member:  Steven Tuch,   George Washington University
Member:  Zoua Vang, McGill University


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. The award includes a cash prize of $300. 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 2013 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). Please email a copy of the paper and nomination letter to the Committee Chair only: wendy.roth@ubc.ca.

Chair: Wendy Roth, University of British Columbia, wendy.roth@ubc.ca
Member: Ryon Cobb, University of Southern California
Member: Hana Brown, Wake Forest University
Member: S. Michael Gaddis, Pennsylvania State University
Member: Sofya Aptekar, Max Planck Institute
Member: Kelly Chong, University of Kansas

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 2014 Reception in San Francisco. 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 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. Please email a nomination letter and copies of all materials to every committee member listed below.

Chair: Joe Feagin, Texas A&M University, feagin@tamu.edu
Member: Darron T. Smith, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Member: Jennifer Mueller, Skidmore College
Member: Rogelio Saenz, University of Texas at San Antonio
Member: Abby Ferber, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Early Career Award
The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section's Distinguished Early Career Award recognizes exceptional achievement and scholarly contribution to research on the sociology of race and ethnicity. Nominations must include electronic copies of the following: 1) A letter of nomination outlining the nominee's accomplishments to date and anticipated future 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 and have received their PhD within ten calendar years of the nomination deadline. Self nominations are not accepted for this award. Please send a nomination letter and other supporting material to the 2014 SREM Distinguished Early Career Award Committee Chair: Adia Harvey Wingfield, aharvey@gsu.edu.

Early Career Award Committee

Chair: Adia Harvey Wingfield, Georgia State University, aharvey@gsu.edu
Member: Kris Marsh, University of Maryland
Member: Meredith Greif, Johns Hopkins University
Member: Noriko Milman, San Francisco State University