Call for Awards

2018 Robert K. Merton Book Award

Deadline: 2/1/2018

The Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section invites nominations (including self-nominations) for the 2018 Robert K. Merton Book Award. The award is given annually in recognition of an outstanding book on science, knowledge, and/or technology published during the preceding three years (2017, 2016, or 2015). Single or multi-authored works are eligible, but not edited volumes. The winner, who should be a member of SKAT during the year in which the award is given, will be honored at the ASA Annual Meetings in Philadelphia, PA (August 11-14, 2018) and will receive a plaque. The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2018. Books should be received from authors or publishers no later than March 1, 2018. The committee members and their mailing addresses are listed below. Nominations or requests for more information should be sent to the committee chair, Professor Catherine Bliss.

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

Merton Book Award Committee:
Copies of nominated books should be received by all committee members by March 1, 2018.

Catherine Bliss, Chair
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
University of California, San Francisco
3333 California Street
San Francisco CA 94118

Mathieu Albert
University of Toronto
Department of Psychiatry
The Wilson Centre
University of Toronto
200 Elizabeth Street, 1ES-565
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C4

Jennifer S. Carrera
Department of Sociology
Michigan State University
509 East Circle Drive
Room 417 Berkey Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1111

Kjersten Bunker Whittington
Department of Sociology
Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202

Alondra Nelson, ex officio
Department of Sociology
Columbia University
606 West 122nd Street, Ste 501
New York, NY 10027

2018 Star-Nelkin Paper Award

Deadline: 3/1/2018

The Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association invites nominations for the 2018 Star-Nelkin Paper Award. ASA-SKAT welcomes nominations of published articles that advance the field of sociology of science, knowledge, and technology. To be eligible, an article’s earliest date of publication in a scholarly journal (whether online or in print) must have been in 2016 or 2017. The winner will be honored at the ASA meetings in Philadelphia, PA (August 11-14, 2018) and will receive a plaque. Self-nominations are welcome. Nominated articles must be received no later than March 1, 2018. Please email a brief nominating statement and a copy of the nominated article in PDF format to the chair of the selection committee, Professor Ruha Benjamin.

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

Star-Nelkin Paper Award Committee:
Ruha Benjamin, Chair
Justin Farrell (Yale University)
Santiago J. Molina (University of California, Berkeley)
Michelle Smirnova (University of Missouri, Kansas City)
Alondra Nelson, ex officio

 

2018 Hacker-Mullins Student Paper Award

Deadline: 3/15/2018

The Science, Knowledge and Technology Section invites submissions for the 2018 Hacker-Mullins Graduate Student Paper Award. The winner will be honored at the ASA meetings in Philadelphia, PA (August 11-14, 2018) and will receive a plaque. The award also comes with a $350 prize. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2018. Self-nominations are welcome. To be eligible, an author or co-author must be a student at the time of submission. Each student may submit only one paper in which they are the primary author. On papers co-authored with faculty members, a paper is eligible if the graduate student of the paper is the primary author and the non-student author must attest to the student’s primary role in the design, execution, and writing of the paper. Published and unpublished papers of no more than 10,000 words are accepted (excluding references); if published, the article must have been published no earlier than 2016. Please send the nominated paper and a brief nominating statement in one PDF document, via email, to committee chair, Timothy L. O’Brien.

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

Committee:
Timothy L. O’Brien, Chair
Kevin M. Moseby (Drexel University)
Joan H. Robinson (Columbia University)
Grant Shoffstall (Williams College)
Alondra Nelson, ex officio

 

 

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