Call for Awards

2020 Robert K. Merton Book Award

Deadline: 2/1/2020

The Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section invites nominations (including self-nominations) for the 2020 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 (2019, 2018, or 2017). 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 San Francisco, CA (August 8-11, 2020) and will receive a plaque. The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2020. Nominations or requests for more information should be sent to the committee chair. Books should be received by committee members from authors or publishers no later than March 1, 2020. The committee members and their mailing addresses are listed below.

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, 2020.

Taylor Cruz
California State University, Fullerton
2600 Nutwood Avenue
College Park 900
Fullerton, CA 92831
tacruz@fullerton.edu

Charles Gomez
The City University of New York, Queens College
Department of Sociology
6530 Kissena BLVD
Powdermaker Hall 252
Flushing, NY 11367-1597
charles.gomez@qc.cuny.edu

Tim O’Brien
Department of Sociology
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Bolton Hall, Room 714
3210 N. Maryland Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
obrien34@uwm.edu

Emily Vasquez
Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics
Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University
630 West 168th Street, PH 1525
New York, NY 10032
eev2105@cumc.columbia.edu

2020 Star-Nelkin Article Award

Deadline: 3/1/2020

The Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association invites nominations for the 2020 Star-Nelkin Paper Award. ASA-SKAT welcomes nominations (including self-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 2018 or 2019. The winner should be a member of SKAT during the year in which the award is given and will be honored at the ASA meetings in San Francisco, California (August 8-11, 2020) and will receive a plaque. Please email a brief nominating statement and a copy of the nominated article in PDF format to the chair of the selection committee, Elaine Draper, California State University, Los Angeles:  edraper@calstatela.edu, who must receive both by March 1, 2020.  All nominees must be ASA members to be considered for this and other section awards.  Send any requests for more information to the award committee chair.

Star-Nelkin Article Award Committee:

Elaine Draper, Department of Sociology, California State University, Los Angeles, Committee Chair:  edraper@calstatela.edu

Madeleine Pape, Department of Sociology and Science and Human Culture Program, Northwestern University:  madeleine.pape@northwestern.edu

 Renee Shelby, School of History and Sociology, Georgia Institute of Technology: reneeshelby@gatech.edu

Torsten Voigt, Institute of Sociology, RWTH Aachen University: thvoigt@soziologie.rwth-aachen.de

2020 Hacker-Mullins Student Paper Award

Deadline3/15/2020

The Science, Knowledge and Technology Section invites submissions for the 2020 Hacker-Mullins Graduate Student Paper Award. The winner will be honored at the ASA meetings in San Francisco, CA (August 8-11, 2020) and will receive a plaque and a $350 monetary prize. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2020. Self-nominations are welcome. To be eligible, the primary 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 2018. Please send the nominated paper and a brief nominating statement in one PDF document, via email, to the committee chair.

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

Hacker-Mullins Student Paper Award Committee:
Kevin M. Moseby (kmm647@drexel.edu), Drexel University, Committee Chair
April Hovav, University of California-San Diego
Arafaat Valiani, University of Oregon
Aaron Yates, University of Massachusetts

2019 Robert K. Merton Book Award

Deadline: 2/1/2019

The Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section invites nominations (including self-nominations) for the 2019 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 (2018, 2017, or 2016). 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 New York, NY (August 10-13, 2019) and will receive a plaque. The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2019. Nominations or requests for more information should be sent to the committee chair. Books should be received by committee members from authors or publishers no later than March 1, 2019. The committee members and their mailing addresses are listed below.

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, 2019.

Anthony Hatch, Committee Chair
Science in Society Program
Wesleyan University
Allbritton Hall, Room 214
222 Church Street
Middletown, CT 06459

Stephen Hilgartner
Department of Science & Technology Studies
Cornell University
303 Morrill Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Laura Mamo
San Francisco State University
Professor and Associate Director
Health Equity Institute
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave, HSS 359
San Francisco, CA 94132

Victoria Pitts-Taylor
Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
Wesleyan University
Allbritton Hall, Room 220
222 Church Street
Middletown, CT 06459

Anthony Urena
Department of Sociology
Columbia University
606 W 122nd Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10027

Alondra Nelson, ex officio
Social Science Research Council
300 Cadman Plaza West, 15th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

2019 Star-Nelkin Paper Award

Deadline: 3/1/2019

The Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association invites nominations for the 2019 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 2017 or 2018. The winner will be honored at the ASA meetings in New York, NY (August 10-13, 2019) and will receive a plaque. Self-nominations are welcome. Nominated articles must be received no later than March 1, 2019. Please email a brief nominating statement and a copy of the nominated article in PDF format to the chair of the selection committee.

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

Star-Nelkin Paper Award Committee:
Timothy L. O’Brien, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Committee Chair
Diana Graizbord, University of Georgia
Savina Balasubramanian, Loyola University, Chicago
Kellie Owens, University of Pennsylvania
Christo Sims, University of California, San Diego
Alondra Nelson, Columbia University, ex officio

2019 Hacker-Mullins Student Paper Award

Deadline: 3/15/2019

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 New York, NY (August 10-13, 2019) and will receive a plaque. The award also comes with a $350 prize. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2019. 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 2017. Please send the nominated paper and a brief nominating statement in one PDF document, via email, to the committee chair.

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

Committee:
Joanna Kempner, Rutgers University, Committee Chair
Andrew Deener, University of Connecticut, Storrs
Patrick Grzanka, University of Kentucky, Knoxville
Martine Lappe, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Rosalie Winslow, University of California, San Francisco
Alondra Nelson, Columbia University, ex officio