Call for Awards

Section on Science, Knowledge and Technology’s Robert K. Merton Award, 2017

Deadline: 2/1/2017

The Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section invites nominations (including self-nominations) for the 2017 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 (2016, 2015, or 2014). 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 Montreal (August 12-15, 2017) and will receive a plaque. The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2017. Books should be received from authors or publishers no later than March 1, 2017. The committee members and their mailing addresses are listed below. Nominations or requests for more information should be sent to the committee chair, Mary Frank Fox, atmary.fox@pubpolicy.gatech.edu. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL NOMINEES MUST BE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THE ASA TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SECTION AWARDS

Committee:
Copies of nominated books should be received by all committee members by March 1, 2017

Mary Frank Fox (chair)
Advance Professor
School of Public Policy
Co-director, Center for Study of Women, Science, and Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0345

Claire Decoteau (decoteau@uic.edu)
Department of Sociology
4112 Behavioral Sciences Building
1007 West Harrison Street (MC 312)
Chicago, IL 60607-7140

Sharla Alegria (salegria2@ucmerced.edu)
Department of Sociology
School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343

Torsten Heinemann (theinemann@berkeley.edu)
University of California, Berkeley
Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
2420 Bowditch Street #5670
Berkeley, CA 94720-5670

Scott Frickel (ex officio)
(scott_frickel@brown.edu)
Maxcy Hall Brown University
Box 1916 108 George Street
Providence, RI 02912

Section on Science, Knowledge and Technology’s Hacker-Mullins Student Paper Award, 2017

Deadline: 3/15/2017

The Science, Knowledge and Technology Section invites submissions for the 2017 Hacker-Mullins Graduate Student Paper Award. The winner will be honored at the ASA meetings inMontreal (August 12-15, 2017) and will receive a plaque. The award also comes with a $350 prize. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2017. 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 2015. Please send the nominated paper and a brief nominating statement in one PDF document, via email, to Ruha Benjamin at ruha@princeton.edu. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL NOMINEES MUST BE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THE ASA TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SECTION AWARDS

Committee:
Ruha Benjamin (chair) (ruha@princeton.edu)
Jacob Foster
Courney Cuthbertson
Jennifer Carrera
Danielle Giffort

Scott Frickel (ex officio)

Section on Science, Knowledge and Technology’s Star-Nelkin Paper Award, 2017

Deadline: 3/1/2017

The Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association invites nominations for the 2017 Star-Nelkin Paper Award.

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 2015 or 2016. The winner will be honored at the ASA meetings in Montreal (August 12-15, 2017) and will receive a plaque. Self-nominations are welcome. Nominated articles must be received no later than March 1, 2017. Please email a brief nominating statement and a copy of the nominated article in PDF format to the chair of the selection committee, Alondra Nelson (alondra.nelson@columbia.edu). The 2017 Star-Nelkin Award selection committee members are:

Committee:
Alondra Nelson (chair) (alondra.nelson@columbia.edu)
Moran Levy
Troy Duster
Susan Markens
Scott Frickel (ex officio)

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