Past Awards

Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship (Book) Award

YEAR AUTHOR(S) AFFILIATION* TITLE
2018 Paul Frymer Princeton University Building an American Empire: The Era of Territorial and Political Expansion
Fareen Parvez University of Massachusetts Amherst Politicizing Islam: The Islamic Revival in France and India (Honorable Mention)
2016 Elizabeth Holzer University of Connecticut The Concerned Women of Buduburam: Refugee Activists and Humanitarian Dilemmas
Dingxin Zhao University of Chicago The Confucian-Legalist State: A New Theory for Chinese History
2015 David Scott FitzGerald & David Cook-Martin UC San Diego & Grinell College Culling the Masses: The Democratic Origins of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas
Mara Loveman UC Berkeley National Colors: Racial Classification and the State in Latin America
2014 Mark Mizruchi University of Michigan The Fracturing of the American Corporate Elite
Jocelyn Viterna Harvard University Women in War: The Micro-Processes of Mobilization in El Salvador
2013 Cybelle Fox UC Berkeley Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal
Monica Prasad Northwestern The Land of Too Much: American Abundance and the Paradox of Poverty
2012 Greta R. Krippner University of Michigan Capitalizing on Crisis: The Political Origins of the Rise of Finance
2011 James Mahoney Northwestern University Colonialism and Postcolonial Development: Spanish America in Comparative Perspective
2010 Deborah B. Gould University of Chicago Moving Politics: Emotion and Act Up's Fight Against AIDS
Marcus J. Kurtz Ohio State University The Social Foundations of Institutional Order: Reconsidering War and the ‘Resource Curse’ in Third World State Building
2009 Not given
2008 Javier Auyero Routine Politics and Violence in Argentina: The Gray Zone of State Power
2007 Moon-Kie Jung University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Reworking Race: The Making of Hawaii's Interracial Labor Movement
2006 Eiko Ikegami New School for Social Research Bonds of Civility: Aesthetic Networks and the Political Origins of Japanese Culture
2005 Not given
2004 Not given
2003 John Skrentny University of California-San Diego The Minority Rights Revolution
2002 Mounira Maya Charrad University of Texas in Austin States and Women's Rights: The Making of Postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco
2001 Lawrence Jacobs & Robert Shapiro University of Minnesota & Columbia University Politicians Don't Pander
Richard Lachmann University of Albany Capitalists In Spite of Themselves
2000 Jeff Manza & Clem Brooks Northwestern University & Indiana University Social Cleavages and Political Change: Voter Alignments and U.S. Party Coalitions
1999 Edwin Amenta New York University Bold Relief: Institutional Politics and the Origins of Modern American Social Policy
Elisabeth Clemens University of Arizona The People's Lobby
1998 Jeff Manza & Clem Brooks Northwestern University & Indiana University The Religious Factor in U.S. Presidential Elections, 1960-1992
1997 Peter Evans University of California-Berkeley Embedded Autonomy: States and Industrial Transformation
1996 Ronald Aminzade University of Minnesota Ballots and Barricades
1995 Craig Calhoun University of North Carolina Neither Gods Nor Emperors
Kim Voss UC-Berkeley The Making of American Exceptionalism
Frances Fox Piven Richard Cloward CUNY Regulating the Poor
1994 Margaret Somers University of Michigan Citizenship and the Place of the Public Sphere: Law, Community, and Political Culture in the Transition to Democracy
1993 Theda Skocpol Harvard University Protecting Soldiers and Mothers
Deitrich Rueschemeyer, Evelyn Stephens & John Stephens Brown University, Northwestern University & Northwestern University Capitalist Development and Democracy

Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship (Article or Book Chapter) Award

YEAR AUTHOR(S) AFFILIATION* TITLE
2018 Nicholas Pedriana & Robin Stryker University of Wisconsin, Whitewater & University of Arizona “From Legal Doctrine to Social Transformation? Comparing US Voting Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity and Fair Housing Legislation”
2016 Paul Lichterman & Nina Eliasoph USC Dornsife “Civic Action”
2015 Malcolm Fairbrother University of Bristol “Economists, Capitalists, and the Making of Globalization: North American Free Trade in Comparative-Historical Perspective”
2014 Hana E. Brown Wake Forest College “Racialized Conflict and Policy Spillover Effects: The Role of Race in the Contemporary U.S. Welfare State”
2013 Christopher A. Bail University of North Carolina “The Fringe Effect: Civil Society Organizations and the Evolution of Media Discourse about Islam since September 11th Attacks”
2012 Anthony Spires Chinese University of Hong Kong “Contingent Symbiosis and Civil Society in an Authoritarian State: Understanding the Survival of China’s Grassroots NGOs”
Robert S. Jansen University of Michigan “Populist Mobilization: A New Theoretical Approach to Populism”
2011 Gregory Hooks and Brian McQueen Washington State University “American Exceptionalism Revisited: The Military-Industrial Complex, Racial Tension, and the Underdeveloped Welfare State”
Chris Rhomberg Fordham University “A Signal Juncture: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and Post-Accord Labor Relations in the United States”
2010 Marcus J. Kurtz Ohio State University “The Social Foundations of Institutional Order: Reconsidering War and the ‘Resource Curse’ in Third World State Building”
2009 Ho-Fung Hung Indiana University- Bloomington “Agricultural Revolution and Elite Reproduction in Qing China: The Transition to Capitalism Debate Revisited”
Jason Kaufman Harvard University “Corporate Law and the Sovreignty of States”
2008 Nathan Martin and David Brady “Workers of the Less Developed World Unite? A Multi-Level Analysis of Unionization in Less Developed Countries”
2007 Andreas Wimmer and Brian Min “From Empire to Nation-state. Explaining Wars in the Modern World, 1816-2001”
2006 Douglas Hartman and Joseph Gerteis University of Minnesota “Dealing with Diversity: Mapping Multiculturalism in Sociological Terms”
Monica Prasad Northwestern University “Why is France so French? Culture, Institutions, and Neoliberalism, 1974-1981”
2004 Not given
2003 Jack Goldstone & Bert Useem University of California-Davis & University of New Mexico “Forging Social Order and Its Breakdown: Riot and Reform in U.S. Prisons”
2002 Evan Schofer & Marion Fourcade-Gourinchas University of Minnesota & Princeton University “The Structural Contexts of Civic Engagement: National Polities and Individual Association Membership”
2001 Harvey Molotch, William Freudenburg & Krista E. Paulsen University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Wisconsin, Madison & University of North Florida “History Repeats Itself, But How? City Character, Urban Tradition, and the Accomplishment of Place”
2000 Not given
1999 David Jacobs & Robert M. Brien Ohio State University & University of Oregon “The Determinants of Deadly Force: A Structural Analysis of Police Violence”
1998 Not given
1997 Ed Collom University of California-Riverside “Race, Class, and Gender: The Bases of Socialist Beliefs in America”
Pamela J. Aronson University of Minnesota “Rethinking Political Generations: The Life Course, Personal History and Feminist Identities”
1996 Judith Stepan-Norris & Maurice Zeitlin University of California, Irvine & UCLA Union Democracy, Radical Leadership, and the Hegemony of Capital
1994 Margaret Somers University of Michigan “Law, Community, & Political Culture in the Transition Democracy”
1992 Judith Stepan-Norris & Maurice Zeitlin University of California, Irvine & UCLA “'Red' Unions and 'Bourgeois' Contracts?”

Graduate Student Award

YEAR AUTHOR(S) AFFILIATION* TITLE
2018 Katrina Quisumbing King University of Southern California “The Sources and Political Uses of Ambiguity in Statecraft”
2016 Jeremy Levine Harvard University “The Privatization of Political Representation: Community-Based Organizations as Non-elected Neighborhood Representatives”
2015 Robert Brown Cornell University “Religious Minorities and Resistance to Genocide”
2014 Hassan El Menyawi New York University “The Great Reversal”
2013 Charles Seguin University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill “Avalanches of Attention: Dynamics of Media Attention to Social Movement Organizations”
2012 Carly Knight Harvard University “A Voice but Not a Vote: The Case of Surrogate Representation and Social Welfare for Legal Nocitizens Since 1996”
2011 Nicholas Hoover Wilson U. C. Berkeley “From Reflection to Refraction: State Administration in British India, ca. 1770-1855”
2010 Michaela Desoucey Northwestern University “Gastronationalism: Food Traditions and Authenticity Politics in the European Union”
2009 Christopher Bail Harvard University “The Configurations of Symbolic Boundries against Immigrants in Europe”
Lauren Rivera Harvard University “Managing “Spoiled” National Identity: War, Terrorism, and Memory in Croatia”
2008 Djordje (George) Stefanovic “The Path to Weimar Serbia? Explaining the Resurgence of the Serbian Far Right after the Fall of Milosevic>”
Liza Weinstein “Mumbai’s Development Mafias: Globalization, Organized Crime, and Land Development”
2007 Hiro Saito University of Michigan “Reiterated Commemoration: Hiroshima as National Trauma”
Eran Shor Stony Brook University “The Power of Human Rights in Times of Conflict: The Spiral Model for Norms of Socialization Revisited>”
2006 Jon Agnone University of Washington “Amplifying Public Opinion: The Policy Impact of the U.S. Environmental Movement”
2004 Not given
2003 Vanessa Barker New York University “The Politics of Punishing: How the Routine Activities of Governance Impact State Reliance on Confinement”
Hsiu-hua Shen University of Kansas Mandating Chinese Identity: Taiwanese Business People Meet Chinese Nationalism
2002 Genevieve Zeitlin Univeristy of Chicago “We, the Polish Nation: Ethnic and Civic of Nationhood in Post-Communist Constitutional Debates”
2001 Chris Bonastia New York University “Why Did Affirmative Action in Housing Fail During the Nixon Era? Exploring the Institutional Homes of Social Policies”
2000** Christopher E. Paul University of California, Los Angeles “Moving Forward with State Autonomy and Capacity: Example from two Studies of the Pentagon during WWII”
1999 Bill Winders Emory University “The Roller Coaster of Class Conflict: Class Segments, Mass Mobilization, and Voter Turnout in the United States, 1840-1996”
1998 Mathew Krain Indiana University “State Sponsored Mass Murder: The Onset and Severity of Genocides and Politicides”
1997 Pam Aronson University of Minnesota “Rethinking Political Generations: the Life Course”
Edward Collom UC Riverside “Race, Class, and Gender: the Bases of Socialist Beliefs in America”
1995 Wei-Der Shu Syracuse University “The Emergence of Nationalism”
1994 Denise Scott U Mass-Amherst the Power of Connection in corporate Government Relations: a Gendered Perspective”
1993 Tang Nah Ng Emory University “The Democratic Transition Model: debt, Democracy, and Welfare effect in Four Semi-Peripheral Nations, 1959-1986”
1992 Debra Street Florida State University Maintaining the Status Quo: The Impact of Old Age Interest Groups on the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988

* At time of award.
** Undergraduate student paper award given.