2014 was a great year in political sociology.
The Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship (Book) Award will be awarded jointly to two books:
David Scott Fitzgerald and David Cook-Martín, Culling the Masses: The Democratic Origins of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014) and Mara Loveman, National Colors: Racial Classification and the State in Latin America (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014)
The Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship (article) Award will be awarded to Malcolm Fairbrother, University of Bristol, for “Economists, Capitalists, and the Making of Globalization: North American Free Trade in Comparative-Historical Perspective,” American Journal of Sociology, vol. 119, no. 5, with an honorable mention to Delia Baldassarri and Amir Goldberg for their article “Neither Ideologues nor Agnostics: Alternative Voters’ Belief System in an Age of Partisan Politics,” American Journal of Sociology, vol. 120, no. 1.
The Best Graduate Student Paper Award will be awarded to Robert Braun of Cornell University for “Religious Minorities and Resistance to Genocide,” with an honorable mention to Pablo Gaston of the University of California-Berkeley for “Contention Across Social Fields: Labor Organizing and Community-Based Living Wage Campaigns in the Southern California Hospitality Industry.”
All award winners will be recognized at our business meeting on SATURDAY, August 22, at 11:30 AM. Please come to congratulate them!
Thank you to all the awards committee members who did the hard work of deciding among the many entries, and to the section members who kept them busy by writing and publishing and nominating so much excellent scholarship this year.