Christina Cross's article "Extended Family Households among Children in the United States: Differences by Race/Ethnicity and Socio-Economic Status" received the 2018 Graduate Student Paper Award from the Family Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Cross is in the joint Ph.D. program in Sociology and Public Policy.
Margaret Frye's article "Cultural Meanings and the Aggregation of Actions: The Case of Sex and Schooling in Malawi" received the 2018 Distinguished Contribution Award by the ASA Population Section, the 2018 James Coleman Award for Oustanding Article by the ASA Sociology of Education Section, and the 2018 Clifford Geertz Award for Outstanding Article (honorable mention) by the ASA Sociology of Culture section. Frye joined the Michigan Sociology faculty as Assistant Professor in September 2018.
Heidi Gansen's article "Reproducing (and Disrupting) Heteronormativity: Gendered Sexual Socialization in Preschool Classrooms" received the 2018 Graduate Student Paper Award from the ASA Children and Youth Section and the Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award (honorable mention) from the ASA Sex and Gender section. Gansen's paper "Disciplining Difference(s): How Inequalities are Reproduced through Disciplinary Interactions in Preschool" was awarded our department's 2018 Mark Chesler Award which goes to a graduate student whose scholarship contributes to the sociological understanding of diversity, social justice, participatory action research, intergroup relations, or service learning. Gansen received her Ph.D. from Michigan Sociology in August 2018 and currently in a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern.
Pablo Gaston's article "The Strike and the Moral Economy of Care: The Moral Dilemmas of Economic Conflict in California Hospitals, 1946-1974" received the 2018 Best Student Paper award by the ASA Labor and Labor Movements section. Gaston joined the Michigan Sociology faculty as Assistant Professor in September 2018
Sarah Hodgman was awarded the 2018 Eita Krom Prize for her paper "Sexual Predation Against Women of Color: A Historical Analysis." The Eita Krom Prize is annually awarded by the department for the best paper on a sociological topic written by an LSA junior or senior undergraduate student. Hodgman is currently a Senior majoring in Sociology.
Mikell Hyman's article "When Policy Feedback Fails: 'Collective Cooling' in Detroit's Municipal Bankruptcy" received the 2018 ASA Shils-Coleman Prize (honorable mention) by the ASA Theory Section. This paper was also awarded our department's 2018 Katherine Luke Graduate Student Paper Award for the best paper produced by a sociology graduate student in the past year. Hyman is a doctoral student in Sociology.
Emily Kazyak received the 2018 Early Career Award from the ASA Sexualities section. Kazyak received her Ph.D. from Michigan Sociology in 2010 and is currently Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Greta Krippner's article "Democracy of Credit: Ownership and the Politics of Credit Access in Late Twentieth-Century America" received the 2018 Charles Tilly Best Article Award from the ASA section on Comparative-Historical Sociology. Krippner is Associate Professor of Sociology at Michigan.
Maria Krysan's book Cycle of Segregation (coauthored with Kyle Crowder) received the 2018 Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award from the ASA Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities, the 2018 Robert E. Park Award for Best Book from the ASA Community and Urban Sociology Section, and the 2018 Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship Book Award (honorable mention) from the ASA Race, Gender, and Class Section. Krysan received her Ph.D. from Michigan Sociology in 1995 and is currently Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Ya-Wen Lei's book The Contentious Public Sphere: Law, Media, and Authoritarian Rule in China received the 2018 Distinguished Book Award from the ASA Section on Sociology of Law and the 2018 Gordon Hirabayashi Human Rights Book Award from the ASA Human Rights section. Lei received her Ph.D. from Michigan Sociology in 2013 and is currently Assistant Professor at Harvard University.
Max Lubell was awarded the 2018 Robert Cooley Angell Award for the department's best Honors Thesis of the year. His thesis, "Stigma Against Gentrifiers: Perceptions on Displacement, the Gentrifier Label, and Uneven Transit Development in Detroit", was awarded the Highest Honors designation for his excellent work. Lubell graduated this summer and is working as a Project Associate in the Crime and Education Labs at the University of Chicago
Andrei Markovits's is being recognized on October 20 by Leuphana University in Lueneburg, Germany with a full day of lectures on five aspects of his life's work: trade unions and social democracy, the German and European left; anti-Americanism; anti-Semitism; and sports. Markovits is Professor of German, Political Science, and Sociology at Michigan.
Silvia Pedraza has been elected President of ASCE (the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy and Society). Pedraza is Professor of Sociology and American Culture at Michigan.
Carla Pfeffer's book Queering Families: The Postmodern Partnerships of Cisgender Women and Transgender Men received the 2018 Distinguished Book Award from the ASA Sex and Gender section. Pfeffer received her Ph.D. from Michigan Sociology in 2009 and is currently Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina.
Kelly Russell, Ph.D. candidate in Sociology, has received a Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy grant for her project Becoming Good Investments: Pay for Success and the Financialization of Deservingness. Kelly's research concerns the American political economy, with a special focus on state-market relationships in welfare provision.
Kimberly Truong was awarded the 2018 Mark Chesler Student Research Award for her paper "Are Pioneers Free to Pursue in College?: Investigating College Major Choices of Immigrant First-Generation College Students." The Mark Chesler Student Research Award goes to an undergraduate whose scholarship contributes to the sociological understanding of diversity, social justice, participatory action research, intergroup relations, or service learning. Truong graduated this summer from the University of Michigan.
Kiyoteru Tsutsui's article "Human Rights and Minority Activism in Japan: Transformation of Movement Actorhood and Local-Global Feedback Loop" has received the 2018 Research Paper Award by the ASA section on Asia and Asian America and 2018 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award (honorable mention) by the ASA section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements. In 2017 it received the Best Scholarly Article Award by the ASA Human Rights section. Tsutsui is Professor of Sociology at Michigan and Director of the Donia Human Rights Center and Director of the Center for Japanese Studies.
Genevieve Zubrzycki's book Beheading the Saint: Nationalism, Religion, and Secularism in Quebec has received the 2018 John Porter Tradition of Excellence Book Award by the Canadian Sociological Association. In 2017 it received the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship for Best Book by the ASA Political Sociology section. Zubrzycki is Professor of Sociology at Michigan and Director of the following: Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia; Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, and East European and Eurasian Studies; and the Copernicus Program in Polish Studies.