Congratulations to our students and faculty on their incredible accomplishments this year!

Elizabeth Bruch

Elizabeth has received the ASA Methodology Section’s 2021 Innovation Award for her innovative theoretical and statistical framework for “cognitively plausible” models of decision making. Bruch’s approach facilitates higher fidelity research by social scientists studying a variety of social phenomena that involve individual choice, including neighborhood choice, residential decisions, school choice.

Kayonne Christy

Kayonne was chosen as the 2021 Louise Johnson Scholar by the American Sociological Association's Medical Sociology Section for her paper entitled, Minimizing race through colourblind healthcare: Examining Black women’s experiences of medical racism during prenatal care.

Kristin Foringer

Kristin won the Elise Boulding Student Paper Award in the Peace, War, and Social Conflict Section of the ASA for her paper titled Defining Post-Conflict Victimhood: The Political Construction of a 'Victim' Category in Colombia’s Transitional Justice Policy, 2007-2011.

Miriam Gleckman-Krut

Craig Hudson

Craig received the Mark Chesler Undergraduate Student Research Award for his paper titled, 
The Architectures of Security; Differential Deployments of Architectural Form.

Lanora Johnson

Lanora received the 2021 Katherine Luke Paper Award for her paper, Protecting Stability and Mobility: How Women Navigate Men’s Unemployment, Gender Distrust, and Dating in a Context of Rural Poverty.  The Katherine Luke Award recognizes an original empirical or theoretical contribution that advances sociological knowledge.

Greta Krippner

Greta received the 2021 Lewis A. Coser Award for Theoretical Agenda-Setting from the Theory Section of the American Sociological Association.

Samuel Maves

Samuel received the undergraduate Angell Award for the best Honors Program thesis. Sam's thesis is titled,  Interdistrict Choice Beyond the Classroom: Transfer Student Challenges in Selecting and Attending Suburban Schools of Choice.

Akira Nishii

Akira recieved the Eita Krom Prize undergraduate writiting award for his paper titled, Racial and Age Differences in Privacy Concerns about Medical Records.

Silvia Pedraza

Silvia was awarded the 2021 Founder's Award by the American Sociological Association's Section on Latinas/os in the U.S. The Founder's award is not only awarded to those who were founders in the field, but also to those who worked to enlarge the spaces of Latinas/os within the ASA.

Shoshana Shapiro

Shoshana is the recipient of the Horowitz Foundation Grant for Social Policy.  Established in 1998, the Horowitz Foundation awards grants to scholars to assist them in completing their dissertations.

Luciana de Souza Leão

Luciana received an honorable mention for the Star-Nelkin Article Prize by the American Sociological Association's Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section for her paper, The Rise of Randomized Controlled Trials in International Development in Historical Perspective.

Jennifer Triplett

Jennifer received the 2021 Mark Chesler Award for her paper, Articulating the Pueblo Cubano: Women’s Politicization and Productivity in Revolutionary Cuba, 1959 to 1969.  The Chesler Award honors a paper that contributes to sociological understanding of diversity, social justice, participatory action research, intergroup relations and service learning.

Celeste Watkins-Hayes

Celeste recently received the 2021 ASA Distinguished Book Award for her publication, Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality (University of California Press, 2019. Her publication was also awarded the 2020 Distinguished Book Award.

Aya Waller-Bey

Aya was one of 21 graduate students awarded the NCID Anti-Racism Summer Research Grant for her research project titled, 'I didn't want it to be a sob story': Black Student Identity Narration in College Personal Statements.