The Sociology of Culture Section’s Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book
Book authors may nominate a book published in calendar year 2020. Authors must be section members to be eligible. Each member of the committee requires:
- a copy of the book, with e-books/digital copies strongly preferred (see book distribution details below)
- a two paragraphs-long self-nomination letter written by the author providing a synopsis and outlining the book’s contributions to the sociology of culture/cultural sociology
The deadline is March 15, 2021. To be considered, all the committee members must receive self-nomination and the books must arrive by this deadline. Please direct any inquiries to committee chair Larissa Bucholz at the email address below.
Larissa Bucholz (Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org)
Orly Clerge (email@example.com)
Julia Sonnevend (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Roi Livne (email@example.com)
Derron Wallace (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Christina Simko (email@example.com)
Book distribution instructions
E-BOOK/DIGITAL COPY: please email a link to an e-book version of your book, or send a digital copy as an attachment, to each of the committee members at the addresses above.
HARDCOPY: If an e-book is unavailable, please submit six hardcopies of your book to Terence McDonnell at this address:
Department of Sociology
University of Notre Dame
4060 Jenkins Nanovic Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
The Sociology of Culture Section’s Clifford Geertz Prize for Best Article
Section members may nominate articles and original chapters of edited collections published in calendar years 2019-2020. Self-nominations are preferred. Authors must be members of the Culture Section. Please send the following to all members of the prize committee: 1) a very brief nominating email, including a paragraph long description of the article and its significance to culture, and 2) an electronic copy of the manuscript. Articles that are not accompanied by a nomination letter will not be considered for the prize. The deadline for receipt of nominations and articles is March 15, 2021. Please direct any inquiries to committee chair Omar Lizardo at the email address below.
- Omar Lizardo (Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Tim Hallett (email@example.com)
- Xiaohong Xu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Andrea Voyer (email@example.com)
- Yongren Shi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Beth Gharrity Gardner (email@example.com)
The Sociology of Culture Section’s Richard A. Peterson Award for Best Student Paper
Section members may nominate any work (published or unpublished), written by someone who is a student at the time of submission. Self-nominations are welcome. Authors must be members of the Culture Section. The award recipient will receive a $500 prize to reimburse part of the cost of attending the 2020 ASA Annual Meeting. Any paper that receives an honorable mention will be awarded $100. Email an electronic copy of the paper to each member of the award committee. The deadline for receipt of nominations and articles is March 15, 2021. Please direct any inquiries to committee chair Carly Knight at the email address below.