Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book
Book authors may nominate a book published in the calendar year 2022. Authors must be section members to be eligible. Each member of the committee requires:  a copy of the book (hard copies preferred), and  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 letter should be submitted through this online form. The deadline is March 15, 2023. 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 Terry McDonnell.
Book Distribution Instructions
Hard copy: These are strongly preferred! Please submit six hard copies of your book, one to each of the committee members at their respective postal addresses listed on the ASA website here. If a hard copy is unavailable, please email each committee member a link to an e-book or digital version of your book, or send a digital copy as an attachment.
Clifford Geertz Prize for Best Article
Section members may nominate articles and original chapters of edited collections published in calendar years 2021-2022. Self- nominations are preferred. Authors must be members of the Culture Section. Please send the following to all members of the prize committee:  a very brief nominating email, including a paragraph-long description of the article and its significance to culture, and  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, 2023. Please direct any inquiries to committee chair Iddo Tavory.
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Section members may nominate any work (published or unpublished), written by someone who is a student at the time of submission.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
$300 prize to reimburse part of the cost of attending the 2023 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, 2023. Please direct any inquiries to committee chair Paul Joosse.