Section Awards

Mary Douglas Award (Best Book)


Michaela DeSoucey, Contested Tastes. Foie Gras and the Politics of Food. (2017, Princeton University Press)


Nicole Gonzalez van Cleve, Crook County. Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court. (2016, Stanford University Press)


Clifford Geertz Award (Best Article)

Winner: Daniel Winchester for “A Hunger for God: Embodied Metaphor as Cultural Cognition in Action.” (2016, in Social Forces 95(2): 585-606)


Honorable mention: Chana Teeger, “‘Both Sides of the Story’: History Education in

Post-Apartheid South Africa.” (2015, in American Sociological Review 80(6): 1175-1200)


Richard Paterson Award (Best Student Paper)

Winner: Matthew Clair (Harvard University), “Resources, Navigation, and Punishment in the Criminal Courts”


Honorable mention: Mary Beth Fallin Hunzaker (Duke University), “Cultural Sentiments and Schema-Consistency Bias in Information Transmission”