Sociology Awards and Elected Officers - ASA 2010
- August 31, 2010
2010 ASA Elected Officers
- David Snow, sociology professor, took the reigns as vice-president of the American Sociological Association.
- Jennifer Lee, sociology associate professor, is the American Sociological Association’s new council member at large.
- Georgiana Bostean, sociology graduate student, is the new student member on the council of the Section on Aging and the Life Course.
- Brian Gillespie, sociology graduate student, is the new student member on the council of the Section on Children and Youth.
- Nina Bandelj, sociology associate professor, is now a council member for the Section on Comparative and Historical Sociology.
- Katherine Faust, sociology professor, was selected as chair-elect of the ASA Section on Mathematical Sociology. Her term as full chair will begin in 2011.
- Francesca Polletta, sociology professor, was selected as chair-elect of the ASA Section on Sociology of Culture. Her term as full chair will begin in 2011.
- Judith Treas, sociology professor, was selected as chair-elect of the association’s Section on Sociology of Population. Her term as full chair will also begin in 2011.
2010 ASA Award Winners
- Carter Butts, sociology associate professor, received the Leo Goodman Award for his contributions to the field of social networking analysis.
- Elizabeth Chiarello, sociology graduate student, received an honorable mention for the James D. Thompson Award for Graduate Student Paper, awarded by ASA’s Section on Organizations, Occupations, and Work, for her paper titled "Challenging Professional Self-Regulation: Social Movement Influence on Pharmacy Rulemaking in Washington State."
- Valerie Jenness, criminology, law & society professor, affiliated sociology professor, and interim School of Social Ecology dean, received the American Sociological Association Public Understanding of Sociology Award in recognition of her scholarly work documenting the social movement behind hate crimes laws, and her growing expertise and participation in policy-making.
- Rubén Rumbaut, sociology professor, received the Inaugural Claude S. Fisher Award for Excellence in the ASA journal Contexts for his article “Immigration’s Complexities, Assimilation’s Discontents” in which he addresses the gaps between public perception and facts on immigration.
- Judith Treas, sociology professor, received the Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award from the ASA Section on Aging and Life Course for her work in the field of aging and life course.