Awards

ASA Human Rights Section Gordon Hirabayashi Human Rights Book Award

The Gordon Hirabayashi Human Rights Book Award Committee of the ASA Section on Human Rights is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Human Rights Book Award. The award recognizes books published in the last two years (2016 or 2017) that demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent, or innovative analysis of a theoretical or empirical issue that is germane to the Section on Human Rights’ main interests (for a description of the section, see http://www.asanet.org/sections/humanrights.cfm).  Books that either intervene in ongoing debates or fill gaps in the literature are especially encouraged. In light of the pluralism of the section, the committee welcomes books from a range of theoretical and methodological approaches. All books must be nominated, and the committee encourages self-nominations and nominations of work by others. Nominations should include a written statement, no longer than 2 pages, explaining the book’s contribution to the social scientific analysis of human rights. The award will be presented to the winner at the Section on Human Rights Business Meeting.

To be nominated, please send a nomination letter and a copy of the book to all members of the Award Committee by March 1, 2019.

The 2019 Gordon Hirabayashi Human Rights Book Award Committee:

Christopher N. J. Roberts (Chair), University of Minnesota; Matthias Koenig, University of Goettingen; and Zakiya Luna, University of California Santa Barbara.

ASA Human Rights Section Best Scholarly Article Award 

The Best Scholarly Article Award Committee in Human Rights is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Best Scholarly Article Award. The award recognizes an article published in the last two years (2016 or 2017) that demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent, or innovative analysis of a theoretical or empirical issue that is germane to the Section on Human Rights’ main interests (for a description of the section, see http://www.asanet.org/sections/humanrights.cfm).  Articles that either intervene in ongoing debates or fill gaps in the literature are especially encouraged.  In light of the pluralism of the section, the committee welcomes articles from a range of theoretical and methodological approaches.   All articles must be nominated, and the committee encourages self-nominations and nominations of work by others. Nominations should include a written statement, no longer than a page, explaining the article’s contribution to the social scientific analysis of human rights. The award will be presented to the winner at the Section on Human Rights Business Meeting.

To be nominated, please send a nomination letter and an electronic copy of the article to all members of the Award Committee by March 1, 2019. 

ASA Human Rights Section Graduate Student Paper Award

The Graduate Student Paper Award Committee of the ASA Section on Human Rights is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Graduate Student Paper Award. This award goes to the author of the best paper on human rights written by a graduate student or students, as deemed by the Committee. The Committee will accept sole-authored and multiple-authored papers as long as the nominee is the lead or senior author. No collaborations between students and faculty members will be accepted. Eligible student authors include masters or doctoral students who are currently enrolled or who graduated no earlier than December 1, 2017. The competition is open to both published and npublished article-length papers (roughly 25 double-spaced pages, without tables or references) written in the last two years (2016 or 2017). Only one award will be given.

The Committee will select the paper that demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent, or innovative analysis of a theoretical or empirical issue that is germane to the Section on Human Rights’ main interests (for a description of the section, see https://www.asanet.org/asa-communities/sections/sites/sociology-human-rights/sociology-human-rights-award-nominations-calls.  Papers should be grounded in the social scientific analysis of human rights. Papers that either intervene in ongoing debates or fill gaps in the literature are especially encouraged. The Committee welcomes papers from a range of theoretical and methodological approaches.

To be nominated, please send an electronic version of the paper to all members of the Graduate Student Paper Award Committee by March 1, 2018. Self-nominations are encouraged.

The 2019 Graduate Student Paper Award Committee:

James Mahoney (Chair), Northwestern University; David Frank, UC-Irvine; and Tianna Paschel, UC-Berkeley.

Congratulations to the following Award Recipients!!!!!

 

SECTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS GORDON HIRABAYASHI HUMAN RIGHTS BOOK AWARD

2019:Kiyoteru Tsutsui, Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan. Oxford University Press. 2018.

2018: Ya-Wen Lei, The Contentious Public Sphere: Law, Media and Authoritarian Rule in China. Princeton University Press. 2017.

2018 Honorable Mention: Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, What Slaveholders Think: How Contemporary Perpetrators Rationalize What They Do. Columbia University Press. 2017.

2017: Tianna S. Paschel. Becoming Black Political Subjects: Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil. Princeton University Press, 2016.

2017 Honorable Mention: Robert Wyrod. AIDS and Masculinity in the African City: Privilege, Inequality, and Modern Manhood (University of California Press, 2016).

2016: Holzer, Elizabeth. The Concerned Women of Budburam: Refugee Activists and Humanitarian Dilemmas.  Cornell University Press.

2015: Christopher N. J. Roberts, The Contentious History of the International Bill of Human Rights. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

2014: Yuksel Sezgin, Syracuse University, Human Rights Under State-Enforced Religious Family Laws in Israel, Egypt, and India (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

2013: Armaline, William T., Davita Silfen Glasberg, and Bandana Purkayastha, eds. Human Rights in Our Own Backyard: Injustice and Resistance in the United States. (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011)

SECTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS BEST SCHOLARLY ARTICLE AWARD

2018: Nicohlas Pedriana and Robin Stryker, “From Legal Doctrine to Social Transformation? Comparing U.S. Voting Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity, and Fair Housing Legislation,” American Journal of Sociology 123(1):86-135. 2017.

2017: Tsutsui, Kiyoteru “Human Rights and Minority Activism in Japan: Transformation of Movement Actorhood and Local-Global Feedback Loop.” American Journal of Sociology

2017 Honorable Mention: Nate Ela’s article, “Litigation Dilemmas: Lessons from the Marcos Human Rights Class Action,” which was published in Law & Social Inquiry

2016: Teeger, Chana.  “Both Sides of the Story: History Education in Post-Apartheid South Africa. ASR 80(6)1175-1200.

SECTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS BEST GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER AWARD

2019 Honorable Mention: Ioana Sendroiu, “Human Rights as Uncertain Performance during the Arab Spring”

2018: Saskia Nauenberg Dunkell, “Decoupling Transitional Justice: Selective Approaches for Addressing Human Rights Abuses in Colombia”

2018 Honorable Mention: Nicole Iturriaga, “At the Foot of the Grave: Challenging the Narrative of Violence in Post-Franco Spain”

2018: Kristopher Velasco, from University of Texas at Austin, “Human Rights INGOs, LGBT INGOs, and LGBT Policy Diffusion, 1991-2015.”

2016: Roberts, Louisa.”Changing Global Attitudes Toward Homosexuality: The Influence of Global and Region Specific Cultures.” 1981-2012.

2015: Marie Berry. “When ‘Bright Futures’ Fade: Paradoxes of Women’s Empowerment in Rwanda.”

2014: Hassan El Menyawi, New York University, “The Great Reversal.”

2012: Lei, Ya-Wen (University of Michigan). “Institutional-social Embeddedness of the Public Sphere: Media, Law, Networks, and the Heterogeneous Development of the Public Sphere in China”

2011: Jennifer Costanza. “A New Indigenous Citizenship: Constructing Citizen Rights from Human Rights at the Grassroots in Guatemala.”

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