Aida Tomeh Distinguished Service Award

Scholarly Achievement Award Recipients


1981 Dwight B. Billing, Jr., University of Kentucky, Planters and the Making of a New South:Class, Politics and  Development, 1865-1990.

1982 Eleanor Wolf, Wayne State University, Trial and Error.

1983 J. Milton Yinger, Oberlin College, Countercultures: The Promise and Peril of a World Turned Upside Down.

1984 Karl Schuessler, Indiana University, Measuring Social Life Feelings.

1985 No Award Given

1986 Aldon Morris, University of Michigan, The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement.

Howard Schuman and Charlotte Steeh, University of Michigan, Racial Attitudes in America.

Lawrence Bobo and Reynolds Farley, University of Michigan, Blacks and Whites.

1987 Philip Converse and Ray Pierce, University of Michigan, Political Representation in France.

1988 William J. Wilson, University of Chicago, The Truly Disadvantaged.

1989 Larry T. Reynolds, Central Michigan University, Symbolic Interactionism: Genesis, Varieties and Criticism.

1990 Carolyn Perrucci, Robert Perrucci, Dena Targ and Harry Targ, Purdue University, Plant Closings: International Context and Social Cost.

1991 Francis B. McCrea, Grand Valley State University, and Gerald E. Markle, Western Michigan University, Minutes to Midnight: Nuclear Weapons Protest in America.

1992 No Award Given

1993 Suzanne Staggenborg, McGill University, The Pro-Choice Movement: Organization and Activism in the Abortion Conflict.

1994 David A. Snow, University of Arizona, and Leon Anderson, Ohio University, Down on Their Luck: A Study of Homeless Street People.

1995 James B. McKee, Michigan State University, Sociology and the Race Problem: The Failure of a Perspective.

Martin S. Weinberg, Colin Williams and Douglas Pryor, Indiana University, Dual Attraction: Understanding Bisexuality.

1996 Donna Eder, Catherine Colleen Evans and Stephen Parker, Indiana University, School Talk: Gender and Adolescent Culture.

1997 Larry T. Reynolds and Leonard Lieberman, Central Michigan University, (eds.), Race and Other Misadventures: Essays in Honor of Ashley Montagu in His Ninetieth Year.

1998 Barry V. Johnston, Indiana University Northwest, Pitirim A. Sorokin: In Intellectual Biography.

1999 Betty A. Dobratz, Iowa State University, and Stephanie Shanks-Meile, Indiana University Northwest, White Power, White Pride! The White Separatist Movement in the United States.

2000 Mike Forrest Keen, Indiana University-South Bend, Stalking the Sociological Imagination:J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI Surveillance of American Sociology.

2001 No Award Given

2002 Lisa A. Keister, Ohio State University, Chinese Business Groups: The Structure and Impact of Interfirm Relations During Economic Development.

2003 Douglas Harper, Duquesne University, Changing Works: Visions of a Lost Agriculture.

2004 No Award Given

2005 Peter Adler, University of Denver, and Patti Adler, University of Colorado at Boulder, Paradise Laborers: Hotel Work in the Global Economy.

2006 No Award Given

2007 Mansoor Moaddel, Eastern Michigan University, Islamic Modernism, Nationalism, and Fundamentalism: Episode and Discourse.

Clifford Bob, Duquesne University, The Marketing of Rebellion: Insurgents, Media and International Activism.

2008 Edward Morris, Ohio University, An Unexpected Minority: White Kids in an Urban School.

2009 Dan Zuberi, University of British Columbia, Differences that Matter: Social Policy and the Working Poor in the United States and Canada.

2010 Allison C. Carey, Shippensburg University. On the Margins of Citizenship: Intellectual Disability and Civil Rights in Twentieth-Century America.

Nicole Rousseau, Kent State University, Black Woman’s Burden: Commodifying Black Reproduction.

2011 Brian Powell, Indiana University, Catherine Bolzendal, University of California, Irvine, Claudia Geist, University of Utah and Lala Carr Steelman, University of South Carolina for their work Counted Out: Same-Sex Relations and Americans’ Definition of Family.

2012 Sarah Damaske, Pennsylvania State University, For the Family? How Class and Gender Shape Women’s Work.

2013  Nancy J. Davis and Robert V. Robinson , Indiana University, Claiming Society for God: Religious Movements and Social Welfare.

2014 Elizabeth A. Armstrong of University of Michigan and Laura T. Hamilton of the University of California at Merced, Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality (Book).

Jaita Talukdar of Loyola University New Orleans and Annulla Linders of the University of Cincinnati, Gender, Class Aspirations, and Emerging Fields of Body Work in Urban India (Article).

2015 Jason Manning of West Virginia University, Suicide as Social Control (Article).

2016 Josh Woods, Jason Manning, and Jacob Matz, West Virginia University,  The Impression Management Tactics of an Immigrant Think Tank (Article).

Akiko Hashimoto, University of Pittsburgh, The Long Defeat: Cultural Trauma, Memory, and Identity in Japan (Book).

2017 Robert F. Carley, Texas A&M University, Ideological Contention: Antonio Gramsci and the Connection between Race and Social Movement Mobilization in Early Twentieth Century Italy (Article).

Jamie Longazel, University of Dayton, Undocumented Fears: Immigration and the Politics of Divide and Conquer in Hazleton, Pennsylvania (Book).