Aida Tomeh Distinguished Service Award

Scholarly Achievement Award Recipients


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

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

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

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

1985 No Award Given

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1992 No Award Given

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2000 Mike Forrest Keen of 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 of Ohio State University, Chinese Business Groups: The Structure and Impact of Interfirm Relations during Economic Development.

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

2004 No Award Given

2005 Peter Adler of 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 of Eastern Michigan University, Islamic Modernism, Nationalism, and Fundamentalism: Episode and Discourse.

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

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

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

2010 Allison C. Carey of 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 of the 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 of Pennsylvania State University, For the Family? How Class and Gender Shape Women’s Work.

2013  Nancy J. Davis and Robert V. Robinson of 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 of West Virginia University,  The Impression Management Tactics of an Immigrant Think Tank (Article).

Akiko Hashimoto of 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).

2018 Anne Warfield of Bentley University and Waverly Duck of University of Pittsburgh, 'Fractured Reflections' of High-Status Black Male Presentations of Self:  Non-recognition of Identity as a ‘Taci’ Form of Institutional Racism (Article).

Christopher Dum of Kent State University, Exiled in America: Life on the Margins in a Residential Motel (Book).