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Library Research Guide for Sociology Graduate Students

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Your Motivation? - American Sociological Association ASA Dissertation Award

2023   Laura Garbes, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is the co-recipient of the 2023 ASA Dissertation Award for “Racialized Airwaves: Tracing the sonic color line in the American public radio industry.” 

2022    Ricarda Hammer, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, for “Citizenship and Colonial Difference: The Racial Politics of Rights and Rule Across the Black Atlantic,” completed at Brown University

            Lacee A. Satcher, Boston College, for “(Un) Just Deserts: Examining the Consequences of Economic, Social, and Environmental Disinvestment in the Urban South,” completed at Vanderbilt University

2021    Gözde Güran, Harvard University, for "Brokers of Order: How Money Moves in Wartime Syria” completed at Princeton University

             Elizabeth McKenna, SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University, for “The Revolution Will be Organized: Power and Protest in Brazil’s New Republic (1988-2018)” completed at University of California-Berkeley

2020 Christina Cross, University of Michigan, for "The Color, Class, and Context of Family Structure and Its Association with Children's Educational Performance"
Honorable Mention: Christof Brandtner, "Cities in Action: City Climate Action, Civil Society, and the Organization of Cities"

2019 Anjuli N. Fahlberg, Tufts University, for “Activism Under Fire: Violence, Poverty, and Collective Action in Rio de Janeiro”

2018 - Juliette Galonnier "Choosing Faith and Facing Race: Converting to Islam in France and the United States"

2017 - Karida Brown "Before they were Diamonds: The Intergenerational Migration of Kentucky's Coal Camp Blacks"

2016 - Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz "Temporal Politics of the Future: National Latino Civil Rights Advocacy, Demographic Statistics, and the ‘Browning’ of America"

2015 - Christopher Michael Muller "Historical Origins of Racial Inequality in Incarceration in the United States"

2014 - Ya-Wen Lei "Uncovering the Roots of the Nationwide Counter-public Sphere in China”

2014 - Yan Long "Constructing Transnational Actorhood: The Emergence and Transformation of the AIDS Movement in China, 1989-2012"

2013 - Larissa Buchholz "The Global Rules of Art"

2013 - Daniel Menchik "The Practices of Medicine"

2012 - Kimberly Kay Hoang "New Economies of Sex and Intimacy in Vietnam"

2011 - Alice Goffman, "On the Run" - [Book available at Rutgers Libraries]
Honorable Mention: Laura Hamilton, "Strategies for Success: Parental Funding, College Achievement, and the Transition to Adulthood"
Joanna Robinson, "Contested Water: Anti-Water Privatization Movements in Canada and the United States"

2010 - G. Cristina Mora, "De Muchos, Uno: The Institutionalization of Latino Panethnicity, 1960-1990 "
Honorable Mention: Sophia Krzys Acord, "Beyond the Code: Unpacking Tacit Knowledge and Embodied Cognition in the Practical Action of Curating Contemporary Art"



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