Down, Out, and Under Arrest, won the best book award from the American Society of Criminology and the 2019 Michael J. Hindelang Outstanding Book Award
Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award from the Sociology Program of the National Science Foundation. The award will support her dissertation research on youth at the intersection of the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. January, 2020.
Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award, “Prenatal Exposure to an Acute Stressor and Children’s Cognitive Outcomes,” Demography 55: 1611-1639
Children and Youth Section, American Sociological Association, 2019
Young Scholar Award, awarded to North American doctoral candidates in social sciences and humanities on topics about Chinese culture and society, China Times Cultural Foundation, 2019
Humane Studies Fellowship, awarded for advancing classical liberal ideas in the academy, Institute for Humane Studies, 2019.
Louis Wirth Best Article Award, “Indigenous Places and the Making of Undocumented Status in Mexico-US Migration,” forthcoming, International Migration Review
Section on International Migration, American Sociological Association, 2019
Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, “The Penalties for Self-Reporting Sexual Harassment,” forthcoming, Gender and Society.
Social Psychology, American Sociological Association, 2019
Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, “Cameras of Merit or Engines of Inequality? The Effect of College Rankings on the Enrollment of Disadvantaged Students”
Inequality, Poverty and Mobility and Organizations, Occupations and Work Section, American Sociological Association, 2019
Graduate Student Paper Award, Honorable Mention, “The Relational Bases of Hierarchies: Expressive and Instrumental Ties Predict Divergent Patterns of Adolescent Peer Victimization”
Social Psychology Section, American Sociological Association, 2019
PAA Poster Award, 2019
Best Student Paper for the Social Psychology Section of the American Sociological Association, 2018.
Cilker Award for Teaching, 2018
Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award from the Sociology Program of the National Science Foundation for, "The Emergence of Cost-Benefit Analysis in US Policymaking," 2018
Feminist Mentor Award, Sociologists for Women in Society, 2017
PAA Poster Award, 2017
H&S Dean's Award for Achievements in Teaching, 2015-16
Feminist Lecturer Award, Sociologists for Women in Society, 2016
Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2015
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research, elects as members some of the world’s most accomplished artists, philanthropists, and business and civic leaders.
W.E.B. DuBois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award from the American Sociological Association, 2015
The James W. Lyons Award for Service, 2015
The Walter J. Gores Award, 2015
Leila Arthur Cilker Fellowship and Award for Teaching, 2015
James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award, American Sociological Association’s Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities, 2014
Aliya Saperstein (with Andrew Penner)
Oliver Cromwell Cox Article Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities, 2014