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Honors and Awards

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Forrest Stuart

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

Catherine Sirois

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.

Florencia Torche

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

Gabriel Chiu

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.

Asad Asad and Jackie Hwang

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

Chloe Grace Hart

Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, “The Penalties for Self-Reporting Sexual Harassment,” forthcoming, Gender and Society.

Social Psychology, American Sociological Association, 2019

James Chu

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

Amanda Mireles

PAA Poster Award, 2019

Emily Carian

Best Student Paper for the Social Psychology Section of the American Sociological Association, 2018.

Priya Fielding-Singh

Cilker Award for Teaching, 2018

Aaron Horvath

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

Shelley Correll

Feminist Mentor Award, Sociologists for Women in Society, 2017

Juan Pedroza

PAA Poster Award, 2017

Amanda Mireles

NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant for "Women's College Completion Rates and the Value of Higher Education," 2017

Aliya Saperstein

PAA Early Achievement Award, 2016

Tomás Jiménez

H&S Dean's Award for Achievements in Teaching, 2015-16

Shelley Correll

Feminist Lecturer Award, Sociologists for Women in Society, 2016

Christof Brandtner and Molly King

Centennial Teaching Awards, 2016

David Grusky

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.

John W. Meyer

W.E.B. DuBois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award from the American Sociological Association, 2015

Adam L. Horowitz

The James W. Lyons Award for Service, 2015

The Walter J. Gores Award, 2015

Michael Hahn

Leila Arthur Cilker Fellowship and Award for Teaching, 2015

Natassia Rodriguez

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

Lauren Benditt and Ariela Schachter

Centennial Teaching Awards, 2014