2024 CHS Section Award Winners

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Ibn Khaldun Distinguished Career Award 

The section presents the Ibn Khaldun Distinguished Career Award every year in order to recognize a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the subfield of comparative-historical sociology.

Winner: Theda Skocpol, Harvard University

Barrington Moore Book Award

The section presents the Barrington Moore Book Award every year to the best book in the area of comparative-historical sociology.

Winner: Leslie Gates, Binghamton University SUNY, Capitalist Outsiders: Oil’s Legacies in Mexico and Venezuela. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2023.

Honorable Mention: Vrushali Patil, Florida International University, Webbed Connectivities The Imperial Sociology of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality. University of Minnesota Press, 2022.

Honorable Mention: Julian Go, University of Chicago, Policing Empires Militarization, Race, and the Imperial Boomerang in Britain and the US. Oxford University Press, 2023

Charles Tilly Article Award

The section presents the Charles Tilly Article Award every year to the best article in the subfield of comparative-historical sociology.

Co-winner: Celene Reynolds, Indiana University, “Repurposing Title IX: How Sexual Harassment Became Sex Discrimination in American Higher Education”

Co-winner: Jeremy Levine, University of Michigan, and Kelly L. Russell, Florida State University, “Crime Pays the Victim: Criminal Fines, the State, and Victim Compensation Law 1964–1984”

Honorable Mention: Jorge Daniel Vasquez, American University, “WEB Du Bois’s Global Sociology and the Anti-racist Struggle for Democracy in Cuba (1931–1941)”

Theda Skocpol Dissertation Award

The section presents the Theda Skocpol Dissertation Award every year to the best doctoral dissertation in the area of comparative-historical sociology.

Co-winner Shay O’Brien, Princeton University,  “Dallas: Kinship, Mobility, and Inheritance in an Elite Population, 1895-1945,

Co-winner: Rahardhika Utama, Northwestern University, “Embedded Peasantry and Economic Transformation in the Asian Rubber Belt.”

Reinhard Bendix Student Paper Award 

The section presents the Reinhard Bendix Student Paper Award every year to the best graduate student paper in the subfield of comparative-historical sociology.

Winner: Matthew Brooke, Harvard University, “How Democracy’s Resisters Forge Organizational Change: Insights from the Emergence of Christian Right Broadcasting Companies”

Honorable Mention: Jillian LaBranche, University of Minnesota, “Macro-Micro Interaction in Knowledge Construction: Structural and Communicative Memory in Rwanda and Sierra Leone”

Bendix Short Listed: 

Anna Berg (University of Chicago), “Electoral Strategy or Historical Legacy? The CDU’s Reactions to Far-Right Parties in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1964-1990.”

Berenike Firestone (Columbia University), “Building the Big Tent: How the Local Political Incorporation of Displaced Germans into the Center-Right Curbed Far-Right Support in Post-WWII Germany.” 

Kristin George (UC Berkeley), “‘Ministering at the Alter of Slavery’: Religious Slavery Conflict and Social Movement Repression.”

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