2021 CHS Section Award Winners

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DISTINGUISHED CAREER AWARD

In recognition of a lifetime of outstanding contributions to comparative-historical sociology. The award is normally named the Ibn Khaldun Distinguished Career Award. In light of the debate over award naming in the Business Meeting, Professor Orlando Patterson received the award from then-Chair Mabel Berezin without the name attached.

Winner: Orlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of Sociology at Harvard University

Committee: Andreas Wimmer (Chair), Columbia University; Julian Go, University of Chicago; Philip Gorski, Yale; Monica Prasad, Northwestern University.

BARRINGTON MOORE BOOK AWARD

Winner: Elisabeth S. Clemens, Civic Gifts: Voluntarism and the Making of the American Nation-State (Chicago 2020).

Honorable MentionYuen Yuen Ang, China’s Gilded Age: The Paradox of Economic Boom and Vast Corruption (Cambridge University Press 2020).

Committee: Stephanie Lee Mudge (Chair), University of California-Davis; Robert Braun, University of California-Berkeley; Angel Parham, Loyola University-New Orleans.

CHARLES TILLY ARTICLE AWARD

Co-WinnerHana Brown. 2020. “Who Is an Indian Child? Institutional Context, Tribal Sovereignty, and Race-Making in Fragmented States.” American Sociological Review 85(5):776-805.

Co-WinnerJohn N. Robinson III. 2020. “Making Markets on the Margins: Housing Finance Agencies and the Racial Politics of Credit Expansion.” American Journal of Sociology . 125(4): 974-1029.

Committee: Shamus Khan (Chair), University; Eddy U, University of California, Davis; Alexander Kentikelenis, Bocconi University, Milan.

THEDA SKOCPOL DISSERTATION AWARD

Winner: Benjamin H. Bradlow, “Urban Origins of Democracy and Inequality: Governing Sao Paolo and Johannesburg, 1985-2016.” Ph.D. Dissertation, Brown University 2020.

Committee: Lyn Spillman (Chair), University of Notre Dame; Tad Skotnicki, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Lotesta, Johnnie Anne, Harvard University, Ash Center.

REINHARD BENDIX
STUDENT PAPER AWARD
Winner
: Omri Tubi (Northwestern), “Kill me a mosquito and I will build a state: political economy and the socio-technicalities of Jewish colonization in Palestine, 1922–1940”Theory and Society: 50, pages 97–124 (2021).

Honorable Mention: Wen Xie (Chicago), “Generation as Structure: Market Transformation in China’s Socialist Industrial Heartland”

Committee: Jonathan Wyrtzen (Chair), Yale University; Maryam Alemzadeh, Princeton; Simeon J. Newman, Michigan.

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