Marxist Sociology Section Awards 2018 – Call for nominations

Paul Sweezy Marxist Sociology Book Award

The Sweezy Book Award goes to the author(s) of the best book published in the past two years in the area of Marxist theory and research. The committee will select the book that best demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent, or innovative analysis of a theoretical, empirical, or activist issue(s) that is germane to Marxism, Marxist Sociology, and Marxist Praxis. Nominations are being sought for books that were published in 2016 or 2017. Nominations, by email, should include standard bibliographic information about the work and a brief comment on its merits. A copy of the book must be sent to all committee members. The deadline for receipt of all materials is February 28, 2018. All addresses for the delivery of books for consideration are included below. The chair in 2018 is Scott McNall (SMcNall@csuchico.edu). According to ASA guidelines, nominees must be members of the American Sociological Association.

The Paul Sweezy Marxist Sociology Book Award Committee for 2018 is below. Make sure to mail a copy of the book to each of the committee members:

Scott G McNall
7405 Old Grant Creek Road
Missoula, Montana 59808
(SMcNall@csuchico.edu)

Hans Bakker
Sociology and Anthropology, MacKinnon 6
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road E.
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
Canada
(hbakker@uoguelph.ca)

Jason Allen
4100 Cross Creek Court, Apt. G
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
(jsallen8@ncsu.edu)

Marxist Sociology Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes distinguished career achievement in Marxist sociology. Nominators should send all committee members a letter stating the case for the nominee winning the award and attach a copy of the nominee’s vitae. The award is for a body of work of sociological importance in the area of Marxist theory and research. The deadline for nominations is February 28, 2018. The chair in 2018 is Michael Sukhov (hawaiiiscalling@gmail.com). According to ASA guidelines, nominees must be members of the American Sociological Association.

Lifetime Achievement Committee for 2018:

Michael Sukhov      hawaiiiscalling@gmail.com
David Arditi             darditi@uta.edu
Anita Waters            waters@denison.edu 

Albert Szymanski-T.R. Young/Critical Sociology Marxist Sociology Graduate Student Paper Award

The Albert Szymanski-T.R. Young/Critical Sociology Marxist Sociology Graduate Student Paper Award is presented to the author of the best graduate student paper. The competition is open to both published and unpublished article-length papers (roughly 25 pages in length without tables or references) written by a graduate student in the last few years (2015-2017). The committee will accept sole-authored and multiple-authored papers as long as the applicant is lead or senior author. No student-faculty collaborations can be accepted. The committee will select the paper that demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent, or innovative analysis of a theoretical, empirical, or activist issue(s) that is germane to Marxism, Marxist Sociology, and Marxist Praxis. The prize for the winner will be $350 ($100 from the Marxist Sociology section and $250 from Critical Sociology, which underwrites the award). The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2018. All submissions must be received electronically. All papers and questions should be sent to the chair of the committee. The chair in 2017 is Roberto Ortiz (rortiz2@binghamton.edu). According to ASA guidelines, nominees must be members of the American Sociological Association.

Albert Szymanski-T.R. Young/Critical Sociology Marxist Sociology Graduate Student Paper Award Committee for 2018:

Roberto Ortiz             rortiz2@binghamton.edu
Lauren Langman       llang944@aol.com
Sanjiv Gupta               sangupta@umass.edu

Outstanding Marxist Sociology Article Award

The Outstanding Marxist Sociology Article Award goes to the author(s) of the best article (or series of articles) published in the past two years in the area of Marxist theory and research. The Committee will select the article that best demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent, or innovative analysis of a theoretical, empirical, or activist issue(s) that is germane to Marxism, Marxist Sociology, and Marxist Praxis. Nominations should include (by email to all committee members) a brief comment on the merits of the published article (2016 or 2017) and a copy of the article. The deadline for receipt of all materials is February 28, 2018. The chair in 2018 Lloyd Klein (lklein@lagcc.cuny.edu). According to ASA guidelines, nominees must be members of the American Sociological Association.

The Outstanding Marxist Sociology Article Award Committee for 2018:

Lloyd Klein                             lklein@lagcc.cuny.edu
Brendan McQuade                brendan.i.mcquade@gmail.com
Roxanne Gerbrandt              gerbrandtr@apsu.edu

Marxist Sociology Praxis Award

The Marxist Sociology Praxis Award recognizes outstanding practice and achievement, by an individual and/or an organization. Practice may involve (but is not limited to) activism, organizing, and/or outreach to encourage/facilitate social change. Nominations should include a letter (by email to all committee members) stating the case for the nominee for the award and supporting materials:

  • For individuals nominated: vitae
  • For organizations nominated: organization portfolio (e.g., mission statement, past/present campaigns, and programs)
  • For individuals and organizations nominated: supporting materials, such as news articles, reference letters.

The deadline for receipt of all materials is February 28, 2018. The chair in 2018 is Andrew Smolski (arsmolsk@ncsu.edu).

The Marxist Sociology Praxis Award Committee for 2018:

Andrew Smolski      arsmolsk@ncsu.edu
Ben Manski              ben@umail.ucsb.edu
Vince Montes           vince.montes@sjsu.edu