Officers

  • Chair: Michael A. McCarthy, Marquette University
  • Chair-Elect: Brendan McQuade, University of Southern Maine
  • Past Chair: Hannah A. Holleman, Amherst College
  • Section Secretary: Leslie C. Gates, SUNY-Binghamton
  • Section Treasurer: Lorna Lueker Zukas, National University
  • Student Representative: Lola Loustaunau, University of Oregon

Section Council

  • Daniel Noah Auerbach, University of Utah
  • David Embrick, University of Connecticut
  • Elaine Hu, Pennsylvania State University
  • Gretchen Purser, Syracuse University
  • Atef S. Said, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Intan Suwandi, Illinois State University

Awards Committees

See instructions for submission of nominations under each award description. 

The Marxist Sociology Teaching and Praxis Award

The Marxist Sociology Teaching and Praxis Award recognizes outstanding integration of theory and practice in the promotion and achievement of social change through teaching and scholarship by sociologists. We look for nominees who have excellent accomplishments in teaching Marxist sociology and/or have successfully blended Marxist scholarship with activism. This may involve (but is not limited to) activism, organizing, and/or outreach to encourage/facilitate social change. Nominations should include a letter of support for the nominee and other supporting materials. Self-nominations are acceptable but nominations by others are highly recommended.

Supporting materials include:

  • CV
  • Teaching materials (such as syllabi, and teaching statements, and creative assignments geared towards public engagements) and public scholarship materials especially materials geared towards the public and progressive movements.
  • At least one letter from a former student or mentee and or community organizations and social movements.
  • Any other supporting materials such as news articles or local or national news coverage.

The deadline for receipt of all materials is March 1, 2022. Please send materials to all committee members.

The Marxist Sociology Teaching and Praxis Award Committee for 2022:

  • Atef Said (Chair), atefsaid@uic.edu
  • Kyla Walters, kyla.walters@sonoma.edu
  • Nada Matta, nada.matta@drexel.edu

 

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 2021 or 2022. In accordance with ASA policies, the recipient must be a current member of the association at the time the award is given to receive the award.

Instructions for nominating books:

Step 1) Submit nomination by email. This should include standard bibliographic information about the work and a brief comment on its merits. Please send your nomination to the committee chair, Brendan McQuade at: (brendan.mcaquade@maine.edu), and cc’ all committee members (Ashok Kumar, a.kumar@bbk.ac.uk and Zeinab Shuker, zfs003@shsu.edu).

Step 2) In addition to the nomination, a copy of the book must be sent to each of the committee members. The address for each committee member is given below. The deadline for receipt of all material is February 28, 2022.  

The Paul Sweezy Marxist Sociology Book Award Committee for 2022 is below.  Make sure to mail a copy of the book to each committee member.

1.

Brendan McQuade

University of Southern Maine

96 Falmouth St. 300C

Portland, ME 04103

2.

Ashok Kumar

428E Hackney Road

London, U.K. E27AP

3.

Zeinab F. Shuker

Sam Houston State University

Humanities and Social Sciences bldg. Room 270Q2

Box 2446

Huntsville, Texas 77341-2446

 

 

The 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(s) of the best graduate student paper drawing on a Marxist theoretical framework. The competition is open to papers written or published online or in print during the period January 2019 to December 2021. Papers should be roughly 25 pages in length, not including tables, figures, charts, or references. 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. In accordance with ASA policies, the recipient must be a current member of the association at the time the award is given. 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, or Marxist Praxis. The award includes a prize of $250 to be split between multiple authors. 

The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2022. All submissions must be sent electronically to the entire committee, while questions should be sent to the chair (Tarun Banerjee, tbanerjee@jjay.cuny.edu).

Albert Szymanski-T.R. Young/Critical Sociology Marxist Sociology Graduate Student Paper Award Committee for 2022:

  • Tarun Banerjee (Chair), tbanerjee@jjay.cuny.edu
  • Huseyin Raseyit, hrasit@fc.ritsumei.ac.jp
  • Ella Wind, cew352@nyu.edu

 

 

The Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes distinguished career achievement in Marxist Sociology. Nominators should send 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. In accordance with ASA policies, the recipient must be a current member of the association at the time the award is given to receive the award. The deadline for nominations is February 28, 2022. Please send inquiries and final nomination materials to the chair, Hannah Holleman, at (hholleman@amherst.edu), and cc’ all committee members.

Lifetime Achievement Committee for 2022:

  • Hannah Holleman (Chair), hholleman@amherst.edu
  • Lola Loustaunau, dloustau@uoregon.edu
  • Jeff Stilley, stilley@vt.edu

 

Outstanding Marxist Sociology Article Award

The Outstanding Marxist Sociology Article Award goes to the author(s) of the best article 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. We encourage nomination of a wide range of papers, including, for example, those incorporating an intersectional analytic approach and/or integrative theoretical framework to the study of conflict, class, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and/or citizenship status. In accordance with ASA policies, the recipient must be a current member of the association at the time the award is given to receive the award. Nominees should also be members of the Marxist Sociology Section.

Please send nominations to chair Elaine Hui at (suh275@psu.edu), and cc’ all committee members. Nominations should include an attached document with brief comment on the merits of the published article (2020 or 2021) and a .pdf copy of the article. The deadline for receipt of all materials is February 28, 2022.  

The Outstanding Marxist Sociology Article Award Committee for 2022:  

  • Elaine Hui (Chair),  suh275@psu.edu
  • David Feldman, dfeldman@ucsb.edu
  • Sahan Savas Karatasli, sskarata@uncg.edu