Marxist Section council & committees2019-02-08T07:50:49+00:00

The Marxist Sociology Blog is a production of the Marxist Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. It publishes short articles of theory, research and commentary from Marxists of all theoretical schools and academic disciplines. We conceive of marxist sociology in the broadest sense, spanning modern disciplines and covering economy, politics, culture, history.

The blog also hosts resources for ASA Marxist Section members, including news & announcements, lists of journals that publish Marxist scholarship, resources for education and pedagogy, and links to related websites.

Officers and Committees of the Section are listed below.

Officers

Chair: Tarique Niazi, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (2018-2019)

Chair-Elect: Allison Hurst, Oregon State University

Past Chair: Matt Vidal, Loughborough University London

Secretary-Treasurer: Paul Prew, Minnesota State University-Mankato (2017-2020)

Student Representative: Stephanie Baran, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2017-2019)

Section Council

Crystal Jackson, John Jay College-City University of New York (2018-2021)

Lorna Zukas, National University (2018-2021)

Charles Pinderhughes, Essex County College  (2017-2020)

Michael Sukhov, Pacifica Radio (2017-2020)

Barbara Brents, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2016-2019)

Brendan McQuade, SUNY-Cortland (2016-2019)

Standing Committees

Nominations Committee

To be determined.

Membership Committee

To be determined.

Media and Communications

See the Blog Editorial Team page.

Ad Hoc Committees

Committee on Awards

To be determined.

Awards Committees

Lifetime Achievement Committee

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes distinguished career achievement in Marxist sociology. The award is for a body of work of sociological importance in the area of Marxist theory and research. According to ASA guidelines, nominees must be members of the American Sociological Association. 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 deadline for nominations is February 28, 2019.

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 2017 or 2018. 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 March 15, 2019. All addresses for the delivery of books for consideration are included below. According to ASA guidelines, nominees must be members of the American Sociological Association.

  • Brett Clark (Chair). Email: (brettclark@comcast.net): Mailing Address: Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84112.
  • David M. Arditi (Member): Email: (darditi@uta.edu). Mailing Address: David Arditi, Department of Sociology, University of Texas, Arlington, 76019.
  • Scott McNall (Member). Email: (SMcNall@csuchico.edu). Mailing Address: 7405 Old Grant Creek Road. Missoula, Montana, 59808.

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. Nominations should include (by email to all committee members) a brief comment on the merits of the published article (published in 2017 or 2018) and a copy of the article. The deadline for receipt of all materials is February 28, 2019. According to ASA guidelines, nominees must be members of the American Sociological Association.

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, 2019.

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

The Albert Szymanski-T.R. Young 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 written by a graduate student in the last three years (2016-2018). 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 winner will receive $100. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2019. All submissions must be received electronically. All papers and questions should be sent to the chair of the committee. According to ASA guidelines, nominees must be members of the American Sociological Association.