Past Award Winners
Best Publication Award
2021: Alka Menon, "Cultural gatekeeping in cosmetic surgery: Transnational beauty ideals in multicultural Malaysia." Poetics 2019.
2020: Sabrina Strings, University of California, Irvine, Fearing the Black Body: the Racial Origins of Fatphobia New York: New York University Press.
2019: Hana E. Brown, Wake Forest University, "Immigrant Bodily Incorporation: How the Physical Body Structures Identity, Mobility, and Transnationalism," Social Problems 64(1): 14-29. 2017.
2018: Elizabeth Hordge- Freeman, University of South Florida, The Color of Love: Racial Features, Stigma, and Socialization in Black Brazilian Families. University of Texas Press. 2015.
2017: Ashley Mears, Boston University. 2015. "Girls as elite distinction: The appropriation of bodily capital.” Poetics 53: 22–37.
2016: Heather Laine Talley. 2014. Saving Face: Disfigurement and the Politics of Appearance. New York: New York University Press.
2015: Kimberly Hoang, University of Chicago. 2014. "Competing Technologies of Embodiment: Pan-Asian Modernity and Third World Dependency in Vietnam's Contemporary Sex Industry." Gender & Society 28(4):513-536.
Best Publication Award, Honorable Mention
2019: Oluwakemi M. Balogun, University of Oregon, and Kimberly Kay Hoang, University of Chicago, "Politcal Economy of Embodiment: Capitalizing on Globally Staged Bodies in Nigerian Beauty Pageants and Vietnamese Sex Work," Sociological Perspectives 61(6): 953-972. 2018.
2017. Edward Orozco Flores, University of California, Merced. 2016. "'Grow Your Hair Out': Chicano Gang Masculinity and Embodiment in Recovery." Social Problems 63(4): 590–604.
Graduate Student Paper Award
2021: Eliza Brown, "Less like Magic, More like a Chore: How Sex Becomes Work for Other-Sex Couples Trying to Become Pregnant"
2021: Tara Gonsalves, ""Gender Identity, the Sexed Body, and the Medical Making of Transgender"
2020: Danya Lagos, University of Texas, "Hearing Gender: Voice-Based Gender Classification Processes and Transgender Health Inequality"
2019: Renee Shelby, Georgia Institute of Technology, “Techno-Physical Feminism: Surveillance, Anti-Rape Technology and Shifting Risk Paradigms”
2018: Carley Geiss and Justine Egner, universtiy of South Florida, "'Having a Sexual Outlet changes Everything:' Examining Organization Narratives of Legal Sex workers and Disabled Clients”
2017. Alka Menon, Northwestern University. 2016. "Reconstructing race and gender in American cosmetic surgery." Ethnic and Racial Studies 40: 597-616.
2016: Neil Gong, University of California, Los Angeles. 2015. "How to Fight Without Rules: On Civilized Violence in De-Civilized Spaces." Social Problems 62(4).
2015: Sonny Nordmarken, University of Massachusetts Amherst. "Radiant Selves, Misgendering Experiences, and Biologized Gender Ideologies."
Graduate Student Paper Award, Honorable Mention
2021: Warren Jensen, "The Strength to Diet: If It Fits Your Macros Dieting as Masculine Body Work"
2020: Sarah E. Frank, University of Wisconsin "Queering Menstruation: Trans and Non-Binary Identity and Body Politics"
2019: Kathleen Broussard, University of Texas, Austin, “The Changing Landscape of Abortion Care: Embodied Experiences in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland”
2019: Cristina Khan, University of Connecticut, “Constructing Eroticized Latinidad: Negotiating Profitability in the Stripping Industry”
2018: Kathleen Jensen, University of Texas, Austin, “The Epistemic Logic of Asylum Screening: (Dis)embodiment and the Production of Asylum Knowledge in Brazil”
2018: Emily Allen Paine, University of Texas, Austin, “Embodied Disruption: ‘Sorting Out’ Gender and Nonconformity in the Doctor’s Office”
2017. Lindsay Stevens, Rutgers University. 2016. "Environmental Contaminants and Reproductive Bodies: Provider Perspectives on Risk, Gender, and Responsibility.” Journal of Health & Social Behavior 57: 471-485.
2017. Sneha Annavarapu. Forthcoming. “Consuming wellness, producing difference: The case of a wellness center in India.” Journal of Consumer Culture.
2016: Jessie K. Luna, University of Colorado, Boulder. "The Case of Hard Work: Distinction, Body Work and Embodied Neoliberalism."
2015: Kelly Underman, University of Illinois at Chicago. "Playing Doctor: Simulation in Medical School as Affective Practice."