The ASA Section on Children and Youth awards the Student Paper Award each year, as well as two alternating award streams: a) Distinguished Contribution Award in even years and Distinguished Service Award in odd years, and b) Distinguished Early Career Award in even years and Distinguished Career Award in odd years.
In 2013, the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, Distinguished Career Service and Distinguished Career awards will be awarded at the ASA Annual Meeting.
Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award
This award recognizes an outstanding paper authored by one or more graduate students. To qualify for this year’s competition, the author and any co-authors must have been students at the time the paper was written. A paper is eligible if it made a “public appearance” in 2012-13, defined as one of the following: 1) having been submitted for a class or seminar held in those years, 2) having been presented at a professional meeting in those years, or 3) having been accepted for publication or published in those years. Papers should be unpublished, but could be under journal review at the time of the award's submission due date. Students are welcome to submit their own papers. Please send paper submissions to the Committee Chair, Loretta Bass, at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1st 2013.
Distinguished Career Service Award
This award is awarded in odd years to recognize collective career contributions in service through scholarship in the area of Children and Youth. Service is defined as professional and/or community service, while scholarship is defined as theoretical, empirical or applied contributions. This award therefore may recognize the entire body of the person’s academic work, including its public influence and understanding, and may include engaged pedagogy, community-based research, and advocacy research. This award may also acknowledge teaching, mentoring, and service to the Children and Youth community. In a two-year cycle to be awarded in odd years, this award rotates with the Distinguished Scholarly Contribution Award. Nominees must be a member of the section. Please submit a brief letter of nomination not to exceed two pages, a second supporting letter of nomination from another professional, and the nominee’s curriculum vitae to the Committee Chair, Pamela Quiroz, at email@example.com by March 1st 2013.
Distinguished Career Award
This award recognizes collective career scholarly contributions, especially a body of work displaying an extended trajectory of productivity over a career that has contributed to theory and/or research in the Sociology of Children and Youth. In a two-year cycle to be awarded in odd years, this award rotates with the Distinguished Early Career Award. Nominees must be a member of the section. Please submit a brief letter of nomination, two other suggestions for nominators, and the nominee’s curriculum vitae to the Committee Chair, Ann Meier, at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1st 2013.
Section on Children and Youth