The deadline to submit nominations for the 2019 Arlene Kaplan Daniels Paper Award was April 15. Please check back this fall for the 2020 Arlene Kaplan Daniels Paper Award nomination procedures. Please see below for information on award eligibility and a list of previous winners.


The Arlene Kaplan Daniels Paper Award for the best paper on Women and Social Justice was established in 2015 and will be awarded annually with a stipend of $500. Arlene was the first female editor of Social Problems (1975-1978) and became the Society’s President in 1986. Her scholarship addressed women’s exclusion in the labor market and examined women’s career contingencies, union involvement, feminist networking, and the salience of women’s voluntary work. This scholarship found its way into her 1987 SSSP Presidential Address “Invisible Work” and her 1988 book, Invisible Careers. She supported other women sociologists across the discipline and professional associations through mentoring, preparing references, and editing papers.

SSSP will honor Dr. Daniels for her service with this award. Her scholarship has made an important contribution to the discipline through its unparalleled awareness of women’s contribution to society. The award will be given for a paper that:

1) Addresses contemporary issues of women’s justice locally, nationally, and globally;
2) Brings a fresh perspective to women’s inclusion in global society and advances new theoretical directions discussing women and social justice;
3) Is theoretically informed and possesses an empirical orientation.

Past Winners

Review the list of past winners of the Arlene Kaplan Daniels Award.


The online nomination form for the 2020 Arlene Kaplan Daniels Paper Award will be available in the fall of 2019.

Please address all questions to:

Dr. Ebonie L. Cunningham Stringer, Chair
Arlene Kaplan Daniels Paper Award Committee