Deadline: 1/31/24

The Environment and Technology Division is pleased to announce its 2024 Brent K. Marshall Graduate Student Paper Award. This award honors the late Brent Marshall’s (1965-2008) personal and professional commitment to the Division and encouragement of student engagement in academic scholarship and research. Papers will be considered in the areas of environmental sociology, including, but not limited to political economy of the environment, global environmental issues, social movements and the environment, technology and society, natural disasters and society, and risk perception. The winner of the Brent K. Marshall Graduate Student Paper Award will receive a plaque, a complimentary SSSP student membership, SSSP conference registration, and a cash award.

To be eligible, the paper must meet the following criteria:

  1. the paper must have been written in 2023;
  2. the paper must be authored by one or more students and not co-authored by faculty or a colleague who is not a student;
  3. manuscripts should be limited to fewer than 10,000 words (inclusive of notes, references, and tables) and
  4. the paper must not be published or accepted for publication.

Students should send their submissions to each member of the award committee: Daina Harvey (, Nels Paulson ( and Allison Ramirez Madia ( Please note that students may submit to only one Division for a student paper award. Authors should ensure that they receive a confirmation of receipt for their submission. In order to be considered for the Brent K. Marshall Graduate Student Paper Award, applicants are required to submit their papers through the annual meeting Call for Papers. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lauren Eastwood (