2015 Award and Scholarship Winners
Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship Winner
The Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a new or continuing graduate student who began her or his study in a community college or technical school.
Winner: Gina Marie Longo, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Honorable Mention: Yader R. Lanuza, University of California, Irvine
C. Wright Mills Award Winner
The C. Wright Mills award is granted to one book annually that demonstrates dedication to a search for a sophisticated understanding of the individual and society.
2014 Winner (awarded in 2015): Laurence Ralph, Renegade Dreams: Living Through Injury in Gangland Chicago, University of Chicago Press
Joseph B. Gittler Award Winner
Established in 2007 at the bequest of Joseph B. Gittler, this award is made in recognition of the significant scholarly achievements that a SSSP member has made in contributing to the ethical resolution of social problems.
Winner: JoAnn R. L. Miller, Purdue University
Lee Founders Award Winner
Established in 1981, this award is made in recognition of significant achievements that, over a distinguished career, have demonstrated continuing devotion to the ideals of the founders of the Society for the Study of Social Problems and especially to the humanist tradition of Alfred McClung Lee and Elizabeth Briant Lee.
Nancy C. Jurik, Arizona State University
Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship Winner
The Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship was established at the 1993 Annual Meeting by The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP). It is awarded to one recipient who demonstrates significant achievements of active engagement with social problems, participation in social problem solutions, and advancement of knowledge through study, service and critical analysis.
Winner: Anjanette Marie Chan Tack, University of Chicago
Honorable Mention: Robert L. Reece, Duke University
Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award Winner
The Social Action Award, established in 1991, is awarded to a not-for-profit organization in the city/area hosting the annual meeting demonstrating sensitivity to and respect for cultural diversity. In 2009, it was renamed to Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award to honor SSSP's Executive Officer from 1990-2009 who was instrumental in establishing the award.
Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Award Winners
Congratulations to the student winners! The Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Awards are sponsored by the Divisions.
Click here for a list of the 2015 Student Paper Competition and Outstanding Scholarship award winners.
Abstracts for the 2015 Student Paper Competition Winners are also available.