2018 Award, Fellowship, and Scholarship Winners
Arlene Kaplan Daniels Paper Award Winner
Established in 2016, this award is made in recognition of a paper that addresses contemporary issues of women’s justice locally, nationally, and globally; brings a fresh perspective to women’s inclusion in global society and advances new theoretical directions discussing women and social justice; and is theoretically informed and possesses an empirical orientation.
Winner: Dr. LaTonya J. Trotter, Vanderbilt University
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: Melissa Osborne, The University of Chicago
Honorable Mention: Katherine McCabe, University of Illinois at Chicago
C. Wright Mills Award Winner
Established in 1964, this award is granted to a distinguished book that exemplifies outstanding social science research and an understanding of the individual and society in the tradition of C. Wright Mills.
2017 Winner (awarded in 2018): Dr. Claudia G. Cervantes-Soon, Juárez Girls Rising: Transformative Education in Times of Dystopia, University of Minnesota Press
Doris Wilkinson Faculty Leadership Award Winner
Established in 2016, this award is for an outstanding faculty member who has exercised an extensive leadership role within the SSSP and other professional societies and within the larger community.
Winner: Dr. Heather Dalmage, Roosevelt University
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: Dr. Hephzibah V. Strmic-Pawl, Manhattanville College
Kathleen S. Lowney Mentoring Award Winner
Established in 2017, this award is given to an outstanding faculty member or community activist who recognizes the value of quality mentoring relationships between mentor and mentee and/or mentoring programs especially those for undergraduate or graduate students and/or for social activists, particularly for younger scholars and activists.
Winner: Dr. Shannon N. Davis, George Mason 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.
Winner: Dr. Raymond J. Michalowski, Northern Arizona University
Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship Winners
Established in 1995, this award is given to two recipients who demonstrate significant achievements of active engagement with social problems, participation in social problem solutions, and advancement of knowledge through study, service and critical analysis.
Winner: Nikhil Deb, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Winner: Carolina Valdivia Ordorica, Harvard University
Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award Winner
Established in 1991, this award is presented to a not-for-profit organization in the city/area hosting the annual meeting demonstrating sensitivity to and respect for cultural diversity.
Winner: Mural Arts Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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 2018 Student Paper Competition and Outstanding Scholarship award winners.
Abstracts for the 2018 Student Paper Competition winners and honorable mentions are available here.