American Sociological Association

Section on Animals and Society

Animals Section Scholarship Awards

Send nominations to the committee chair, Dr Corey Wrenn corey.wrenn @ gmail.com
The deadline for submitting nominations is March 1st

Jane Goodall Award for Graduate Student Scholarship

The Animals & Society section announces its call for nominations for the Jane Goodall Award for Graduate Student Scholarship. Papers may be empirical or theoretical, and they may address any aspect of animals and society. To be eligible, a paper must be authored by a current graduate student (or students). Unpublished and published papers, as well as those which have been presented at a professional meeting, are eligible. There is no page limit. When submitting your paper, please include a brief letter from your adviser certifying your graduate student status. Self-nominations are permitted; please include full contact information for yourself and the nominee.


Award for Distinguished Article

The Animals & Society section announces its call for nominations for the Distinguished Article Award. The award will be given for distinguished scholarship in the form of an article to an author(s) whose work makes a significant empirical or theoretical contribution to the sociological understanding of animals and society. The article must have been published within the calendar years of 2018 or 2019. To nominate an article, please provide a PDF of the article, full citation information, and a letter outlining why you believe this work makes a substantial contribution to the field. Self-nominations are permitted; please include full contact information for yourself and the nominee.


Award for Distinguished Book

The Animals & Society section announces its call for nominations for the Distinguished Book Award. The award will be given for distinguished scholarship in the form of a book to an author(s) whose work makes a significant empirical or theoretical contribution to the sociological understanding of animals and society. The book must have been published within the calendar years of 2018 or 2019. To nominate an article, please provide a PDF of the article, full citation information, and a letter outlining why you believe this work makes a substantial contribution to the field. Self-nominations are permitted; please include full contact information for yourself and the nominee.

The Clifton Bryant Animals & Society Course Award

The ASA Section on Animals & Society seeks nominations for the Award for Outstanding Course on Animals & Society. To nominate someone, please send a letter to the Awards Committee indicating their name, their current curriculum vitae, a copy of the course syllabus, and a discussion of the nominee’s distinguished contributions to undergraduate and/or graduate understandings of animals and society. Self-nominations are permitted; please include full contact information for yourself and the nominee.