2006 Section Awards

Awardees Honored in Montrealns

CITASA gives out awards in five categories at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Award descriptions and winners for 2006 and past years are listed below.

1) Outstanding Contribution Research: For a sustained body of research that has provided an outstanding contribution to the advancement of sociological knowledge.

2006-Manuel Castells

Past Recipients
2005 - Lucy Suchman, Lancaster University, UK
2004 - Barry Wellman, University of Toronto
2003 - Caroline Hodges Persell, NYU


2) Teaching or Computer Application: For the development of a computing application or applications that provides an outstanding contribution for the advancement of sociological theory or practice; and/or for developments that enhance instruction in sociology.

2006 - Marc Smith, Microsoft Research

Past Recipients
2005 - Stephen P. Borgatti, Boston College
2004 - Earl Babbie, Chapman University
2002 - Robert Wood, Rutgers University


3) Outstanding Book: For an outstanding book in the social study of communication and information technology published in the two calendar years prior to the award being presented.

2006-Philip Howard, University of Washington

Past Recipients
2005 - Paul Starr, Princeton University


4) Outstanding Paper: For an outstanding published paper or book chapter in the social study of communication and information technology published in the two calendar years prior to the award being presented.

2006-Fred Turner

Past Recipients
2005 -Daniel Beunza, Unversitat Pompeu Fabra and David Stark, Columbia University
2005 - Siobhan O'Mahony, Harvard Business School


5) Graduate Student Publication / Software Award

For an application which either addresses a unique problem in sociological analysis, or a paper which provides exceptional analysis of a specific issue related to computing technology and society. Submissions involving new or existing software should include detailed descriptions of the projects and copies of the software. The award shall pertain to applications or papers written in the two calendar years prior to the award being presented. Papers must be authored by graduate students (MAs or Ph.D.) only. Post-docs are excluded from submissions. The paper or software may have multiple student authors. The student can be enrolled in other disciplines than sociology. There are no limitations on the length of the paper and may include: course work, published work, submitted work or white papers. The paper must be in English. Students do not need to be members of ASA or CITASA.


2006 - Sara Nephew, Princeton University

Past Recipients
2005 - Laura Robinson, UCLA (paper)
2005 - Sean Zehnder, Northwestern University (software)
2004 - Jeffrey Boase, University of Toronto
2003 - Tracy Kennedy and Kristine Klement, University of Toronto
2002 - Julian Dierkes, University of British Columbia


Nomination Process

CITASA gives out awards in five categories at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Nominations (including self-nominations) should be sent to the Committee Chair for each Award (listed below) by March 15, 2006. Nominations of chapters and papers should be accompanied by copies (preferably digital) of the papers themselves. For books, have publisher send three copies to Lori Kendall, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 501 E. Daniel Street, MC-493, Champaign, IL 61820-6211 (loriken@uiuc.edu) .

1) Outstanding Contribution Research: For a sustained body of research that has provided an outstanding contribution to the advancement of sociological knowledge. Nominations should be sent to Anabel Quan-Haase, University of Western Ontario (aquan@uwo.ca) by March 15, 2006.

Past Recipients
2005 - Lucy Suchman, Lancaster University, UK
2004 - Barry Wellman, University of Toronto
2003 - Caroline Hodges Persell, NYU


2) Teaching or Computer Application: For the development of a computing application or applications that provides an outstanding contribution for the advancement of sociological theory or practice; and/or for developments that enhance instruction in sociology. Nominations should be sent to Barry Wellman, University of Toronto (wellman@chass.utoronto.ca) by March 15, 2006.

Past Recipients
2005 - Stephen P. Borgatti, Boston College
2004 - Earl Babbie, Chapman University
2002 - Robert Wood, Rutgers University


3) Outstanding Book: For an outstanding book in the social study of communication and information technology published in the two calendar years prior to the award being presented. Publisher should send three copies of the book to Lori Kendall, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 501 E. Daniel Street, MC-493, Champaign, IL 61820-6211 (loriken@uiuc.edu) by March 15, 2006.

Past Recipients
2005 - Paul Starr, Princeton University


4) Outstanding Paper: For an outstanding published paper or book chapter in the social study of communication and information technology published in the two calendar years prior to the award being presented. Nominations should be sent to CITASA Secretary/Treasurer, Sheila Cotten (cotten@uab.edu) by March 15, 2006.

Past Recipients
2005 -Daniel Beunza, Unversitat Pompeu Fabra and David Stark, Columbia University
2005 - Siobhan O'Mahony, Harvard Business School


5) Graduate Student Publication / Software Award

For an application which either addresses a unique problem in sociological analysis, or a paper which provides exceptional analysis of a specific issue related to computing technology and society. Submissions involving new or existing software should include detailed descriptions of the projects and copies of the software. The award shall pertain to applications or papers written in the two calendar years prior to the award being presented. Papers must be authored by graduate students (MAs or Ph.D.) only. Post-docs are excluded from submissions. The paper or software may have multiple student authors. The student can be enrolled in other disciplines than sociology. There are no limitations on the length of the paper and may include: course work, published work, submitted work or white papers. The paper must be in English. Students do not need to be members of ASA or CITASA. Nominations should be sent to Pablo Boczkowski (2006), Northwestern University pjb9@mit.edu by March 15, 2006.


Past Recipients
2005 - Laura Robinson, UCLA (paper)
2005 - Sean Zehnder, Northwestern University (software)
2004 - Jeffrey Boase, University of Toronto
2003 - Tracy Kennedy and Kristine Klement, University of Toronto
2002 - Julian Dierkes, University of British Columbia


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