Recent Awards

2017 American Society of Criminology’s Division on Critical Criminology and Social Justice Best Book Award
Judah Schept, Progressive Punishment: Job Loss, Jail Growth, and the Neoliberal Logic of Carceral Expansion

Honorable Mention in Legacy Nonfiction presented by the Eric Hoffer Book Awards
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases

ICA Fellows’ Book Award presented by the International Communication Association
Henry Jenkins, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide

Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award presented by the Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities of the American Sociological Association
Patrisia Macías-Rojas, From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America

Best Non-Fiction Book Award presented by the Pacific Book Review
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases

Outstanding Book Award for the Peace, War, and Social Conflict Section presented by the American Sociological Association
Janet Jacobs, The Holocaust Across Generations: Trauma and its Inheritance Among Descendants of Survivors

Albert J. Raboteau Prize for the Best Book in Africana Religions presented by the Journal of Africana Religions
Judith Weisenfeld, New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration

Sex and Gender Section Book Award presented by the American Sociological Association
Georgiann Davis, Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis

Honorable Mention, 2016 Baron Book Prize presented by the American Academy of Jewish Research
Maya Barzilai, Golem: Modern Wars and Their Monsters

Thomas Byers Memorial Outstanding Publication Award from the University of Akron Law Alumni Association
Tracy A. Thomas, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law 

Outstanding Book Award for the Section on Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity presented by the American Sociological Association
Jennifer A. Reich, Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines

Ida B. Wells and Cheikh Anta Diop Award Recipient for Outstanding Scholarship and Leadership in Africana Studies
Gerald Horne, The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America

Honorable Mention, 2017 Mirra Komarovsky Book Award presented by the Eastern Sociological Society
Jennifer Reich, Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines

2017 Wilbur Non-Fiction Award Recipient presented by Religion Communicators Council
Betty Livingston Adams, Black Women’s Christian Activism: Seeking Social Justice in a Northern Suburb

Michigan Notable Book Selection presented by The Detroit Free Press
Lora Lempert, Women Doing Life: Gender, Punishment and the Struggle for Identity

Honorable Mention, Theology and Religious Studies PROSE Award
Walter Earl Fluker, The Ground has Shifted: The Future of the Black Church in Post-Racial America