American Sociological Association

Peace, War, and Social Conflict Award Nomination Calls

Peace, War, and Social Conflict Award Nomination Calls

The Peace, War, and Social Conflict section is pleased to offer four awards this year, to be presented at our section business meeting during the ASA conference. Please see below for descriptions of each award. The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2021.


The Peace, War and Social Conflict Section's Robin M. Williams, Jr. Award for Distinguished Contributions to Scholarship, Teaching, and Service: The Section shall give an Award for Distinguished Contributions to Scholarship, Teaching, and Service named to honor Robin Williams to recognize his contributions to the study of social conflict, conflict resolution, and war as well as his role as a founding member of the Section. This award shall honor a Section member who has had an outstanding scholarly career in the study of peace, war, genocide, military institutions, or social conflict; has made important contributions to teaching the sociology of peace, war, and social conflict; and/or has given outstanding service to the ASA Section on Peace, War, and Social Conflict. To submit a nomination, please contact Prof. Jeff Goodwin at jgoodwin.nyu@gmail.com for more information.


The Peace, War and Social Conflict Section's Outstanding Book Award: The Section gives an award for the best book on issues related to peace, war, and/or social conflict. Nominations are requested from members of the section, and all books relevant to the section’s interests published in the previous year (i.e., published in 2020) are eligible. Please send a self-nomination email to Prof. Lisa Hajjar at lhajjar@soc.ucsb.edu to get specific instructions about where to send copies of your book.


The Peace, War and Social Conflict Section's Elise Boulding Student Paper Award: The section offers a student paper award, named in honor of Elise Boulding to recognize her contributions to the study of peace and her role as a founding member of the Section. Papers submitted for the student paper award should be unpublished; published papers or those accepted for publication should be submitted for the published article award. We welcome submissions from undergraduate and graduate students. All authors should be students at the time of submission. Self-nominations are permissible. Please send submissions to Prof. Eric Schoon at schoon.1@osu.edu. 


The Peace, War and Social Conflict Section's Outstanding Published Article: The Section gives an award for the best published journal article or book chapter. Nominations are solicited from members of the section, and all papers relevant to peace, war, and/or social conflict that were published in the previous calendar year (i.e. , published in 2020) are eligible. Please send nominations, including PDFs of the article/chapter, to Prof. Ann Mische at Ann.E.Mische.2@nd.edu. Self-nominations are permissible.