IU Bloomington sociologists honored

Indiana University Bloomington sociologists will take home some of the top research and teaching awards from the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association and associated meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems and Sociologists for the Study of Women.

ASA logoThe meetings are taking place this weekend in Chicago. The main event, the 110th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, is Friday through Tuesday.

Faculty research awards

  • Youngjoo Cha, assistant professor of sociology, will receive the ASA Inequality, Poverty and Mobility Section’s Outstanding Article Award for “Overwork and the Slow Convergence in the Gender Earnings Gap,” co-authored by Kim Weeden of Cornell University and published in American Sociological Review.
  • Jennifer Lee, associate professor of sociology, will receive the ASA Asia and Asian America Section’s Research Paper Award for “Marginalized Model Minority? An Empirical Examination of the Racial Triangulation of Asian Americans,” co-authored by Indiana University alumnus Jun Xu of Ball State University and published in Social Forces.

Graduate student research awards

Bianca Manago will receive the ASA Social Psychology Section’s Graduate Student Investigator Award for her project “The Role of Labels in Processes of Stigmatization and Stratification.”

  • Long Doan, Annalise Loehr, and Lisa Miller will receive the ASA Social Psychology’s Section Graduate Student Paper Award for “Formal Rights and Informal Privileges for Same-Sex Couples: Evidence from a National Survey Experiment,” published in American Sociological Review.
  • Doan, Loehr and Miller also will receive the ASA Sex and Gender Section’s Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award for “The Power of Love: The Role of Emotional Attributions and Standards in Heterosexuals’ Perceptions of Lesbian and Gay Couples,” published in Social Forces.
  • Will McConnell will receive the ASA Medical Sociology Section’s Howard B. Kaplan Graduate Student Award.
  • Natasha Quadlin will receive the Society for the Study of Social Problems’ Youth, Aging, and Life Course Division’s Best Graduate Student Paper Award for her article “Gender and Time Use in College: Converging or Diverging Pathways?” published in Gender and Society.
  • Landon Schnabel will receive the Sociologists for the Study of Women Cheryl Allyn Miller Award for his paper “The Gender Pray Gap: Wage Labor and the Religiosity of High-Earning Women and Men.”

Teaching awards

  • Matthew Gougherty, Rachel La Touche, Annalise Loehr, and Emily Wurgler are among 25 recipients of the SAGE Teaching Innovations and Development Award, which honors teaching accomplishments and contributions of sociology graduate students and assistant professors. As in several recent years, IU Bloomington had the most recipients of the award.

Brian Powell, James H. Rudy Professor and chairman of the IU Bloomington sociology department, will serve as a panelist for a plenary session on Saturday titled “The Politics of Same-Sex Marriage: Public Opinion and the Courts.”

The American Sociological Association, founded in 1905, is a non-profit membership association dedicated to serving sociologists in their work, advancing sociology as a science and profession, and promoting the contributions to and use of sociology by society.

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