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Environmental Sociology Section Award Nominations

Please see below for descriptions and nomination instructions for the four awards that our Section will grant this year, and consider nominating yourself or a colleague! Nominees do not need to be section members, but in accordance with ASA policies, award recipients must be current members of the American Sociological Association at the time the award is given. The same award will not be given to the same individual more than once. The Environmental Sociology Outstanding Publication Award This is given for publications of special noteworthiness in the field of environmental sociology. This year the committee will consider books published within the period January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2023. Self-nominations are welcome. To nominate a book, please email a nomination letter by March 15th, 2024 to Policy & Research Committee Chair, Nikhil Deb ( The Environmental Sociology Student Paper Award The purpose of this award is to recognize an outstanding paper written by …

2022 Award Winners

We are very pleased to announce the winners of our section awards for 2022. We will be celebrating these achievements at the ASA meeting in August. Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award Amalia Leguizamón (Tulane University) for Seeds of Power: Environmental Injustice and Genetically Modified Soybeans in Argentina (2020, Duke University Press)  Honorable Mention: Colin Jerolmack (New York University) for Up to Heaven and Down to Hell: Fracking, Freedom, and Community in an American Town (2021, Princeton University Press). Fred Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award David Pellow (University of California, Santa Barbara)   Mentorship and Teaching Award  Kristen Shorette (State University of New York at Stony Brook)  Marvin E. Olsen Student Paper Award (co-winners) Kristen Vinyeta (University of Oregon) for “Under the guise of science: how the US Forest Service deployed settler colonial and racist logics to advance an unsubstantiated fire suppression agenda” and Daniel Driscoll (University of California, San Diego) for “Populism …

April 25th Virtual Event

Our section recently hosted an online event entitled, “Teaching Environmental Sociology in a Time of Radical Flux.” We had such an amazing panel! Much appreciation goes out to Dr. Jennifer Carrera (Michigan State University), Dr. Marla Pérez-Lugo (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley), and Dr. Mehmet Soyer (Utah State University). In case you missed the event (or if you just want to watch it again!), we have a link to the recording of the first part of it: (we had breakout sessions in the second part, which we didn’t record). What a great event!

Mission Statement for the Committee on Racial Inclusion, Equity and Justice (CRIEJ)

The Committee on Racial Inclusion, Equity and Justice (CRIEJ) will assess and challenge ASA’s Section on Environmental Sociology’s racist and exclusionary practices that promote white supremacy and maintain white spaces within the section. The committee will critically address white ignorance and white innocence that exist within and outside of the section. The members of the committee will be guided by an intersectional framework, critical race theory, and Du Boisian emancipatory sociology that center the voices of people who have been marginalized through systemic and historical processes by being open to their experiences, concerns, critiques, and suggestions. We will also work toward tangibly (re)distributing resources within the section so that membership and scholarly work are more accessible to people coming from historically and currently marginalized backgrounds. The committee will challenge the section’s members to critically reflect and take action on both an individual level and as a community on the challenges …