CITAMS Book Award

2017 CITAMS Book Awards


2017 CITAMS Call for Book Award Nominations

CITAMS Book Award recognizes an outstanding book related to the sociology of communication, media, and/or information technology. Submissions must be in English and published within the two calendar years prior to the award presentation. There are no limitations on length. Single author, multiple author, and edited books are eligible.

Nomination letter(s) can be sent via email. One copy of the book must be sent to EACH of the three committee members. Award winners will be invited to serve on future award committees. Award nominees must be current CITAMS members to be considered for this award (unless they are retired). All materials for this award must be received by March 15, 2017.

Send by mail to:

Wenhong Chen (
Department of Radio-TV-Film, College of Communication
1 University Station A0800, CMA 5.142
University of Texas at Austin
2504 Whitis Ave Stop A0800
Austin, TX  78712-1067

Heather A. Haveman (
UC Berkeley, Sociology Dept.,
410 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA  94720-1980

Janet Vertesi (
c/o Sociology Department
Princeton University
122 Wallace Hall
Princeton NJ 08544

Previous Award Winners

2016 Heather Haveman, UC Berkeley, Magazines and the Making of America:
Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741–1860 and
Janet Vertesi, Princeton University, Seeing Like a Rover: Images in Interaction on the Mars Exploration Rover Mission

2015 Susan Crawford,  Harvard University, Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age

2014 Lee Rainie, Pew Research Center and Barry Wellman, University of Toronto,  Networked: The New Social Operating System

2013 Gina Neff, University of Washington, Venture Labor
and Yuri Takhteyev, University of Toronto, Coding Places

2012 Leah Lievrouw, UCLA, Alternative and Activist New Media (Polity, 2011)

2011 Pablo Boczkowski, Northwestern University, News at Work: Imitation in an Age of Information Abundance (University of Chicago Press, 2010).

2010 Guobin Yang, Barnard College, Columbia University, The Power of the Internet in China Citizen Activism Online (Columbia University Press, 2009).

2009 Tarleton Gillespie, Cornell University, Wired Shut: Copyright and the Shape of Digital Culture. (MIT Press, 2007)

2008 Yochai Benkler, Harvard University, The Wealth Of Networks: How Social Production Tranforms Markets and Freedom (2006, Yale University Press)

2008 Fred Turner, Stanford University (Special Mention), From Counterculture to Cyberculture. (2006) Chicago University Press

2007 Andrew Chadwick, University of London, Internet Politics (2006)

2006 Philip Howard, University of Washington, New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen(2006)

2005 Paul Starr, Princeton University, The Creation of the Media (2004)