Awards

CITAMS’ Five Annual Awards

William F. Ogburn Career Achievement Award Recipients

Paper Award Recipients

Student Paper Award Recipients

Book Award Recipients

Public Sociology Award Recipients

See more information in section bylaws.


2022 CITAMS Awards

William F. Ogburn Career Achievement Award
This award recognizes a sustained body of research by a scholar who has provided an outstanding contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the areas relevant to the section. Please note that scholars who received their Ph.D. 20+ years ago are eligible for this award. If you would like to nominate a colleague for the award, please send a nomination letter and the candidate’s CV via email to the committee members by March 15, 2022. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged, as are nominations that highlight the work of underrepresented groups—those who work internationally, work in industry, those in small teaching-oriented institutions, BIPOC scholars, scholars with disabilities, LGBTQI scholars, and those at the intersections of these and other categories. For reference, past award recipients are listed here: https://www.asanet.org/communities-sections/sections/current-sections/communication-information-technologies-and-media-sociology/communication-information-technologies-and-media-sociology-award-recipient-history

Committee Members:
Andrew Lindner (Chair) alindner@skidmore.edu
Deana Rohlinger drohling@fsu.edu
Matthew Salganik mjs3@princeton.edu

Best Paper Award
This award recognizes an outstanding published paper or book chapter on a topic relevant to the section. Submissions must be in English and published within the two calendar years prior to the award nomination deadline. If you would like to nominate a paper for the award, please send a nomination letter and a copy of the paper via email to the committee members by March 15, 2022. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged, as are nominations that highlight the work of underrepresented groups—those who work internationally, work in industry, those in small teaching-oriented institutions, BIPOC scholars, scholars with disabilities, LGBTQI scholars, and those at the intersections of these and other categories.

Committee Members:
Ya-Wen Lei (chair) yawenlei@fas.harvard.edu
Kailey White kwhite10@uchicago.edu
Sarah Brayne sbrayne@utexas.edu

Best Student Paper Award
This award recognizes an outstanding published or unpublished paper/book chapter on a topic relevant to the section, or an outstanding design or use of media, communication, or information technology. Submissions must be in English. If you would like to nominate a paper for the award, please send a nomination letter and a copy of the paper via email to the committee members by March 15, 2022. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged, as are nominations that highlight the work of underrepresented groups—those who work internationally, work in industry, those in small teaching-oriented institutions, BIPOC scholars, scholars with disabilities, LGBTQI scholars, and those at the intersections of these and other categories.

Committee Members:
Jenny Davis (Chair) jennifer.davis@anu.edu.au
Morgan Johnstonbaugh mjohnst2@email.arizona.edu
Bo Yun Park boyunpark@g.harvard.edu

Best Book Award
This award recognizes an outstanding book on a topic relevant to the section. Submissions must be in English and published within the two calendar years prior to the award nomination deadline. If you would like to nominate a book for the award, please send an informal nomination letter via email to the committee members. Copies of the book need to be provided in physical or electronic form to each of the committee members on or before March 15, 2022. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged, as are nominations that highlight the work of underrepresented groups—those who work internationally, work in industry, those in small teaching-oriented institutions, BIPOC scholars, scholars with disabilities, LGBTQI scholars, and those at the intersections of these and other categories.

Committee Members:

Matt Rafalow (Chair)
mrafalow@stanford.edu
Matt Rafalow
1251 Lakeview Avenue
La Habra, CA 90631
USA

Bibi Reisdorf
Bianca.reisdorf@gmail.com
Bibi Reisdorf
3622 Oakwood Ave
Charlotte, NC 28205
USA

Wenhong Chen
wenhong.chen@austin.utexas.edu
Department of Radio-Television-Film
The University of Texas at Austin
2504 Whitis Ave. Stop A0800
Austin, TX 78712-1067

Public Sociology Award
This award recognizes a specific achievement in teaching, the development or the use of a communication, media, or information technology, or the dissemination of knowledge that advances public understanding or engagement on topics of concern in the section. If you would like to nominate a scholar for the award, please send a nomination letter via email to the committee members by March 15, 2022. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged, as are nominations that highlight the work of underrepresented groups—those who work internationally, work in industry, those in small teaching-oriented institutions, BIPOC scholars, scholars with disabilities, LGBTQI scholars, and those at the intersections of these and other categories.

Committee Members:
Shantel Buggs (Chair) sbuggs@fsu.edu
Sandra Barnes sandra.l.barnes@Vanderbilt.Edu
Jeff Pooley pooley@muhlenberg.edu


CITAMS AWARDS

CITAMS William F. Ogburn Career Achievement Award

This award recognizes a sustained body of research by a scholar who has provided an outstanding contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the areas relevant to the section. Please note that scholars who have had their Ph.D. more than 20 years are eligible for this award. If you would like to nominate a colleague for the award, please send a nomination letter and the candidate’s CV via email to the following committee members.

Best Paper Award

This award recognizes an outstanding published paper or book chapter on a topic relevant to the section. Submissions must be in English and published within the two calendar years prior to the award nomination deadline. If you would like to nominate a paper for the award, please send a nomination letter and a copy of the paper via email to the following committee members.

Best Student Paper Award

This award recognizes an outstanding published or unpublished paper/book chapter on a topic relevant to the section, or an outstanding design or use of media, communication, or information technology. Submissions must be in English. If you would like to nominate a paper for the award, please send a nomination letter and a copy of the paper via email to the following committee members.

Best Book Award

This award recognizes an outstanding book on a topic relevant to the section. Submissions must be in English and published within the two calendar years prior to the award nomination deadline. If you would like to nominate a book for the award, please send a nomination letter via email to the committee members. Copies of the book need to be mailed to and received by each of the committee members.

Public Sociology Award

This award recognizes a specific achievement in teaching, the development or the use of a communication, media, or information technology, or the dissemination of knowledge that advances public understanding or engagement on topics of concern in the section. If you would like to nominate a scholar for the award, please send a nomination letter via email to the following committee members.


2021 CITAMS Award Winners

William F. Ogburn Career Achievement Award

Deana Rohlinger, Florida State University

Matthew J. Salganik, Princeton University

 

Paper Award

Ya-Wen Lei, Harvard University, “Delivering Solidarity: Platform Architecture and Collective Contention in China’s Platform Economy,” American Sociological Review 2021

Honorable Mention: Kailey White, University of Chicago, Forrest Stuart, Stanford University, and Shannon L. Morrissey, University of Chicago, “Whose Lives Matter? Race, Space, and the Devaluation of Homicide Victims in Minority Communities,” Sociology of Race & Ethnicity 2020

Honorable Mention: Sarah Brayne, University of Texas at Austin and Angèle Christin, Stanford University, “Technologies of Crime Prediction: The Reception of Algorithms in Policing and Criminal Courts,” Social Problems 2020

 

Student Paper Award

Morgan Johnstonbaugh, “Men Find Trophies Where Women Find Insults: Sharing Nude Images of Others as Collective Rituals of Sexual Pursuit and Rejection”

Honorable Mention: Bo Yun Park, “Crafting the Message: The Data Science Behind U.S. Presidential Elections”

 

Book Award

Forrest Stuart, Ballad of the Bullet: Gangs, Drill Music, and the Power of Online Infamy

Sarah Sobieraj, Credible Threat: Attacks Against Women Online and the Future of Democracy

Matthew H. Rafalow, Digital Divisions: How Schools Create Inequality in the Tech Era

 

Public Sociology Award

Dr. Sandra L. Barnes, Vanderbilt University


2020 CITAMS Award Winners

CITAMS Book Award
Stephen R. Barnard, St. Lawrence University: “Citizens at the Gates: Twitter, Networked Publics, and the Transformation of American Journalism”

CITAMS Book Award Honorable Mention
Ruha Benjamin, Princeton University: “Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code”

CITAMS Book Award Honorable Mention
Mary L. Gray, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research
Siddharth Suri, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research
“Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass”

CITAMS William F. Ogburn Career Achievement Award
Paul DiMaggio, New York University, Professor Emeritus Princeton University

CITAMS Student Paper Award
Tony Cheng, Yale University
“Social media, Selective Transparency, and Pursuing Legitimation of Police Violence”

CITAMS Public Sociology Award
Marc Smith and the NodeXL Project, Social Media Research Foundation

CITAMS Best Paper Award (three awardees listed alphabetically)
David Grazian, University of Pennsylvania
“Thank God it’s Monday: Manhattan coworking spaces in the new economy”

Jen Schradie, L’Observatoire sociologique du changement, Sciences Po, Paris
“The Digital Activism Gap: How Class and Costs Shape Online Collective Action”

Forrest Stuart, Stanford University
“Code of the Tweet: Urban Gang Violence in the Social Media Age”


2019 Award Winners

CITAMS Best Student Paper Award (Co-Winners)

Devika Narayan, University of Minnesota, “Between the cloud and a hard place:  How new computing infrastructures fuel an asset-light economy”

Jeffrey Swindle, University of Michigan) for “Exposure to Global Cultural Scripts through Media and Attitudes toward Violence against Women”

CITAMS Book Award (Co-Winners)

T.L. Taylor, Watch Me Play: Twitch and the Rise of Game Live Streaming. Princeton University Press. 2018.

Jeffrey Lane, The Digital Street. Oxford University Press. 2018.

CITAMS Best Paper Award

Rafalow, Matthew. “Disciplining Play: Digital Youth Culture as Capital at School.” American Journal of Sociology 123 (5): 1416–52. 2018.

CITAMS William F. Ogburn Mid-Career Achievement Award

Eszter Hargittai (Mid-Career Achievement Award). Professor in the Institute of Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich

Public Sociology Award

Joseph Cohen, City University of New York, Queens College


2018 CITAMS Awards

William F. Ogburn Career Achievement Award

W. Russell Neuman, Professor of Media Technology, NYU & Professor (Emeritus), Communication Studies, University of Michigan

Best Article Award

Winner: Christopher A. Bail, Taylor W. Brown, and Marcus Mann. 2017. “Channeling Hearts and Minds: Advocacy Organizations, Cognitive-Emotional Currents, and Public Conversation.” American Sociological Review 82(6):1188-1213.

Best Student Paper Award

Co-winner: Scott W. Duxbury, Laura C. Frizzell, Sadé L. Lindsay, Ohio State University, Mental Illness, the Media, and the Moral Politics of Mass Violence: The Role of Race in Mass Shootings Coverage

Co-winner: Ethel L. Mickey, Northeastern University, Doing Gender, Doing Networks: Exploring Individual Networking Strategies in High-Tech

Best Book Award

Winner: Christo Sims, University of California, San Diego, Disruptive Fixation: School Reform and the Pitfalls of Techno-Idealism (Princeton, 2018)

Public Sociology Award

Winner: Professor Jeffrey C. Goldfarb, The New School for Social Research


2017 CITAMS AWARDS

2017 CITAMS William F. Ogburn Career Achievement Award

Winners: Gary T. Marx, MIT (Emeritus),Senior Career Award;  Jennifer Earl, Professor, The University of Arizona, Mid-Career Award

2017 CITAMS Public Sociology Award

Winner: Michael Stern, NORC

2017 CITAMS Book Awards

Winners:

Daipha, Phaedra. (2015). Masters of Uncertainty: Weather Forecasters and the Quest for Ground Truth.University of Chicago Press.

Zayani, Mohamed. (2015). Networked Publics & Digital Contention. Oxford University Press.

2017 CITAMS Best Paper Award

Winner:  Eran Shor, Arnout van de Rijt, Alex Miltsov, Vivek Kulkarni and Steven Skiena. 2015. “A Paper Ceiling: Explaining the Persistent Underrepresentation of Womrinted News.” American Sociological Review 80(5):960-84. doi: doi:10.1177/0003122415596999.

2017 CITAMS Paper Award Honorable mention (listed alphabetically):

William H. Dutton, Grant Blank. 2015. “Cultural Stratification on the Internet: Five Clusters of Values and Beliefs among Users in Britain,” pp.3 – 28, in Laura Robinson, Shelia R. Cotten, Jeremy Schulz, Timothy M. Hale, Apryl Williams (Eds.) Communication and Information Technologies Annual (Studies in Media and Communications, Volume 10) Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Justin Farrell. 2016. “Corporate Funding and Ideological Polarization about Climate Change.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 113 (1) 92-97.

Sarah Gaby and Neal Caren. 2016. “The Rise of Inequality: How Social Movements Shape Discursive Fields.” Mobilization: An International Quarterly: December 2016, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 413-429.

Ya-Wen Lei, “Freeing the Press: How Field Environment Explains Critical News Reporting in China,” American Journal of Sociology 122, no. 1 (July 2016): 1-48.

2017 CITAMS Best Student Paper

Winner: Arvind Karunakaran, PhD Candidate, MIT, “In Cloud We Trust? Normalization of Uncertainties in Online Platform Services.” (currently under peer review).

CITAMS Awards Committees for 2017

William F. Ogburn Career Achievement Award

2017 Selection Committee: Andrea Tapia (chair), Sheila Cotten, Wenhong Chen,  Deana Rohlinger

Book Award

2017 Selection Committee: Wenhong Chen (chair), Heather A. Haveman, Janet Vertesi,

Paper Award

2017 Selection Committee: Deana Rohlinger (chair), Ion Bogdan Vasi,

Student Paper Award

2017 Selection Committee: Jessie Daniels (chair), Matt Rafalow, Grant Blank

Public Sociology Award

2017 Selection Committee: Hiroshi Ono (chair),  Eszter Hargittai, Apryl Williams


2016 CITAMS AWARDS

2016 CITAMS William F. Ogburn Career Achievement Award

Winners:  Shelia R. Cotten, Michigan State University (Senior Career), Wenhong Chen, University of Texas at Austin (Mid Career)

2016 CITAMS Public Sociology Award

Winner: Eszter Hargittai, Northwestern University

2016 CITAMS Book Award

Winner: Heather A. Haveman  (2015). Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741-1860. Princeton University Press ; Janet Vertesi (2015). Seeing Like a Rover: How Robots, Teams, and Images Craft Knowledge of Mars. University of Chicago Press.

2016 CITAMS Best Paper Award

Winners: Ion Bogdan Vasi, Edward T. Walker, John Johnson and Hui Fen Tan. 2015. “‘No Fracking Way!’ Documentary Film, Discursive Opportunity, and Local Opposition against Hydraulic Fracturing in the United States, 2010 to 2013.” American Sociological Review 80(5): 934-959.

Honorable Mention: Sarah K Cowan, (2014) “Secrets and Misperceptions: The Creation of Self-Fulfilling Illusions” Sociological Science 1: 466-492.

2016 CITAMS Best Student Paper
Winner: Matt Rafalow, “Disciplining Play: Digital Youth Culture as Capital at School


2015 CITASA AWARDS

2015 CITASA William F. Ogburn Career Achievement Award

Winner: Grant Blank, Oxford Internet Institute

2015 CITASA Book Award

Winner: Crawford, Susan. 2013. Captive Audience:  The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

2015 CITASA Paper Award

Winner: Hampton, Goulet, & Albanesius. In Press. “Change in the Social Life of Urban Public Spaces: The Rise of Mobile Phones and Women, and the Decline of Aloneness Over Thirty Years.” Urban Studies.

2015 CITASA Paper Award Honorable Mention

Chen, Wenhong. 2013. “The Implications of Social Capital for the Digital Divides in America.” The Information Society 29(1): 13-25.

Davis, Jenny L. 2014. “Triangulating the Self: Identity Processes in a Connected Era.” Symbolic Interaction 37(4): 500-523.

Lewis, Kevin. 2013. “The Limits of Racial Prejudice.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) 110, 47 (November), 18814–19.

2015 Stellar Seven

2015 CITASA Student Paper Award

Winner: Christine Larson (Department of Communication, Stanford University) for “Live publishing: the onstage redeployment of journalistic authority” Media, Culture, & Society.

2015 CITASA Student Paper Award

Honorable Mention: Didem Turkoglu (Department of Sociology, UNC Chapel Hill) for “Discussing Politics on Facebook: Club Model and Rowdy Deliberative Talk”

2015 Public Sociology Award

Jessie Daniels, Hunter College, CUNY

2015 Stellar Seven


2014 CITASA Awards

CITASA William F. Ogburn Career Achievement Award Winner 2014

William Dutton, Oxford Internet Institute

 

CITASA Paper Award Winner 2014

Christopher Bail. 2012. “The Fringe Effect: Civil Society Organizations and the Evolution of Media Discourse about Islam since the September 11th Attacks” American Sociological Review, 77(6):855-879.

Honorable Mention Co-winners:

Celeste Campos-Castillo and Steven Hitlin. 2013. “Copresence: Revisiting a Building Block for Social Interaction Theories” Sociological Theory 31:168-192.

Laura Robinson. 2012. “Information-Seeking 2.0. The Effects of Informational Advantage” RESET 1(1).

 

CITASA Student Paper Award Winner 2014

Angèle Christin. “Counting Clicks: Commensuration in Online Journalism in the United States and France”.

Honorable Mention Co-winners:

Caitlin Petre. “Managing Metrics: The Containment, Disclosure, and Sanctioning of Audience Data at the New York Times”.

Cassidy Puckett. “The Geek Instinct: Technological Competence and Cultural Alignment in Disadvantaged Contexts”.

CITASA Book Award Winner 2014

Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman, Networked: The New Social Operating System

 

CITASA Award for Public Sociology Winner 2014

Zeynep Tufekci, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Selection Committee: Gustavo Mesch; PJ Rey, Chair: Keith Hampton