2021 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
2020 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 Matthew Rafalow. “Disciplining Play: Digital Youth Culture as Capital at School.” 2018. American Journal of Sociology 123(5):1416–52.
2018 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.
2017 Shor, Eran, Arnout van de Rijt, Alex Miltsov, Vivek Kulkarni and Steven Skiena. 2015. “A Paper Ceiling: Explaining the Persistent Underrepresentation of Women in Printed News.” American Sociological Review 80(5):960-84. doi: doi:10.1177/0003122415596999.
2017 Honorable Mention
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.
2016 Ion Bogdan Vasi, Edward T. Walker,John S. Johnson, and Hui Fen Tand. 2015. “No Fracking Way! Documentary Film, Discursive Opportunity, and Local Opposition against Hydraulic Fracturing in the United States, 2010 to 2013.”
2015 Keith Hampton, Lauren Goulet, & Garrett Albanesius. 2015. “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.
2014 Christopher Bail. 2012. “The Fringe Effect: Civil Society Organizations and the Evolution of Media Discourse about Islam since the September 11th Attacks.” ASR 77(6): 855-879.
2012 Robert Ackland and Mathieu O’Neil. 2011. “Online collective identity: The case of the environmental movement.” Social Networks, 33(3): 177-190.
2011 Hampton, Keith N., University of Pennsylvania, Oren Livio, University of Pennsylvania, and Lauren Sessions Goulet, University of Pennsylvania. “The Social Life of Wireless Urban Spaces: Internet Use, Social Networks, and the Public Realm,”Journal of Communication 60: 701-722. (2010)
2010 James Evans, University of Chicago, “Electronic Journals and the Narrowing of Science and Scholarship,” Science 321: 395-399. (2008)
2009 Hargittai, E., Gallo, J. & Kane, M.Y. (2008). “Cross-Ideological Discussions among Conservative and Liberal Bloggers.” Public Choice. 134(1-2):67-86.
2008 Paul Leonardi, Northwestern University
2007 Laura Robinson, University of Southern California
2006 Fred Turner, Stanford University
2005 Daniel Beunza, Unversitat Pompeu Fabra and David Stark, Columbia University
2005 Siobhan O’Mahony, Harvard Business School