Student Paper Award

2021 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”

2020 Tony Cheng, Yale University
“Social media, Selective Transparency, and Pursuing Legitimation of Police Violence”

2019 Devika Narayan.“Between the Cloud and a Hard Place: How New Computing Infrastructures Fuel an Asset-Light Economy” 

2019 Jeffrey Swindle. “Exposure to Global Cultural Scripts through Media and Attitudes toward Violence against Women” 

2018 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

2018 Co Winner Ethel L. Mickey, Northeastern University, Doing Gender, Doing Networks: Exploring Individual Networking Strategies in High-Tech

2017 Arvind Karunakaran, PhD Candidate, MIT, “In Cloud We Trust? Normalization of Uncertainties in Online Platform Services.”

2016 Matt Rafalow, University of California-Irvine, “Disciplining Play: Digital Youth Culture as Capital at School”

2015 Christine Larson, Stanford University, “Live publishing: the onstage redeployment of journalistic authority”

2014 Angèle Christin, Princeton University, “Counting Clicks: Commensuration in Online Journalism in the United States and France”

2013 Jeffrey Lane, Princeton University, “Code Switching on the Digital Street”

2012 Ya-Wen Lei – “Institutional-social Embeddedness of the Public Sphere: Media, Law, Networks, and the Heterogeneous Development of the Public Sphere in China”

2011 Award- Dmitry Epstein, Cornell University, “Who’s Responsible for the Digital Divide? Public Perceptions and Policy Implications.” co-authored with Erik Nisbet and Tarleton Gillespie. The Information Society 27(2), 92-104. (2011)

2011 Honorable Mention – Michael Conover, Indiana University,”Political Polarization on Twitter.” Co-authored with Jacob Ratkiewicz, M. Francisco, Bruno Gonçalves, Sandro Flammini, and Fil Menczer. In the proceedings of ICWSM 2011.

2010 Lauren F. Sessions, University of Pennsylvania, “How offline gatherings affect online commiunities: When virtual community members meetup”

2009 Daniel A. Menchik and Xiaoli Tian, University of Chicago, “Putting Social Context into Text: The Semiotics of E-mail Interaction.” American Journal of Sociology 114(2): 332-370. (2008).

2008 Steven G. Hoffman, Northwestern University

2008 Alison Powell, Concordia University

2007 Lee Humphreys, University of Pennsylvania

2006 Sara Nephew, Princeton University

2005 Laura Robinson, UCLA (paper)

2005 Sean Zehnder, Northwestern University (software)

2004 Jeffrey Boase, University of Toronto

2003 Tracy Kennedy and Kristine Klement, University of Toronto

2002 Julian Dierkes, University of British Columbia

2001 Eszter Hargittai, (1999). “Weaving the Western Web: Explaining Differences in Internet Connectivity Among OECD Countries.” Telecommunications Policy, 23(10/11), 701-718.