Faculty Honors

2016-2017

Professor Min Zhou has received more praise for her award-winning book (with Professor Jennifer Lee), The Asian American Achievement Paradox.  Their book has won the 2017 Association for Asian American Studies Award for Best Book in the Social Sciences.

Associate Professor Marcus Hunter was elected Vice President of the Association of Black Sociologists.

Professor Jennie Brand has won the Leo Goodman Award from the ASA's Methodology Section. The award is given each year for contributions to sociological methodology and innovative uses of methodology by a scholar who received his/her PhD within the previous 15 years. Professor Brand is the first woman to receive the award. 

Assistant Professor Aliza Luft’s paper, "The Sounds of Silence: Explaining French Bishops’ Support for the Statut des Juifs", has won the 2016 Elise Boulding Best Graduate Student Paper Award from the Peace, War, and Social Conflict Section of ASA.

Assistant Professor Lauren Duquette-Rury's paper, “Migrant Transnational Participation:  How Citizen Inclusion and Government Engagement Matter for Local Democratic Development in Mexico,” has been published in the current issue of ASR.  It can be accessed via this link:  http://asr.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/06/21/0003122416653603.full

2015-2016

Assistant Professor Jeffrey Guhin’s article, “Why Worry About Evolution?  Boundaries, Practices, and Moral Salience in Sunni and Evangelical High Schools,” which was just published in Sociological Theory:  http://stx.sagepub.com/content/34/2/151.short

Assistant Professor Jacob Foster (with his co-authors Peter Evans and Andrey Rzhetsky) is this year’s winner of the Star-Welkin Paper Award given by the ASA section on Science, Knowledge and Technology.  The award recognizes the co-authors’ 2015 article in ASR, “Tradition and Innovation in Scientists’ Research Strategies,” and will be presented this August at ASA in Seattle.

Professor Ruben Hernandez-Leon’s book "Skills of the Unskilled: Work and Mobility among Mexican Migrants” (with Jacqueline Hagan and Jean-Luc Demonsant) has been selected by the ASA section on Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility as the co-winner of the IPM book award for 2016.  

Professor Min Zhou's co-authored book (with Jennifer Lee), The Asian American Achievement Paradox, has won two more ASA section book awards: the 2016 Thomas and Znaniecki Book Award of ASA International Migration Section and the 2016 ASA Asia and Asian American Section Book Award on Asian America. 

Professor Emeritus Ivan Szelenyi received an honorary doctorate from Central European University in June 2016.  He currently lives in Budapest, where he is working full time on research. 

Professor Min Zhou’s most recent book (with Jennifer Lee), The Asian American Paradox (2015), has won the ASA Sociology of Education Section’s Pierre Bourdieu Award for Outstanding Book.

Distinguished Research Professor Michael Mann has received an honorary D.Litt. from University College, Dublin (the National University of Ireland).  This is his third honorary doctorate.

Associate Professor Edward Walker's paper in last fall’s ASR ("No Fracking Way!' Documentary Film, Discursive Opportunity, and Local Opposition against Hydraulic Fracturing in the United States, 2010 to 2013,” with Bogdan Vasi, John Johnson, and Hui Fen Tan, ASR 80(5)) has won two Best Article awards from ASA Sections: (1) the Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements (CBSM) and (2) the Section on Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology (CITAMS). 

Professor Vilma Ortiz has been selected as this year’s Student Development Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Award recipient.  Presented each year by the Academic Senate’s Committee on Diversity and Equal Opportunity (CODEO), the award is a tribute to Professor Ortiz's tremendous efforts over the years to make UCLA a more diverse and inclusive place.  She will formally receive the award in May 2016 during a reception at the Chancellor’s Residence.

Distinguished Research Professor Robert Mare is this year’s winner of the Robert M. Hauser Distinguished Scholar award from the ASA section on Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility. The award will be presented at the IPM reception at the ASA meetings.

Professor John Heritage has been named as the recipient of the ASA’s Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Section's Lifetime Achievement Award for his “distinguished lifetime career contributions to the fields of ethnomethodology and/or conversation analysis." The post to the ASA website can be found here:  http://asa-emca.blogspot.com/2016/03/lifetime-achievement-award-john-heritage.html.

2015

Associate Professor Edward Walker’s book,  Grassroots for Hire:  Public Affairs Consultants in American Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2014), has won the Charles Tilly Award from the ASA Collective Behavior and Social Movements section.

Asssitant Professor Lauren Duquette-Rury has been awarded the UCLA Hellman Fellowship. The UCLA Hellman Fellows Program was established by the Hellman Family Foundation to support and encourage the research of promising Assistant Professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research in the College of Letters and Science and the Professional and Health Science Schools.

Professor Megan Sweeney has been elected chair of the American Sociological Association Famly Section. 

Associate Professor Edward Walker has received the Faculty Fellowship award from the UCLA Center for American Politics and Public Policy.

Associate Professor Edward Walker has been elected to the council of the ASA section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements.

Distinguished Research Professor Michael Mann has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Professor Judith Seltzer has been appointed to the National Research Counci's Standing Committee on Reengineering Census Operations.

Professor Judith Seltzer has been elected to the prestigious position of President of the Population Association of America. She will begin as President-Elect for 2015 with her presidential term starting in 2016.

2014

Megan Sweeney has been elected to the prestigious Sociological Research Association.

Judith Seltzer has been elected to the prestigious position of President-Elect of the Population Association of America for 2015, and her presidential term will begin in 2016.

Vilma Ortiz received the Distinguished Career Award from the Latina/Latino section of the American Sociological Association

Philip Bonacich received the James  Coleman lifetime achievement award from the Mathematical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association at this year’s annual meeting

Jennie Brand was selected for an Honorable Mention for the William Julius Early Career Award from the Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility section of the American Sociological Association. 

2013

Andreas Wimmer, The Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book Honorable Mention, Sociology of Culture Section [ASA Conference 2013]

Andreas Wimmer, Best Book Award, Peace, War & Social Conflict Section [ASA Conference 2013] 

Andreas Wimmer, Barrington Moore Book Award Honorable Mention, Comparative and Historical and Sociology Section [ASA Conference 2013]

Ruth Milkman, Public Understanding of Sociology Award [ASA Conference 2013]

Mignon Moore, Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award Honorable Mention, Race, Gender and Class Section [ASA Conference 2013]

Michael Mann, Barrington Moore Book Award Co-Winner, Comparative and Historical Sociology Section [ASA Conference 2013]

Suzanne Bianchi, Distinguished Career Award, Sociology of the Family Section [ASA Conference 2013]

Jennie Brand, elected to the ASA Sociology of Education section council, 2013

Gail Kligman, Presidential Medal, Silver Cross of Merit, Republic of Poland, 2013

Michael Mann, Best Book Award of the Global  and Transnational Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. 2013

Megan SweeneyUCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award, 2013

Jennie Brand, elected to the ASA Sociology of Education section council, 2013

Gail Kligman, Presidential Medal, Silver Cross of Merit, Republic of Poland, 2013

Michael Mann, Best Book Award of the Global  and Transnational Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. 2013

Megan SweeneyUCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award, 2013

 

2012

Ronald M. AndersenDickson Emeritus Award, 2012

Stefan BargheerTheda Skocpol Dissertation Award from the Comparative and Historical Sociology Section of the ASA, 2012

Jennie Brand, ASA Sociology of Education Section’s James Coleman Award for Best Article Recipient, 2012 

Jennie Brand, Elected Council Member of the ASA Methodology Section, 2012

John HeritageDistinguished Publication Award from the Ethnomethodoology and Conversation Analysis section of the ASA, 2012

Gail Kligman, Honorable Mention for the Barrington Moore Book Award for her co-authored book with Katherine Verdery, Peasants Under Siege, 2012

Gail Kligman, Association for Slavic, East European, and Euroasain Studies (ASEEES) Barbara Jelavich Book Prize, for her co-authored book with Katherine Verdery, Peasants Under Siege, 2012 

Gail Kligman, ASEEES Davis Center Book Prize for her co-authored book with Katherine Verdery, Peasants Under Siege, 2012

Gail Kligman, ASEEES Honorable Mention, Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize for her co-authored book with Katherine Verdery, Peasants Under Siege, 2012

Gail Kligman, Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) Heldt Prize for her co-authored book with Katherine Verdery, Peasants Under Siege, 2012

Hannah Landecker, Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, 2012

Michael Mann, Barrington Moore Book Award of the Comparative Historical Sociology Section, 2012

Mignon Moore, ASA Sex and Gender Section’s Distinguished Book Award Recipient, 2012

Mignon Moore, UCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award, 2012

Mignon Moore, UCLA Undergraduate Mentorship Award, 2012

Abigail SaguyElected Chair of the ASA Body and Embodiment Section, 2012

Melvin Seeman, Dickson Emeritus Exceptional Service Award, 2012

Donald Treiman, Robert M. Hauser Distinguished Career Award by the Poverty, Inequality and Mobility Section of the American Sociological Association, 2012

Donald Treiman, Career achievement's honored at The International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Social Stratification and Mobility in Hong Kong, 2012

Roger WaldingerDistinguished Career Award from the International Migration Section of the ASA, 2012

Andreas WimmerElected chair of the Comparative Historical Section of ASA, 2012

Andreas WimmerBest Article Award from the Mathematical Sociology Section of ASA, 2012

Min Zhou, Elected chair of the ASA section on International Migration, 2012

 

2011

Jennie Brand, co-winner best article award from the Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Section of the ASA for Who Benefits Most from College? Evidence for Negative Selection in Heterogeneous Economic Returns to Higher Education, 2011

Patrick HeuvelineBoard of Directors of the Population Association of America, 2011

Darnell Hunt, UCLA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award, 2011

William Roy, Charles Tilly Award for the best book from the Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section of the ASA for Reds, Whites, and Blues, 2011

 

2010

Ruben Hernandez-Leon, Thomas and Znaniecki Award for the best book from the International Migration Section of the ASA for Metropolitan Migrants, 2010

Robert Mare, President, Population Association of America, 2010

Robert MareElected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2010

Mignon Moore, Chair-Elect; Race, Gender & Class Section of the American Sociological Association, 2010-11

Judith Seltzer, Member, National Academies of Science Panel on the Design of the 2010 Census Program of Evaluations and Experiments, 2010

 

2009

Walter Allen, AERA Fellows Award 2009, Distinguished Research Career, American Educational Research Association

Rogers BrubakerElected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2009

Abigail SaguyCenter for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), Stanford, Fellow 2008-2009

Judith SeltzerChair, ASA Sociology of Family, 2009

Edward TellesBest Book Award from the Pacific Sociological Association, 2009

Edward TellesBest Book Award from the Latino Section of the American Sociological Assocation, 2009

Andreas WimmerSenior Fellow of the United States Institute of Peace (Washington D.C.) 2009/2010

Andreas Wimmer Visiting Professor at the Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University, 2009

Andreas Wimmer Visiting Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Paris 8, 2009