Monday, November 3, 2014

Awards information and deadlines 2015

2015 ASA Ethno/CA Award Announcements and Deadlines

Melvin Pollner (1940-2007) Prize in Ethnomethodology

The Melvin Pollner Prize in Ethnomethodology honors the intellectual spirit and memory of Melvin Pollner.  The $1000 award recognizes an article, chapter, or book published between 2010-2014, that develops original work drawing upon, or resonant with, Melvin Pollner's ethnomethodological interests in topics such as mundane reason, reality disjunctures, radical reflexivity, and the connections and contributions of ethnomethodology to other types of sociology.    

Nominations should include 1) full bibliographic information on the nominated publication; 2) a link to a web site where articles and/or chapters can be downloaded; a PDF copy of the manuscript; or a hard copy of the manuscript (copies of books need not be submitted with the initial nomination), and 3) a brief description of the publication’s special contribution and how it reflects the spirit of the award. 

Please submit nominations to Bob Emerson,  by March 1.

EMCA Distinguished Book Award
This award recognizes an outstanding publication contributing to ethnomethodology and/or conversation analysis. The 2014 award will be given to a book. Eligible books for the 2015 award must be published between September 1, 2012 and February 28, 2015, inclusively. Authors can submit their own publications, or nominations can be made on their behalf. Committee members may also make their own nominations.

Please send nominations along with a full publication to Timothy Halkowski (chair)  by March 1.

EMCA Lifetime Achievement Award
This award recognizes those who have made distinguished lifetime career contributions to the fields of ethnomethodology and/or conversation analysis. To nominate an individual for this award, please submit the following:

1) A letter detailing the nominee’s contributions to EMCA;

2) Relevant supporting materials, including a list of the nominee’s publications; and

3) At least two additional external letters speaking to the person’s contributions and impact on the field(s)

Please send nominations to Don Zimmerman (chair), by March 1.

EMCA Graduate Student Paper Award
This award recognizes an outstanding paper written by a graduate student. Submitted papers should address ethnomethodological and/or conversation analytic topics and literature and should read well as stand-alone papers. Maximum length is 10,000 words. We seek to support graduate students’ original and best work, so we will consider unpublished papers or articles published in any journal or book. Co-authored papers are only acceptable if all authors are students.  Work must have been completed or published between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. All identifying references to the author(s) should be removed from submissions. The award will be presented at the ASA 2015 EMCA section’s business meeting in Chicago. A total of $300 is available to offset travel expenses in attendance for winning student(s). 

Please send nominations to Philippe Sormani (chair),  by March 1.


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