Candace Rogers Student Paper Award

The 2019 Candace Rogers Award for outstanding paper was awarded to two students:

  • Rebecca Karam, The Graduate Center, CUNY, for “Becoming American by Becoming Muslim: Strategic Assimilation among Second-Generation Muslim American Parents,” and
  • Joseph Wallerstein, Harvard University for “Urban Panhandling and the Valorization of Misfortune”

Honorable mention for 2019 was given to Laura Garbes, Brown University, for her paper, “When the Blank Slate is a White One: White-Dominant Isomorphism and the Foundation of National Public Radio.”

The Candace Rogers Award Committee invites submissions for the 2020 Candace Rogers Award. This award is given annually at the ESS meeting to a graduate student for an outstanding paper on any current social issue. The paper should be in a style suitable for publication in a professional journal and should not exceed 35 double-spaced pages, including tables and references; papers over that length will not be considered. The paper may not be previously published or forthcoming in a professional journal. It may not be coauthored, and its author must be a graduate student at the time the paper is submitted.

The award will be announced and presented at a special session at the annual meeting.  The recipient must be an ESS member at the time the award is presented and is expected to be at the meeting to receive the award. Eligible students should submit an electronic version of their paper by October 31, 2019 to the committee chair. No papers submitted after this date will be accepted.

Richard Ocejo
Associate Professor of Sociology
John Jay College, CUNY


Students should also include their address, institutional affiliation, phone number, and e-mail address with their submission.