Candace Rogers Student Paper Award

The winner of the 2017 Candace Rogers Award for The Most Outstanding Paper by a Graduate Student is Kelley Fong of Harvard University for her paper “Child Welfare Reporting and Poor Mothers’ Disengagement.” Honorable Mention was given to Gina Marie Longo of University of Wisconsin – Madison for her paper “Mothers and Moneymakers: Using Gender Norms for Policing Marriage Fraud in U.S. Immigration.”

The Candace Rogers Award Committee invites submissions for the 2018 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 which will be in Baltimore, MD February 22-25, 2018.  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, 2017 to the committee chair. No papers submitted after this date will be accepted for any reason.

Pawan Dhingra
Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology
Tufts University

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