Candace Rogers Student Paper Award

The winner of the 2015 Candace Rogers Award for The Most Outstanding Paper by a Graduate Student is Aliza Luft of the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her paper “Toward a Theory of Behavioral Boundary Crossing: Killing, Desistance, and Saving in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.” Honorable Mention was given to Monica Bell of Harvard University for her paper titled “From Legal Cynicism to Situational Trust” and to Hassan El Menyawi of New York University for his paper, “The Great Reversal.”

The Candace Rogers Award Committee invites submissions for the 2016 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 Boston, MA, March 17-20, 2016.  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 are encouraged to submit three hard copies or an electronic version of their paper postmarked by October 31, 2015 to the committee chair. No papers postmarked after this date will be accepted for any reason.

Dr. Joanna Dreby
Department of Sociology
SUNY at Albany


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