Founded in 1930, the Eastern Sociological Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in sociological scholarship and instruction. The ESS sponsors a professional journal, a four-day annual meeting in the spring, a newsletter, numerous award competitions, an employment service, and a mailing list.

Award Committee Membership Drive

ESS is pleased to issue an open call for members of our various award committees. Committee Membership is limited, as most require 2-4 members, but all nominees will be considered.  Participating as a committee member is a great way to become involved with ESS.

Please respond by April 15, 2019

The below are links to the various sign up sheets for prospective committee members, which provide links for further information about each award.

If you wish to make an award nomination please consult the appropriate web page in the Awards section of the ESS website.

Coser Award Committee
Coser award is given annually to a graduate student for an outstanding doctoral dissertation proposal in the area of the family or gender and society.

Komarovsky Book Award Committee
The Komarovsky Award recognizes an outstanding book on any sociological subject. To be eligible for consideration, a book must have been published during 2017-2019, and at least one of its authors must be a current ESS member.

Merit Award Committee
The ESS Merit Award recognizes distinguished scholars who have made outstanding contributions to the discipline, the profession, and the ESS.

Willie Award Committee
The Charles V. Willie Minority Graduate Student Award is an annual award given to a minority student who demonstrates exceptional scholarly promise. 

Rogers Award Committee
The Candice Rogers Student Paper Award is given annually at the ESS meeting to a graduate student for an outstanding paper on any current social issue.

Walters CC Faculty Award Committee
The Barbara R. Walters Community College Faculty Award recognizes community college faculty who are actively engaged in scholarly work.

Community Service and Activism Award Committee
This award is presented annually to a community service and/or social justice organization working in the city in which the ESS meets during the particular year each award is given. 

Robin M. Williams, Jr. Lecturer Committee
Funds lectures by a distinguished member of ESS on two campuses within the Society’s jurisdiction

Robin M. Williams, Jr. Lecture Site Selection Committee
Campuses may apply to host a funded lecture by the Robin M. Williams, Jr. lecturer.