Leonard I. Pearlin Award for Distinguished Contributions

Past Recipients

This award is given for distinguished contributions to the sociological study of mental health. Thanks to a generous donation from Leonard Pearlin, the mental health section of the ASA has created this annual award. The award honors a scholar who has made substantial contributions in theory and/or research to the sociology of mental health. Nominations should include a CV of the nominee and a letter of support describing the nominee's contributions to the sociology of mental health. Nominations should be sent to the Awards Committee Chair for the Mental Health Section, Michael Hughes at mdh@vt.edu, by January 15, 2023.

Award for Best Publication in Mental Health

Past Recipients

This award is given for the best published article, book, or chapter in the area of the sociology of mental health. The publication date needs to have been within the previous two calendar years, 2021 and 2022. The awards committee will also conduct a search of works published in the past two years for potential candidates for this award. Letters of nomination for this award should be sent to the Awards Committee Chair for the Mental Health Section, Michael Hughes at mdh@vt.edu, by February 1, 2023

Award for Best Dissertation in Mental Health

Past Recipients

This award is given for the best doctoral dissertation in the area of the sociology of mental health. The dissertation should have been completed within the previous two academic years, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. While not required, a letter from your dissertation advisor would be helpful. Please send a letter of nomination and a dissertation synopsis or a paper based on the dissertation to the Awards Committee Chair for the Mental Health Section, Michael Hughes at mdh@vt.edu, by March 1, 2023.

Graduate Student Paper Award

Past Recipients

This award is given to a current graduate student member of the section for the best published or unpublished article, book, or chapter in the area of mental health. The paper should have been completed within the previous two calendar years, 2021 and 2022, by a current graduate student as the first author. Papers authored by more than one student are acceptable but papers coauthored with faculty are not eligible. Section members are encouraged to submit nominations. Self-nominations from graduate student members of the section are also welcome. Please send a letter of nomination and a paper to the Awards Committee Chair for the Mental Health Section, Michael Hughes at mdh@vt.edu, by April 1, 2023.