Critical Mass, Vol 47 (1)

The Spring 2022 edition of the Critical Mass Bulletin is now available. This issue features a message from CBSM Chair Rory M. McVeigh, two op-ed pieces by Meihui Chen and Chris Rhomberg, a list of recent publications by section members, and an overview of CBSM sessions at the American Sociological Association’s annual conference this year. Get your PDF copy here: 

2022 Award Winners

Congratulations to the Collective Behavior and Social Movement awardees and a special thanks to those who served on the award committees.

Aldon Morris Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Scholarship of Social Movements

Winner: Aldon Morris. Northwestern University.

Mayer N. Zald Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Student Paper Award

Winner: Simone Durham. University of Maryland. “Not in this Lifetime”: The Black Millennial Imagination and Impacts of Black Lives Matter on Racial Dynamics in the U.S.”

Honorable Mention: Stephen Wulff. University of Minnesota. “’Entrepreneurs of Punishment’: Police Misconduct Insurance, Grassroots Activism, and the Limits of Linguistic Capital.”

Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award

Ya-Wen Lei. Harvard University. “Delivering Solidarity: Platform Architecture and Collective Contention in China’s Platform Economy.” American Sociological Review. 2021.

Charles Tilly Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award

Winner: Dana M. Moss. University of Notre Dame. The Arab Spring Abroad: Diaspora Activism against Authoritarian Regimes. Cambridge Press.

Honorable Mention: Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz. Northwestern University. Figures of the Future: Latino Civil Rights and the Politics of Demographic Change. Princeton Press.

Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Dissertation Award

Minwoo Jung. Ph.D. University of Southern California, 2021 (current position, assistant professor at Loyola University, Chicago). Rights Projects in a Globalized World.

2021 Award Winners

Mayer N. Zald Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Student Paper Award

Apoorva Ghosh. “The Politics of Alignment and the ‘Quiet Transgender Revolution’ in Fortune 500 Corporations, 2008 to 2017.”

Honorable mention:

Rui Jie Peng. “Rightful Bargaining: Rural Women Making Claims for Social Provisions in China’s Targeted Poverty Alleviation Program.”

Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award

Joshua Bloom. 2020. “The Dynamics of Repression and Insurgent Practice in the Black Liberation Struggle.” American Journal of Sociology 126.2: 195-259.

Charles Tilly Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award

Eleonora Pasotti. 2020. Resisting Redevelopment: Protest in Aspiring Global Cities (Cambridge University Press)

Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Dissertation Award

Co-winners:

Benjamin H. Bradlow. “Urban Origins of Democracy and Inequality: Governing São Paulo and Johannesburg, 1985-2016”

Anna Zhelnina. “Engaging Neighbors: Housing Strategies and Political Mobilization in Moscow’s Renovation”