Congratulations to SOC DEV award winners!


Winner: Pablo Lapegna. 2016. Soybeans and Power: Genetically Modified Crops, Environmental Politics, and Social Movements in Argentina.  Oxford University Press.

Honorable mention: Tianna S. Paschel.  2016. Becoming Black Political Subjects: Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Columbia and Brazil. Princeton University Press.

Honorable mention: Terence McDonnell. 2016. Best Laid Plans: Cultural Entropy and the Unraveling of AIDS Media Campaigns.  University of Chicago Press.


Winner: Michael Levien. 2015. “Social Capital as Obstacle to Development: Brokering Land, Norms, and Trust in Rural India.” World Development 74:77-92.

Honorable mention:  Şahan Savaş Karataşlı. 2017. “The Capitalist World-Economy in the Longue Durée: Changing Modes of the Global Distribution of Wealth, 1500–2008.” Sociology of Development 3(2):163-96.


Manuel Rosaldo. 2016. “Revolution in the Garbage Dump: The Political and Economic Foundations of the Colombian Recycler Movement, 1986-2011.” Social Problems 63: 351 – 372.


A huge thanks to these Development Sociology Section Award Committee Members:

Book Award
Jennifer Fish (Chair), Maryann Bylander, Xiaoshuo Hou, Yan Long, Craig Van Pelt

Faculty Article Award
Rachel Sullivan Robinson (Chair), Edwin Ackerman, Besnik Pula, Robert Wyrod

Student Article Award
Robert V. Clark (Chair), Ray Jussaume, Smitha Radhakrishnan, Kristen Shorette, Lorna Zukas

We look forward to seeing you all in Montreal in August!

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