2018 CUSS Awards

Congratulations to the 2018  CUSS awards recipients. The awards will be presented at the CUSS Business Meeting on Tuesday, August 14, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Level 100, 107AB, 11:30 am-12:10 pm.


Robert and Helen Lynd Lifetime Achievement Award

The Robert and Helen Lynd Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes distinguished career achievement in community and urban sociology.

Nancy Denton

SUNY, Albany


-Jan Lin, Chair

Occidental College

-Prentiss Dantzler

Colorado College

-Sharon Zukin

Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, CUNY

The Robert E. Park Award

The Park Award (formerly the Park Book Award) goes to the author(s) of the best book published in the past two years (2016 and 2017).

Iddo TavorySummoned: Identification and Religious Life in a Jewish Neighborhood. (University of Chicago Press, 2016).

Maria Krysan and Kyle Crowder,  Cycle of Segregation: Social Processes and Residential Stratification. (Russell Sage Foundation, 2017)


-Forrest Stuart, Chair

University of Chicago

-Hillary Angelo

New York University

-Greggor Mattson

Oberlin College
-Brian McCabe

Georgetown University

-Xuefei Ren

The Jane Addams Award

The Jane Addams Award (formerly the Park Article Award) goes to authors of the best scholarly article in community and urban sociology published in the past two years (2016 or 2017).

Hillary Angelo, “From the City Lens Toward Urbanisation as a Way of Seeing: Country/City Binaries on an Urbanising Planet.” Urban Studies. 54:1,158-178. (January 1, 2017)


-Ryan Centner, Chair

London School of Economics

-Judy Halasz

SUNY at New Paltz

-Max Holleran

University of Melbourne

-Junia Howell

University of Pittsburgh

-Richard Ocejo

John Jay College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

CUSS Student Paper Award

The CUSS Student Paper Award goes to the student author of the paper the award committee regards as the best graduate student paper in community and urban sociology.

Robin Bartram, Northwestern University, “Going Easy and Going After: Building Inspections and the Selective Allocation of Code Violations”

Honorable Mention

Rahim Kurwa, UCLA, “Policing to Segregate: Sketching the Contours of an Eviction Regime in Suburban Los Angeles”


-Zaire Dinzey-Flores, Chair

Rutgers University

Jerome Hodos,

-Franklin & Marshall University

-Jacob Lederman,

University of Michigan, Flint

– Brandi Thompson Summers

Virginia Commonwealth University


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