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Awards

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 the 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 be sent to the awards committee chair for the mental health section by January 15th. Nominations should include a CV of the nominee and a letter of support describing the nominee's contributions to the sociology of mental health.  

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 last two years. Letters of nominations for this award may be sent to the awards committee chair for the mental health section by April 1st. The awards committee will also conduct a search of works published in the past two years for potential candidates for this award.  

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. Please send a letter of nomination and a paper based on the dissertation (or dissertation synopsis) to the awards committee chair for the mental health section by April 1st.