Award Winners

2023 Conference Award Winners
Stanford Lyman Distinguished Book Award Danielle Antoinette Hidalgo, Dance Music Spaces: Clubs, Clubbers, and DJs Navigating Authenticity, Branding, and Commercialism, Rowman & Littlefield
Stanford Lyman Memorial Scholarship Dissertation Award Jessica Schachle, Teaching in Adversity: How Oklahoma Teachers Navigate Instruction on Race, Gender, and Sexuality
Graduate Paper Competition


Undergraduate Paper Competition

Faith Myers, A Critical Analysis of Family Leave Policies Across U.S. Universities

Abby Highsmith, How Religiosity and Geography Impact Attitudes on Divorce


2022 Conference Award Winners
Tom Calhoun Mentoring Award Earl Wright, II
Stanford Lyman Distinguished Book Award Baker A. Rogers, “King of Hearts: Drag Kings in the American South”
Sociological Spectrum Award Michael Friendly, “The Life and Works of Andre-Michel Guerry, Revisited”
Graduate Paper Competition 1st Place – Nithila Ramesh – “‘You Can’t Know Any Better’: The Perceptions of Black Healthcare Practices in Hospital Patient-Provider Relationships”

2nd Place-Burke & Tidwell – ” The Associations of Parent Involvement with Children’s Education Success and Behavioral Outcomes: Results from NHES-PFI 2019″

Undergraduate Paper Competition 1st Place – Lauren Molander, Samford University – The Influence of Individualism and Meritocracy on Preferences for Freedom

2nd Place – Kiya Simmons, University of Tennessee at Martin – Fight Poverty Not the Poor


Contact MSSA:
Theresa Davidson, President