Department of Sociology

Prize Winners

2017 Norval Glenn Prize Winner

Congratulations to Chelsea Smith, the 2017 recipient of The Norval Glenn Prize, for her paper "Changes in Mothers’ Co-Residential Partners and Children’s Risk of Maltreatment."

Congratulations also to Beth Cozzolino for her paper "Flat Broke without Children: Policing Nonresident Parents in Child Support Court," which received an honorable mention.

Past Winners

2016 - Brandon Robinson, "Lumpen Families and Parental Rejection: Gender, Sexuality, and Family Instability in LGBTQ Homeless Youths' Lives"; Caity Collins, "Work-Family Policies and Working Mothers: A Comparative Study of Germany, Sweden, Italy, and the United States" (honorable mention); Beth Cozzolino, "Spending Rules, Scarcity, and Mothers' Reported Child Support Expenditures" (honorable mention)

2015 - Kate Averett, "Queer Parenting at the Gender Buffet: LGBTQ Parents Resisting Heteronormativity"; Kate Prickett, "Maternal Education and Investments in Children’s Health" (honorable mention)

2014 - Yujin Kim, "The Associations between Black Men’s Imprisonment and Black Women’s Non-Martial Fertility Rates: A County-Level Analysis"; Caity Collins, "The Promise and Limits of Family Policy: Working Mothers in Western Germany" (honorable mention)

2013 - Mieke Thomeer, "Marital Processes around Depression: A Gendered Perspective"

2012 - Amy Lodge, "All Shook Up: Sexuality of Mid- to Later-Life Married Couples"


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