2020 award recipient: 

                                     James M. Jasper, The Emotions of Protest.
                                Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press. 2018.


2019: Kari Marie Norgaard and Ron Reed, "Emotional Impacts of Environmental Decline: What Can Native Cosmologies Teach Sociology About Emotions and Environmental Justice," Theory and Society 46(6):463-495.

2018: Timothy Recuber, Consuming Catastrophe: Mass Culture in America's Decade of Disaster. Temple University Press. 2016.

2017: Chana Teeger, “Both Sides of the Story” History Education in Post-Apartheid South Africa," American Sociological Review 80(6):1175-1200. 2015.

2016: Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, The Color of Love: Racial Features, Stigma, and Socializationi in Black Brazilian Families. University of Texas Press. 2015. 

2015: Seth Abrutyn and Anna S. Mueller, “The Socioemotional Foundations of Suicide: A Microsociological View of Durkheim’s Suicide,” Sociological Theory 32(4):327-351. 2014.

2014: Eva Illouz, Hebrew University, Why Love Hurts: A Sociological Explanation. Polity. 2013.

2013: Kathryn J. Lively, Lala Steelman, and Brian Powell, “Equity, Emotion, and the Household Division of Labor,” Social Psychology Quarterly 73(4):358-379. 2010.

2012: Clare Stacey, Kent State University, The Caring Self: The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides. Cornell University Press. 2011.

2011: Jennifer Lois, Western Washington University, “The Temporal Emotion Work of Motherhood: Homeschoolers’ Strategies for Managing Time Shortage," Gender and Society 24(4):421-446. 2010.

2010: Jody Clay-Warner and Dawn T. Robinson, University of Georgia, Athens

2009: Alison Bianchi and Donna Lancianese, University of Iowa, “Accentuate the Positive: Positive Sentiments and Status in Task Groups.” Social Psychology Quarterly 70:1:7-26. 2007.

2008: Jan E. Stets and Jonathan H. Turner, University of California, Riverside

2007: Robin W. Simon, Florida State University, and Leda E. Nath, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, “Gender and Emotion in the United States: Do Men and Women Differ in Self-Reports of Feelings and Expressive Behavior," American Journal of Sociology 109(5):1137-1176. 2004.

2006: Jennifer Lois, Western Washington University, Heroic Efforts

2005: Kathryn Lively and David Heise, “Sociological Realms of Emotional Experience," American Journal of Sociology 109(5):1109-1136. 2004.

2004: Randall Collins, University of Pennsylvania, Interaction Ritual Chains 

2003: Rebecca J. Erickson, The University of Akron, and Christian Ritter, Kent State University, “Emotional Labor, Burnout, and Inauthenticity: Does Gender Matter?” Social Psychology Quarterly 64(2):146-163. 2001.

2002: Jonathan H. Turner, University of California, Riverside

2001: Guobin Young, University of Hawaii

2000: Candace Clark, Montclair State University