Published on: 14-Sep-2016
The recipients of this year’s American Sociological Association (ASA) Awards include two faculty members from HSS—Professor Zhou Min and Associate Professor Teo You Yenn, both from the Division of Sociology in HSS.
Professor Zhou Min.
The Asian American Achievement Paradox, a book co-authored by Professor Zhou with Professor Jennifer Lee from UCLA-Irvine, received three awards—the 2016 Thomas and Znaniecki Book Award of ASA International Migration Section of ASA International Migration Section, 2016 Book Award on Asian America of ASA Asia and Asian American Section, and the 2016 Pierre Bourdieu Award for Outstanding Book of ASA Sociology of Education Section. The book was also featured in a symposium in Ethnic and Racial Studies, which includes incisive and critical reviews from five leading sociologists at the vanguard of research in race/ethnicity, immigration, education, and inequality.
Associate Professor Teo You-Yenn.
Associate Professor Teo received the 2016 ASA Sex and Gender Section's Feminist Scholar Activist Award for her “dedication to feminist social change, her prominent role among Singaporean Activists and her active research agenda that is intimately tied to social change”. Her scholarship investigates how class and gender inequalities are reproduced by the state in Singapore, and she has also contributed to the media numerous op-eds covering protection for children, gendered inequality in domestic labor, mothering issues, paternity leave, class reproduction in domestic labor and diversity.
The awards were presented on 21 August 2016 at a ceremony during the 111th ASA Annual Meeting held in Seattle, United States.
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