The Merton Award
2021 Winner:


"More than a Sorting Machine: Ethnic Boundary Making in a Stratified School System". American Journal of Sociology 2019. Vol. 122, Issue 2, pp. 431-484.
2020 Winner:


"Self-Correcting Dynamics in Social Influence Processes". American Journal of Sociology 2019. Vol. 124, Issue 5, pp. 1468-1495.
Honorable mention:
"What Drives Ethnic Homophily? A Relational Approach on How Ethnic Identification Moderates Preferences for Same-Ethnic Friends". American Sociological Review 2019. Vol. 84, Issue 3.
2019 Winner:

amir goldberg

"Beyond Social Contagion: Associative Diffusion and the Emergence of Cultural Variation". American Sociological Review 2018. Vol. 83, Issue 5, pp. 893-932.
2018 Winner:

aksoy ozan

Behind the Veil: The Strategic Use of Religious Garb
European Sociological Review, Volume 32, Issue 6, December 2016, Pages 792–806
2017 Winner:


Marc Keuschnigg & Tobias Wolbring
"Disorder, social capital, and norm violation: Three field experiments on the broken windows thesis". Rationality and Society 2015. Vol 27, Issue 1, pp. 96-126.
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2016 Winner:

Merton Award 2016


Sarah K. Cowan
"Secrets and Misperceptions: The Creation of Self-Fulfilling Illusions". Sociological Science. 2014, Vol. 1, pp. 466-492.
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2015 Winner: 

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Elizabeth Eve Bruch
"How Population Structure Shapes Neighborhood Segregation." American Journal of Sociology. 2014, Vol. 119, Issue 5, pp. 1221-1278.
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Honorable mention:
John Skvoretz: "Diversity, Integration, and Social Ties: Attraction versus Repulsion as Drivers of Intra- and Intergroup Relations." American Journal of Sociology, Volume 119, Number 2, (September 2013): 486–517
Clemens Kroneberg (Cologne University) (chair)
Paolo Parigi (Stanford University)
2014 Winner:
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Javier Polavieja  
“Socially-Embedded Investments: Explaining Gender Differences in Job-Specific Skills”. American Journal of Sociology 2012, Vol. 118, Issue 3, pp. 592-634.
Honorable mention:
Guillermina Jasso (New York University)

Arnout van de Rijt (Stony Brook University)
Thomas Grund (Institute for Futures Studies and Stockholm University)​ (chair)
2013 Winner:

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Paul DiMaggio & Filiz Garip
"How network externalities can exacerbate intergroup inequality". American Journal of Sociology 2011. Vol. 116, Issue 6, pp. 1887-1933.
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Honorable mention: 
Kroneberg and Wimmer AJS 2012
Elizabeth Bruch (University of Michigan) 
Christofer Edling (Lund University) 
Henning Hillman (University of Mannheim) (chair)