2018

Stephanie Peña-Alves (Rutgers University) for her paper “Say it with Doors: Object-Mediated Communication in Everyday Life”.

2017

Andrea Laurent-Simpson (Texas Women’s University Denton) for her paper Considering Alternate Sources of Role Identity: Childless Parents and Their Animal “Kids”

2016 

Sherri Sasnett-Martichuski (Sociology, University of Colorado, Boulder) for her paper “The Transgender Experience: In Search of an Authentic Self”.

2015

Hyeyoung Kwon (Indiana University) for the paper: Intersectionality in Interaction: Immigrant Youth Doing American from an Outsider-Within Position.

2014

Hannah Wohl, Northwestern University, for her paper: Modeling Judgment: Interacting in an Erotic Arts Club

2013Amanda Gengler, Brandeis University, for her paper:  Keep Your Hope, Keep Your Faith: Hope Work and Emotional Threat Management among Families of Seriously Ill Children
Honourable Mention:  Gareth M. Thomas, Cardiff University, for this paper, Cooling the Mother Out: Revisiting and Revising Goffman’s Account.

2012

Jason Sumerau

and 

Alex I. Thompson

2011

Lisa-Jo Van den Scott

2010

Marc Eaton

2009

Raymond Garrett-Peters

2008

Eric C. Bonds

2007

Ken Kolb

2006

Margaret Leaf

Honourable mention:

Annie Wagganer

2005

Elly Teman

Avi Shoshana

2004

Amy Leisenring

2003

Rob Gardner

2002

Hilary Smith

2001

Adina L. Nack

Honourable mentions:

Scott R. Harris

Tony Puddephatt

2000

Alice Fothergill

1999

Penny Phillips

1998

Jennifer Lois

1997

Leslie Irvine

Joanna Gregson

1996

Daphne Holden

1995

Jessica Fields

Honourable mention:

Stefan Timmermans

1994

Joseph Hopper

1993

Carol Rambo-Ronai

1992

Lori Ducharme

1991

Jody Miller

1990

J. David Brown

1989

Kent Sandstrom

1988

Martha Copp

1987

Elisabeth Schillinger

1986

Judi Miller

1985

Steve Worden

1983

William L. Tam

1981

Spencer Cahill

Wendy Espeland

Bill Gronfein

1980

Diane Bjorkland

Monica Hardesty

1979

Claire Fraser Holt

1978

David Unruh