Robert Scott (UC-Boulder), “A Social Phenomenon of Risk Perception: Saskatchewan Firefighters on the Yarnell Hill Fire Fatalities.”
Honorable Mention: Ken Hanson (Oregon) for “The Silicone Self: Examining Sexual Selfhood and Stigma within the Love and Sex Doll Community,” published in Symbolic Interaction
Fangheyue Amber Ma, University of Southern Florida, for the paper: “’You Are First a Chinese Citizen, Then a Consumer’: Presenting and Balancing Identities Online as Chinese International Tourists”
Max Papadantonakis (CUNY) for the paper: Cultural Othering: Interpersonal Foundations of Nationalist Ethnic Conflict in a Greek Street Market.
Stephanie Peña-Alves (Rutgers University) for her paper “Say it with Doors: Object-Mediated Communication in Everyday Life”.
Andrea Laurent-Simpson (Texas Women’s University Denton) for her paper “Considering Alternate Sources of Role Identity: Childless Parents and Their Animal “Kids”
Sherri Sasnett-Martichuski (Sociology, University of Colorado, Boulder) for her paper “The Transgender Experience: In Search of an Authentic Self”.
Hyeyoung Kwon (Indiana University) for the paper: Intersectionality in Interaction: Immigrant Youth Doing American from an Outsider-Within Position.
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.
Alex I. Thompson
Lisa-Jo Van den Scott
Eric C. Bonds
Adina L. Nack
Scott R. Harris
J. David Brown
William L. Tam
Claire Fraser Holt