American Sociology Association honors Joe Feagin with Distinguished Scholarship Award

Dr. Joe Feagin

The American Sociology Association (ASA) will honor Joe Feagin, the Ella C. McFadden professor of Sociology at Texas A&M, with the 2013 W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award for his outstanding work in the field of sociology.

This award honors an ASA member scholar who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the study of sociology and whose body of work has significantly contributed to the advancement of the field. It is the highest honor given to a sociologist by the professional association.

 “I am quite honored by the award, given how many very good sociologists there are in the United States,” said Feagin.

Feagin’s research focuses on the issues of racism and sexism and their continued presence in the 21st century. His work has made significant contributions to the fields of racial and ethnic studies, gender relations, and urban sociology.

“This is such a well-deserved award for a giant in social sciences who links brilliant theory, sound empirical analysis, and action for social justice,” said Cornelia Flora, chair of the ASA selection committee, of Feagin’s scholarly success.

Among his scholastic accomplishments, Feagin has authored 60 books and has written 203 research articles and book chapters, many in collaboration with colleagues and students. As a professor at Texas A&M, Feagin teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in sociology.

“I have worked hard to involve graduate and undergraduate students in important research projects, for I think even beginners in social research can get into the library and the field, discover new empirical data, and craft new ideas that more established scholars may have avoided or overlooked,” said Feagin about teaching sociology.

Feagin will be honored at the 2013 ASA meeting, which will be held August 10-13 in New York City.