Odum Awards for Undergraduate and Graduate Papers

Description
The Odum Award recognizes outstanding research papers by undergraduates and graduates in the southern region or by students outside the region whose work is mentored by current SSS members. One annual award may be given each year for the best undergraduate paper and best graduate paper submitted on any sociological topic. The Odum Award carries a cash prize of $100 and up to an additional $200 toward expenses of attending the SSS meeting.

2014 Awardees
Undergraduate
Yueran Zhang, Duke
"Co-existence of Informal Finance Institutions with Divergent Logics: Evidence from Industrial Districts in Rural China"

Graduate
Richard Benton, North Carolina State University
"Corporate Governance and Nested Authority: The Effects of Network Selection and Assimilation on the Balance of Power in American Corporations"

Previous Awardees

2013
Undergraduate
Cara Wagner

Graduate
Anne Kronberg

2012
Undergraduate
Kristen McCollum

Graduate
Regina Baker

2011
Undergraduate
Kristen Warren

(nomination procedure)