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SAGE Publishing Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award

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Made possible by the generous contributions* of numerous influential SAGE authors and editors, the SAGE Publishing Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award helps a group of graduate students and pre-tenure faculty attend the annual American Sociological Association pre-conference workshop hosted by the Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology. 

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2020 Award Application Details

Awardees will receive $800 in travel funds to attend the ASA Section on Teaching & Learning’s pre-conference workshop held the day before the annual ASA meeting and enrollment in the Teaching & Learning section (assuming ASA membership). New sociology instructors, those who have taught courses at a community college, college, or university for four years or less, are welcome to apply. 

A key goal of this award, named in honor of the award’s co-founder and long-time organizer Keith Roberts, is to welcome new sociology instructors into the Teaching and Learning Community. Therefore, instructors from institutions that do not offer much training in teaching will have priority. The award committee will give an additional limited number of awards to new instructors who have already shown leadership in the Teaching and Learning community (e.g., leading teaching workshops, publishing in Teaching Sociology). Those awardees may be asked to help lead portions of the preconference.

To apply for a 2020 award, complete the application at the link below by the deadline of February 28, 2020.

The workshop, Persistence and Resistance in the Academy: Addressing Inequality and Power to Increase Student Learning, will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, August 7 at the site of the 2020 ASA conference.


2019 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2019 SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award Recipients!

Experiences Awardees

Barbara Prince - Morningside College
Michel Estefan - University of California, Berkeley
Alana Gillis - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Novice Awardees  

Kaitlyn Jaffe - University of British Columbia
Emily McDonald - George Mason University
Penny Harvey - Georgia State University
Orlaith Heymann - University of Cincinnati
Sarah Hupp Williamson - North Carolina State University
Erin Heinz - University of Arizona
Jason Edward Pagaduan - University of Toronto
Rodica Lisnic - University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
Jennifer Adkins - University of British Columbia
Rodrigo Serrao - University of South Florida
Nikolitsa Grigoropoulou - University of North Texas
Riku Kawaguchi - North Carolina State University
Jamie Puglin - Stony Brook University
Anelyse Weiler - University of Toronto
Pete Knepper - North Carolina State University
Jelisa Clark - Fayetteville State
Helana Darwin - Stony Brook University
Annika Wilcox - North Carolina State University
Clayton D. Thomas - Indiana University
Brandi Perri - University of Massachusetts Amherst


The SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award is made possible by the generous contributions of the following SAGE authors.

Jeanne Ballantine, Keith Roberts, and Kathleen Odell Korgen - Our Social World 7eOur Social World, Condensed 6e

Rodney Coates - The Matrix of Race

Anna Leon-Guerrero - Social Problems 6eEssentials of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society 3e

Kathleen Odell Korgen and Maxine Atkinson - Sociology in Action

Russell K. Schutt - Investigating the Social World 9e


George Ritzer - Introduction to Sociology 4e

Jodi O'Brien - The Production of Reality 6e

Stephen Sweet and Peter Meiksins - Changing Contours of Work 3e

Scott Appelrouth and Laura Desfor Edles - Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory 3e

Teresa Ciabattari - Sociology of Families

Susan Ferguson - Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class 3e

Joseph F. Healey and Andi Stepnick - Diversity and Society 6e; Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class 8e

Philip McMichael - Development and Social Change 6e

Daina Eglitis - Discover Sociology 4e; Discover Sociology: Core Concepts

Earl Babbie - Adventures in Social Research 10e

Shannon Davis - Methods of Family Research 3e

A. Javier Treviño - Investigating Social Problems 2e

Alia Tyner-Mullings - The Sociology Student's Guide to Writing 2e

Catherine Valentine - The Kaleidoscope of Gender 6e

Jonathan and Shelley White - The Engaged Sociologist 6e 


Note: The first-listed books/authors (in bold print) contributed at a level of at least $800—thereby sponsoring one full grant.

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