PSSM Best Student Paper Award

PSSM Best Student Paper Award

The Political Sociology and Social Movements (PSSM) Research Cluster is now accepting submissions for the Best Student Award, to be presented to the graduate student whose paper is judged by the research cluster’s Awards Committee to be of the highest quality.  The paper must address a theme or themes broadly related to the subject areas of political sociology and social movements, and may be empirical and/or theoretical in focus.  The paper need not be presented at the Annual Canadian Sociological Association Conference to be considered.

The award recipient will receive a certificate, as well as a “Commit Sociology” t-shirt, and will be recognized at the PSSM’s annual business meeting to be held virtually at the CSA Conference (May 31st to June 4th).

Eligibility Criteria

  • The paper must be unpublished and not yet approved for publication;
  • The author must be a registered student (MA or Ph.D. student) on the deadline of May 1st, 2021;
  • An author may submit only one paper for consideration;
  • Papers co-written with faculty are not eligible;
  • Papers co-written with other students only are eligible;
  • Paper length may not exceed 10,000 words (40 pages) maximum, including bibliography and appendices.


Eligible papers should be sent to Emily Laxer ( no later than May 1st, 2021.

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