Dissertation Prizes

21st Century Dissertation Prize

The 21st Century Dissertation Prize, given from time to time, at the discretion of the department, to a distinguished sociology dissertation that contributes to public policy or the public interest.

2012 21st Century Dissertation Prize (Inagural)


Marvin B. Sussman Dissertation Prize (1993)

The Marvin B. Sussman Dissertation Prize is an endowment created in 1993 by Marvin B. Sussman (Ph.D., 1951, Yale). The prize has been offered annually since 1994, and is awarded to the graduate student whose dissertation, completed within the previous two academic years, is judged to be the most outstanding. In addition to a cash prize and certificate, the recipient is invited to return to Yale to present his or her findings to the members of the Department.

2016 Marvin B. Sussman Dissertation Prize

  • Xiaohong Xu

Previous Recipients
  • 2015 Michael Yarbrough
  • 2014 Andrew Junker
  • 2013 Rui Gao
  • 2012 Dominik Bartmanski
  • 2011 Ateş Altinordu
  • 2010 Mary Barr, Anthony J. Spires
  • 2009 (not awarded)
  • 2008 Isaac Reed
  • 2007 Lucia Trimbur
  • 2006 William Mangino
  • 2005 (not awarded)
  • 2004 Xavier Coller
  • 2003 James Willis
  • 2002 (not awarded)
  • 2001 Yun Fan
  • 2000 Dan Ryan
  • 1999 Kuo-ming Lin
  • 1998 Paul Galatowitsch
  • 1997 Takis Pappas
  • 1996 Patricia Craig
  • 1995 Jeffrey Olick
  • 1994 Mauro Guillen, Josep Rodriguez