This year’s Marvin B. Sussman Prize for Best Dissertation has been awarded to Dominik Bartmanski for his “How Icons Work: Material Culture and Post-communist Transformation in Berlin and Warsaw, 1989-2009.” The annual departmental prize was created and endowed in 1993 by Marvin Sussman (Ph.D. 1951). It is awarded to the graduate student whose dissertation, completed within the previous two academic years, is judged the most outstanding by a committee of department faculty. The recipient is invited to return to Yale to present her or his work to the Sociology department and the Yale community. Bartmanski was also recently awarded the Junior Theorist Prize of the International Sociological Association (R16: Sociological Theory) for his article “How to become an iconic social thinker: The intellectual pursuits of Malinowski and Foucault” in the European Journal of Social Theory. He will receive the prize at the 2012 ISA meeting in Trento, Italy. Congratulations, Dominik!