Award Recipients

2016 Recipients of Constant H. Jacquet Awards were:

  • Elisabeth Becker, Yale University, “From Danger to Purity: Destigmatization Strategies in European Mosques”
  • Yen-Chiao Liao, City University of New York, “Dynamics between LGBTI Movement and Christian Conservatives in the East Asian Society: The Case of Taiwan”
  • Collin Mueller, Duke University, “Understanding and Addressing Barriers to Accessing the Faith-Based Safety Net and Unmet Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Health Needs among Uninsured Residents of a Southern City”
  • Marjorie Royle, Clay Pots Research; Jon Norton, Reformed Church in America; Thomas Larkin, Reformed Church in America; “Studying the Psychological Type of Congregations as a Tool for Reaching Religious ‘Nones’ and ‘Dones’”
  • Landon Schnabel, Indiana University, “Gender, Religion, and Social Risks: Do Social Psychological Risks and Rewards Explain Gender Differences in Religion?”

2015 Recipients of Constant H. Jacquet Awards were:

  • Richard Cimino, University of Richmond, “Church Planting and the Reproduction of Denominational Identity”
  • Diego de los Rios, Northwestern University, “Religion on the Move: Evangelical Christians in Colombia, the United States, and Spain”
  • Rebecca Fradkin, University of Oxford, “Nation Building and the Co-optation of Islam in a Nation and Multination State: Kazakhstan and Russia”
  • Christopher Gillett, Brown University, “Catholicism and the Making of Revolutionary Ideology in the British Atlantic, 1630-1673”
  • Yuksel Sezgin, Syracuse University, “The Impact of Religio-Legal Plurality on Women’s Rights: A Global Survey”
  • Patricia Tevington, University of Pennsylvania, “Too Soon to Say ‘I Do’?: Exploring Social Class, Religion, and Family Life through Early Marriage”
  • Hannah Waits, University of California Berkeley, “Missionary Positions: American Evangelicals and the Transnational History of the Culture Wars, 1945-2000”

2014 Recipients of Constant H. Jacquet Awards were:

  • Rachel Ellis, “Conviction Behind Bars: Religion & Faith Among Incarcerated Women.” Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Zainab Kabba, “The Education of Young American Muslims.” Department of Education, Oxford University, UK.

2013 Recipients of Constant H. Jacquet Awards were:

  • Hyun Jeong Ha, a graduate student in the Department of Sociology, University of Texas, Austin, for her dissertation research “Crosses in the Islamic State: Nationhood and Citizenship Movements among Coptic Christians in Egypt.”
  • Alana M. Henninger, a graduate student in the Department of Criminal Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice CUNY, for her dissertation research, “A Cross-country Comparison of Institutional Responses to Honor Violence.”
  • Samuel Perry, a graduate student in the Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, for his dissertation research: “The Cause of the Fatherless: Mobilizing to Long-Term, Sacrificial Activism in the Evangelical Adoption and Orphan Care Movement.”
  • Bethany Weed, a graduate student in the Department of Sociology, University of, for her dissertation research, ” Religion, Gender, and Assimilation: West African Teenagers.”

2012 Recipients of Constant H. Jacquet Awards were:

  • Katharine A. Boyd, a Doctoral Student of the John Jay College of Crimqal Justice, CUNY, Graduate Center. The title of her study is: “Ecology of Religious Conflict: Cross-National Comparison of Violent Attacks.”
  • Reid J. Leamaster, a Ph.D. Student at Purdue university: West Lafayette, Indiana. The title of his study is: “Gendered Resistance and Compliance in the LDS Church.”
  • Mark McCormack, a Ph.D. student at Vanderbilt University, Nashville Tennessee. The title of his study is: “Negotiating Women of Faith: A Multilevel Analysis of Interfaith Group Formation and Maintenance.”
  • Aida Isela Ramos, a Ph.D. student from the;University of Texas in Austin. The title of her study is “Schools, Community, and Religious Volunteers: The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Providing Social Support to U.S. Mexican Youth.”
  • Laura Schneebaum, a student pursuing an M.A. in Mental Health and Wellness at New York University. The title of her study is: “Religious perceptions on Mental Illness: Orthodox Jewish Women’s Narratives.”

2011 Recipients of the Constant H. Jacquet Awards were:

  • Laura Andrews, University of Arizona, “The Role of Religious Meanings in Human Action: The Case of Environmental Conflict.”
  • Zahra Ayubi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “What is Islamic? Debates over Ethical Approaches to Muslim Gender Reform.”
  • Eileen Barker, London School of Economics, “NRMs and their Aging Converts.”
  • John Eicher, University of Iowa, “How States and Interest Groups Defined their Identities through Interaction with Mennonites.”
  • Justin Farrell, University of Notre Dame, “The Role of Religious Meanings in Human Action: The Case of Environmental Conflict.”
  • Brad Fulton, Duke University, “Congregation-Based Community Organizing: The State of the Field.”
  • Daniel Loss, Brown University, “The Afterlife of Christian England, 1944-1994.”

2010 Recipients of the Constant H. Jacquet Awards were

  • Melissa Browning, Loyola University of Chicago, applied research as part of her PhD program in Christian Ethics, “Patriarchy, Christianity, and the African AIDS Pandemic: Rethinking Christian Marriage in Light of the Experiences of HIV Positive Women in Tanzania.”
  • Harriet J. Hartman, Sociology Department, Rowan University, basic research, “Jewish Identity and its Influence on Secular Pursuits.”
  • Kent R. Kerley, Department of Justice Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, basic research with an applied emphasis, “Freedom in life, freedom in faith: Understanding the impact of a faith-based transitional center for women.”
  • Benjamin Meagher, University of Connecticut, basic research as part of his PhD program in Social Psychology, “Judgments of Religious Qualities and the Identification of Spiritual Exemplars.”
  • Kevin Taylor, Boston University, basic research as part of his PhD program in Religious and Theological Studies, “Habits of the Hearth: Parenting, Religion, and the Good Life in America.”
  • Jeremy Thomas, Purdue University, basic research as part of his PhD program in Sociology, “Identifying Underchurched and Overchurched Counties: An Application for a New Approach to the Analytic Separation of Religious Supply and Demand.”

2009 Recipients of the Constant H. Jacquet Awards were:

  • Joshua Brahinsky, University of California, Santa Cruz, as part of his PhD program in History of Consciousness,”Ordinary Mystics: The Organizing and Politics of Bethany Missionaries.”
  • Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye, Harvard University, as part of her PhD program in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, “The True Jesus Church and the Moral Marketplace in Fuzhou, China.”
  • Alexei Krindatch, Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California,”They are ‘with us’ but not a ‘part of us.’ The young generation of intermarried families in the Eastern Orthodox Churches in America.”
  • Jared Peifer, Cornell University, as part of his PhD program in Sociology, “Serving God and Mammon: The Case of Religiously Affiliated Mutual Funds.”
  • Jeremy Uecker, University of Texas at Austin, as part of his PhD program in Sociology, “Religion and Early Marriage in the United States.”

2008 Recipients of the Constant H. Jacquet Awards were:

  • Christy Bohl (University of Kentucky)
  • Michael Evans (University of California San Diego)
  • Michele Garred (University of Lancaster)
  • Emily McKendry-Smith (University of North Carolina)
  • Melissa Mokel (University of Connecticut)
  • Mandy Robbins (University of Warwick)

2007 Recipients of the Constant H. Jacquet Awards were:

  • Kraig Beyerlein (University of Arizona)
  • Philip Michael Fountain (Australian National University)
  • Karen Monique Gredd (University of Notre Dame)
  • Kevin A. Harris (Ball State University)
  • Carrie S. Konold (University of Michigan)
  • Michael K. Romer (University of Texas)

2006 Recipients of the Constant H. Jacquet Awards were:

  • Gary L. Adler, Sociology, University of Arizona, “Parishes in the Aftermath: Hurricane Katrina, Organizational Change, and Individual Believers”
  • Joanne M. Marshall, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Iowa State University, “School Superintendents Applying a Moral Imperative to Professional Practice: Evaluating Iowa’s ‘Leading with Soul’ Pilot Program” (Client: School Administrators of Iowa)
  • Nancy J. Martin, Sociology, University of Arizona, “Small Groups in Big Churches”
  • Stephen Offutt, Sociology, Boston University, “A Comparative Analysis of Global Evangelicalism: Networks, Organizations, and Entrepreneurs in Central America and Southern Africa”
  • J. Shane Sharp, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “The Effects of Religion on the Behaviors and Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence Victims”
  • Jacqueline Wenger, Sociology, Catholic University of America, “Middle-Class African-American and White Nondenominational Protestant Congregations: Their Characteristics and Significance”

2005 Recipients of the Constant H. Jacquet Awards were:

  • Nanlai Cao, The Australian National University, an ethnographic study of the Christian revival in postsocialist Wenzhou, China.
  • Brian Calfano, University of North Texas, an examination of the role of institutional influences on the attitudes and behavior of ecclesiastical elites (ordained and lay) in the Presbyterian Church, USA.
  • D. Michael Lindsay, Princeton University, a study of the role of “leading evangelical” elites and their networks in refashioning institutional boundaries and cultural repertoires.
  • Marge Royle, Parish Life and Leadership Ministry, United Church of Christ, an analysis of the factors associated with stress, job performance, and coping among UCC clergy.
  • Jenny Trinitapoli, University of Texas, Austin, an examination of the influence of religion on sexual behavior and HIV transmission risk among lay adults in three districts of rural Malawi

2004 Recipients of Constant H. Jacquet Awards were:

  • Mary Bendyna, James Fenimore, Charlene McGrew, Anthony Pogorelc, and Rebecca Sager

2003 Recipients of Constant H. Jacquet Awards were:

  • Lanette Ruff, University of New Brunswick. Religious response to victims of violence against women in Jamaica and Croatia.
  • James Wellman, University of Washington. Study of the ministries of five megachurches in the state of Washington.
  • Lori Beaman, Concordia University, Montreal. Study of participants in the labyrinth spiritual movement.
  • Stephen Krauss, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Structure of social and religious attitudes in Ghana and United States.
  • Keli Rugenstein, State University of New York at Albany. Stressors affecting clergy and their effect on decisions to leave congregational ministry.

2002 Recipients of Constant H. Jacquet Awards were:

  • Sally Gallagher, Enid Logan, Eric McDaniel, and Robert Woodberry.

2001 Recipients of Constant H. Jacquet Awards were:

  • Al Herzog, Elaine Howard, Ted Jelen, David Yamane, and Fenggang Yang.