The 2015 Caroline Rose Annual Student Paper Competition winners are:

Graduate Student Competition:

First Place: Wahl, Competing Postmemory: A Binary Struggle for Justice at Dachau

Second Place: Van Dort, Globalization and Its Impact on Urban Development in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Undergraduate Student Competition:
First Place:  Rodenbiker, "I’m Not a Girl”: Representing Masculinity in Slash Fiction

Second Place: Hallenbeck, The Intersection between Christian Charities and Homelessness in the Twin Cities


The Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology recognizes students in the social sciences who incorporate visual analysis in their work.  The contest is open worldwide to undergraduate and graduate students (majoring in any social science).   It is named for Rachel Dorothy Tanur (1958–2002), an urban planner and lawyer who cared deeply about people and their lives and was an acute observer of living conditions and human relationships.

The 2016 competition for the Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology is now accepting applications, with a deadline of January 25, 2016.  Entries will be judged by members of the Visual Sociology Group (WG03) of the International Sociological Association (ISA).  Up to three prizes will be awarded at the Third ISA Forum of Sociology, The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World, to be held in Vienna, Austria on July 10-14, 2016.  Attendance at the forum is not a requirement but is encouraged.  First prize is $2,500; second prize is $1,500; and third prize is $500.

 For more information and to apply, go to  

 We kindly invite you to circulate the information on the competition widely, not only among students of your universities but also to anyone in your networks who has contact with students in the social sciences. 

Sociologists of Minnesota


Sociologists of Minnesota (SOM) is a professional association whose mission is to promote and develop understanding of sociology and sociological practice in the state of Minnesota.