Annual Awards

The Harriet B. Presser Award

Harriet B. Presser was a sociologist, demographer and a distinguished professor at the University of Maryland, College Park department of sociology. She founded the first population center in the world, named “The University of Maryland Center on Population, Gender and Social Inequality,” and directed it from 1987 to 2002.

This biennial award was first presented at the 2009 PAA annual meeting. The award honors a record of sustained research contributions to the study of gender and demography and consists of a plaque and a cash prize. 

The members of the 2022-23 committee are: Mark VanLandingham (Chair), Tulane University; Kyle David Crowder, University of Washington; Jennifer Glass, University of Texas at AustinSara Yeatman, University of Colorado Denver.

Submission Procedures:

Nominations for the 2023 award, including self-nominations, should include a concise summary of the nominee’s contributions and accomplishments (one page), a selected list of the important demographic positions the nominee has held, a list of his or her most significant publications or presentations (one page), and a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae. Nominees should exemplify the highest standards of professional conduct.  Nominations should be submitted by e-mail to presseraward@popassoc.org no later than January 31, 2023.

2021 Harriet B. Presser Award Winner

Diana Greene Foster, University of California San Francisco

Past Award Recipients

  • 2019: Jennifer Glass
  • 2017: Frances Goldscheider
  • 2015: Paula England
  • 2013: Ruth Dixon-Mueller
  • 2011: Karen Oppenheim Mason
  • 2009: Valerie K. Oppenheimer