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Semi-Annual Sociology Book Award

To submit your project online, visit the Sociology Book Award Submission Form. The deadline for Fall 2022 submissions is November 30th by midnight.

Email Pamela Williams-Paez (or call 661/362-5904) for information about the Book Award.

The Sociology Book Award is an exciting opportunity for any student to submit current projects such as essays; poems; photography; multimedia projects; original film, video, or music; artwork, or other projects related to current social issues.

You don't have to be a sociology student to win. There are three awards to use towards books in our bookstore! 

  • 1st place: $250
  • 2nd place: $150
  • 3rd place: $100

Awards are sponsored by The COC Foundation, Barnes and Noble, and the Sociology Department.

All submissions will be considered based on the following criteria:

  1. Organization of Materials
  2. Sociological Relevance
  3. Creativity
  4. Timeliness of Topic


Check out past recipients below:

Spring 2022

1st Place: "150%" Chloe Mendoza

2nd Place: "Undocumented Students At College Of The Canyons Are Getting Help Their Educational Future" Jorge Luis Aguila

3rd Place: "A Look Into the Feminist Perspectives of Pornography: Empowering or a Means of Exploitation" Annotated Bibliography Linsey Towles

Fall 2021

1st Place: "Bittersweet" Brielle Cohen, artwork #1, artwork #2

2nd Place: "Looking Ahead" Angela Baluyut

3rd Place: "The Essence of Now on Gun Control" Andrew S. Kim

Spring 2021

1st Place: Margaret D'Isa-Hogan for her essay titled, "Art Studio For Working Class Ghosts"

2nd Place: Ritchie Hagan for his multi-media production titled, "Queer Expressions in Art"

3rd Place: Juliana Ortega for her slideshow titled, "Reproductive Rights are Women's Rights"

Fall 2020

Spring 2020

1st Place: "Defining Terrorism: What Do We Consider to Be A Terrorist Act" by Dominic Mendoza

2nd Place: 'The Homeless Epidemic' by Spencer Moreno

3rd Place: 'Reproductoive Rights' by Olivia Pilson 

Fall 2019

1st Place: ‘The Migrant Child’ by Jasmine Campos

2nd Place: ‘November 14th, Between 7am’ by Margaret D'isa-Hogan

3rd Place: ‘The Effects of Social Media on Politics’ by Mark C. Meegan