Exceptional Service to New Zealand Sociology
The Exceptional Service to New Zealand Sociology award is given at the yearly conference.
2022: Dr Stella Pennell
2021: Associate Professor Steve Matthewman
2020: Associate Professor Ruth McManus
2019: Kalym Lipsey
2015: Dr Maxine Campbell and Phil Harington
2012: Dr David Pearson
2007: Professor Kevin Dew
Graduate Essay Prize
Each year SAANZ runs an essay competition for graduate student members with the winner announced at the annual conference dinner.
2022: Jessica Martin (University of Waikato)
2021: Winner: Amelia Lawley (University of Auckland).
Highly Commended: Caitlin Hyde (Lincoln University)
2020: Elizabeth Russell (University of Auckland)
2019: Luke Oldfield (University of Auckland)
2018: Justine Sachs (University of Auckland) and Louisa Choe (University of Otago)
2017: Seonaid Espiner (Lincoln University)
2016: Claire Gray (University of Canterbury)
2015: Sylvia Nissen (University of Canterbury)
At the annual conference, during the post-graduate day, SAANZ runs a three-minute thesis competition for post-graduate students to have the opportunity to present their thesis work in the format of a three-minute thesis competition.
First Place: Stella Pennell – Massey University Albany
Runner-up: Jessica Young – University of Otago