Phi Beta Kappa
NESA Sociologist of the Year: 2002 Sociologist of the Year Award. Presented by the New England Sociological Association (NESA).
NESA Apple Award for Distinguished Teaching: Fall 1995 Apple Award for Distinguished Teaching. Presented by the New England Sociological Association (NESA).
Sabbatical Fellowship: 1988-1989, Boston College.
Faculty Fellowship: 1984, Boston College.
The Swedish Council for the Social Sciences and Humanities Award for Outstanding Research on Migration: 1981, $5,000 award for outstanding research on migration in the book Migrants as Actors.
Fellowship for Foreign Scholars, The Swedish Institute Affiliated with The Swedish Institute for Social Research: May 1973, The University of Stockholm.
The American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship, Thord-Gray Memorial Fund Fellowship Affiliated with the Ethnology Institute: May 1973 – Feb. 1974, The University of Stockholm.
Center for West European Studies Fellowship, Ford Foundation Fellowship: Sept. 1971 – May 1972, The University of Michigan.
Professional Award Nominations
2001 Nominee for Mary Kay Waldron Teaching Award at Boston College. Nominated by Boston College students.
Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award: 2015 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award. Waiting for Cancer to Come: Genetic Testing and Women’s Medical Decision Making for Breast and Ovarian Cancer.
Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title: The Handbook of Feminist Research. Selected by Choice Magazine for 2008 Outstanding Academic Title.
American Educational Studies Association Critics Choice Award: The Handbook of Feminist Research. Selected by American Educational Studies Association for 2007 Critics Choice Award.
YBP Core 1000 Book: Working Women in America: Split Dreams, co-authored with Gregg Lee Carter. Selected as a YBP 2005 “Core 1000” book.
Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Book: Am I Thin Enough Yet? The Cult of Thinness and the Commercialization of Identity. Selected by Choice Magazine for 1996 Outstanding Academic Books.
Book Award Nominations
Waiting for Cancer to Come: Genetic Testing and Women’s Medical Decision Making for Breast and Ovarian Cancer. Nominated by International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry for 2014 Best Qualitative Research Book.