PhD in Sociology, 2014. Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar, Columbia University, 2014-16.
Winner of the Charles Tilly Best Article Award from the American Sociological Association Comparative-Historical Section, 2019. For "Freedom and Convict Leasing in the Postbellum South," American Journal of Sociology 124: 367-405.
Winner of IPUMS Spatial Research Award, 2018.
Winner of the Larry Neal Prize (joint with James Feigenbaum) for best article in Explorations in Economic History, 2017.
Outstanding Professor, Berkeley Undergraduate Sociology Association, 2017,
Winner of the American Sociological Association Dissertation Award, 2015.
Winner of the Roger V. Gould Prize for best article in the American Journal of Sociology, 2014.
PhD in Sociology, 2010. Assistant Professor, Department of African American and African Studies, University of Virginia.
Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University, 2012-2014.
Sabrina Pendergrass is currently working on a book manuscript, under contract with Oxford University Press, about the African American reverse migration to the South.
Winner of the Exemplary Diversity Dissertation Award from the National Center for Institutional Diversity, University of Michigan, for her dissertation, “Making moves: Place, culture, and stratification in African American reverse migration to the urban South,” 2010.
Winner of the Best Graduate Student Paper Award from the Poverty, Class, and Inequality Section of the Society for the Study of Social Problems for “Making Moves: Social Stratification and the Socioeconomic and Symbolic Dimensions of Black Reverse Migration to the South,” 2010.
PhD in Sociology, 2001 Grafstein Family Professor of Sociology, Harvard University Visiting Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2020. Elected to American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, 2020. University of Bremen Excellence Chair, 2020. Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award, Harvard University, 2020
Mario Luis Small's latet book, Someone To Talk To,examines how people use their networks to cope with loss, victimization, failure, and other debilitating stressors. Oxford University Press (2017).
Best Publication, Sociology of Mental Health Section, American Sociological Association, 2018.
Outstanding Recent Contribution Award, Social Psychology Section, American Sociological Association, 2018.
James Coleman Award for Best Book, Rationality and Society Section, American Sociological Association, 2018.