Joseph C. Ewoodzie, PhD 2015, is a finalist for the C. Wright Mills award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), one of the most prestigious book awards in sociology. This award is made annually by the SSSP to the author of the most outstanding book written in the tradition of the award’s namesake. Mills was dedicated to the search for a sophisticated understanding of the individual and society. Ewoodzie’s nomination is for the book Getting Something to Eat in Jackson: Race, Class, and Food in the American South, published by Princeton University Press. The award winner will be announced in August.