Komarovsky Book Award

This award honors the memory of Mirra Komarovsky (February 5, 1905 – January 30, 1999), a pioneer in the sociology of gender. The winner of the 2019 Mirra Komarovsky Book Award is Issa Kohler-Hausmann from Yale University.  The title of her book is Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing, published by Princeton University Press

Honorable mentions for the Komarovsky award were given to

  • Julian Go, Boston University, Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory, published by Oxford University Press
  • Marie E. Berry, University of Denver, War, Women, and Power: From Violence to Mobilization in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina published by Cambridge University Press

Nominations for the 2020 Mirra Komarovsky Book Award are now being accepted. The award will be announced and presented at a special session at the annual meeting.

Books on any sociological subject are eligible. To be eligible for consideration, a book must have been published during 2017-2019, and at least one of its authors must be a current ESS member. Self-nominations are accepted; however nominations submitted by publishers alone will not be considered. Nominators and/or authors are responsible for arranging review copies to be sent to committee members.

Nominations should provide full publication information (including date of publication), a 1-2 paragraph rationale for the nomination, and should be sent via email to the committee chair:

Smitha Radhakrishnan
sradhakr@wellesley.edu