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 2016 Mirra Komarovsky Book Award is Jennifer Utrata, University of Puget Sound. The title of her book is Women Without Men: Single Mothers and Family Change in the New Russia.

Nominations for the 2017 Mirra Komarovsky Book Award are now being accepted. In 2017, the annual meetings will be held in Philadelphia. 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 2014-2016, 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 Sarah Damaske at sad32@psu.edu. Books must be sent by October 15, 2016 to the committee:

Joel Best
Dept. of Sociology and Criminal Justice
University of Delaware
18 Amstel Avenue
Newark, DE 19716-2580

Neal Caren
Associate Professor of Sociology
212 Hamilton Hall, CB 3210
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Sarah Damaske (chair)
Assistant Professor of Labor & Employment Relations, Sociology, and Women’s Studies
The Pennsylvania State University
School of Labor and Employment Relations
507B Keller Building
University Park, PA 16802

Brian Gareau
Associate Professor of Sociology and International Studies
Department of Sociology
McGuinn Hall 426
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3807

Marcus Hunter, PhD
264 Haines Hall
375 Portola Plaza
Department of Sociology
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Jennifer Utrata
Dept of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Puget Sound
1500 N. Warner St., #1092
Tacoma, WA 98416

Johnny Williams
Department of Sociology
Trinity College
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Yvonne Zylan
Hamilton College Sociology Department
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323