This award honors the memory of Mirra Komarovsky (February 5, 1905 – January 30, 1999), a pioneer in the sociology of gender. The winners of the 2020 Mirra Komarovsky Book Award are Cinzia Solari, University of Massachusetts, Boston.  The title of her book is On the Shoulders of Grandmothers: Gender, Nation, and Post-Soviet Nation Building, published by Routledge Press.

Anthony Abraham Jack, Harvard University. The title of his book is: The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Poor Students

Nominations for the 2021 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 2018-2020, 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:

Daina C. Harvey

Copies of the nominated book should be sent to each member of the committee: (TBA)

DEADLINE for submissions is October 15, 2020