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

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

Norma Fuentes-Mayorga
69 Norwood Road
Yonkers NY 10710

Adilia James
Endicott College
Wax Academic Center
376 Hale Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Smitha Radhakrishnan
Sociology Department
Wellesley College
106 Central St.
Wellesley, MA 02481

DEADLINE for submissions is October 31, 2019