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 2017 Mirra Komarovsky Book Award is Matthew Desmond from Harvard University.  The title of his book is Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.

Nominations for the 2018 Mirra Komarovsky Book Award are now being accepted. In 2018, the annual meetings will be held in Baltimore. 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 2015-2017, 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 Amy Armenia at aarmenia@rollins.edu. Books must be sent by October 15, 2017 to the committee:

Amy Armenia, co-chair
Department of Sociology
Rollins College
1000 Holt Avenue, Box 2761
Winter Park, FL 32789

Matthew W. Hughey, co-chair
Department of Sociology
University of Connecticut
344 Mansfield Road, Unit 1068
Storrs, CT 06069

Saida Grundy
Department of Sociology
Boston University
100 Cummington Mall, Room 260
Boston, MA 02215

Kim Price-Glynn
Associate Professor of Sociology
Through August 27, 2017:
University of Connecticut
Urban and Community Studies Program
Library Building 418
1800 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

After August 28, 2017:
University of Connecticut
Urban and Community Studies Program
10 Prospect Street
Hartford, CT 06103