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Komarovsky Book Award


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 2023 award is: 

Jeffrey K. Hass, for Wartime Suffering and Survival: The Human Condition under Siege in the Blockade of Leningrad, 1941-1944  Oxford University Press, 2021 


Nominations for the 2024 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 2021-2023, 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.



Notice of nomination should be sent to the Chair:  Amy Hsin, Professor of Sociology at Queens College, City University of New York, ( PDF copies of the nominated book should be sent to the Chair.


Amy Hsin, Chair,

Hilary Silver, George Washington

Christel Kesler, Colby College

Carla Shedd, Georgetown University

Jeffery Haas, University of Richmond

DEADLINE for submissions is November 15, 2023
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