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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 2024 award is: 

Heba Gowayed: Refuge: How the State Shapes Human Potential, Princeton University Press, 2022


Nominations for the 2025 Mirra Komarovsky Book Award will soon be 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 2022-2024, 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:  PDF copies of the nominated book should be sent to the Chair.

Chair: Heba Gowayed, CUNY Hunter College and the Graduate Center

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