BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize

About the Prize

The BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize is for the best first and sole-authored book within the discipline of Sociology.

It was established in honour of the memory of Professor Philip Abrams whose work contributed substantially to sociology and social policy research in Britain.  He is remembered for the encouragement and assistance he provided to many young sociologists at the start of their careers.

In recognition of his commitment to sociology as a discipline, the British Sociological Association established this prize to stimulate new ideas and fresh research in sociology by encouraging new British authors.

2024 Prize Winner

We are delighted to announce the winner is:

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Sarah Kunz - Expatriate. Following a Migration Category (Manchester University Press)

2024 Shortlisted Nominees

We are delighted to announce this year's shortlisted nominees:

  • Elisabeth Badenhoop - Calling for the Super Citizen: Naturalisation Procedures in the United Kingdom and Germany (Palgrave Macmillan)
  • Natalie-Anne Hall - Brexit, Facebook, and Transnational Right-wing Populism (Lexington Books)
  • Sarah Kunz - Expatriate. Following a Migration Category (Manchester University Press)
  • Utsa Mukherjee - Race, Class, Parenting and Children’s Leisure: Children’s Leisurescapes and Parenting Cultures in Middle-class British Indian Families (Bristol University Press)
  • Kusha Sefat - Revolution of Things. The Islamism and Post-Islamism of Objects in Tehran (Princeton University Press)

View full list of 2024 Nominees.

Take a look at previous winners in the Winners Archive.