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.

The 2018 Prize

Congratulations to those shortlisted for the 2018 Prize:

  • Morteza Hashemi
    Theism and Atheism in a Post Secular Age
    Palgrave Macmillan

  • Christy Kulz
    Factories for learning: Making race, class and inequality in the neoliberal academy
    Manchester University Press

  • Lucy Mayblin
    Asylum After Empire: Colonial legacies in the Politics of Asylum Seeking
    Rowman & Littlefield

  • Rachel Thwaites
    Changing Names and Gendering Identity: Social Organisation in Contemporary Britain

The winner of the prize will be announced at the BSA Annual Conference.

2017 Prize Winners

Congratulations to the joint winners of the 2017 Prize:

Paul Ian Campbell book cover

Paul Ian Campbell
Football, Ethnicity and Community: The life of an African-Caribbean Football Club 
Peter Lang

Amy Chandler book cover

Amy Chandler
Self-Injury, Medicine and Society: Authentic Bodies 
Palgrave Macmillan