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.

2021 Winner

We are delighted to announce this year's winner is:

Cover of Deporting Black Britons.

Luke de Noronha
Deporting Black Britons: Portraits of Deportation to Jamaica
Manchester University Press

2021 Shortlisted Nominees

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

  • Vicki Dabrowski
    Austerity, Women and the Role of the State: Lived Experiences of the Crisis
    Bristol University Press
  • Luke de Noronha
    Deporting Black Britons: Portraits of Deportation to Jamaica
    Manchester University Press
  • Patricia Hamilton
    Black Mothers and Attachment Parenting: A Black Feminist Analysis of Intensive Mothering in Britain and Canada
    Bristol University Press
  • Sara Salem
    Anticolonial Afterlives in Egypt: The Politics of Hegemony
    Cambridge University Press

Take a look at the full List of Nominees.