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.

Call for Nominations 2024

The BSA is seeking nominations for the BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize. The prize is for first, sole-authored monographs within the discipline of sociology, by a UK sociologist in the early years of their career. To be eligible for the 2024 prize, the book must have been published (or be due for publication) between 1 December 2022 and 30 November 2023.

Closing Date: Monday, 4 December 2023.

Take a look at previous winners in the Winners Archive.