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.

2022 Winner

We are delighted to announce the winner is:

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Natasha Carver
Marriage, Gender and Refugee Migration: Spousal Relationships among Somali Muslims in the United Kingdom
Rutgers University Press

View full list of 2022 Nominees.

Watch an interview with Natasha Carver, this years winner.

Take a look at previous winners in the Prize Archive.