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

The Call for Nominations for the 2019 Philip Abrams Memorial Prize is now OPEN.  Please review the Information and Criteria document before completing your Nomination Form.  The closing date for entries is Saturday, 1 December 2018.

2018 Prize Winner

Congratulations to the winner of the 2018 Prize:

Asylum after Empire book cover.

Lucy Mayblin

Asylum after Empire: Colonial Legacies in the Politics of Asylum Seeking