Since 2009, the Book Prize has been kindly supported by Palgrave Macmillan. Palgrave Macmillan is internationally renowned for its support and publication of feminist and gender studies scholarship. Philippa Grand, Senior Commissioning Editor for Palgrave Macmillan said: “We are very proud to become the official sponsor of the FWSA Book Prize, celebrating feminist scholarship in the UK. The exceptional quality of both entrants and indeed winners in 2009 deserves the widest recognition.It is immensely heartening to see the high level of participation and interest and we look forward to being a partner with the FWSA and this prestigious Award as it grows from strength to strength.”
The FWSA appreciates the ongoing support of Plagrave MacMillan for our book prize. Since 2009 we have had a fruitful partnership which recognises the exceptional scholarship within the feminism and women’s studies. We look forward to this relationship continuing in the future.
The FWSA annual book prize is aims to reward ingenuity and scholarship in the fields of feminism, gender or women’s studies. The FWSA welcomes entries from across a range of disciplines and specialisms in sciences or humanities. It is intended to recognise scholarship which is innovative, interdisciplinary and grounded in feminist theory and practice.
Books are nominated by publishers, members and authors and the winner is selected by three independent judges.
Previous book prize winners:
2018: Associate Professor Maria do Mar Pereira for Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship: An Ethnography of Academia (Routledge). Read the judges’ comments.
2017: Dr. Katie Natanel for Sustaining Conflict Apathy and Domination in Israel-Palestine (University of California Press). Read the judges’ comments.
2016: Dr. Deborah Withers for ‘Feminism, Digital Culture and the Politics of Transmission: Theory, Practice and Cultural Heritage’ (Rowman & Littlefield International). Read the judges’ comments.
2015: Dr Alison Phipps for The Politics of the Body: Gender in a Neoliberal and Neoconservative Age (Polity)
2014: Dr Abigail Rine for Irigaray, Incarnation and Contemporary Women’s Fiction (Bloomsbury)
2013: Dr Jane Monckton-Smith for Murder, Gender and the Media: Narratives of Dangerous Love (Palgrave Macmillan)
2012: Dr Clare Hemmings for Why Stories Matter: The Political Grammar of Feminist Theory (Duke University Press)
2011: Sara Ahmed for The Promise of Happiness (Duke University Press)
2010: Dr. Wendy Harcourt for Body Politics in Development: Critical Debates in Gender and Development (Zed Books).
2009: Dr. Margaretta Jolly for In Love and Struggle: Letters in Contemporary Feminism (Columbia University Press)