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Canadian Sociology Book Award

Nomination Deadline: January 20, 2025


This new Canadian Sociological Association award has been created to honour outstanding publications which advance sociological knowledge within the Canadian context.

Submissions must be centred on Canadian society or situated in the Canadian context using a sociological approach in research and/or theory.



  • Members of the Canadian Sociological Association OR
  • Publishers


  • Has a PhD in Sociology OR
  • Holds a position in a Canadian academic institution’s Department of Sociology (or related Department) and whose work focuses on teaching, research, or theory in Sociology
  • Membership in the Canadian Sociological Association is not required at the time of nomination.


  • Centered on Canadian society and/or within the Canadian context
  • Grounded in sociological theory and/or utilizes a sociological approach to the research
  • English language
  • Published between January 1, 2023 and January 1, 2025
  • Sole or co-authored book
  • First edition publication

Equity Statement

The Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) is committed to the values and principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization. We recognize and honour the intersectionality of equity-based identities. The CSA therefore invites and encourages the nomination (including self-nomination) of members from marginalized groups, including Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or LGBTQ2+.

Submitting Nominations

An online form has been created to facilitate the nomination submission process. Submit the requested information through this form no later than January 20, 2025 at 11:59pm PST.

If the nomination is deemed eligible, you will be provided with the information required to send copies of the book to each of the committee members for adjudication.

In addition to basic information on the nominated author(s) and book, the form will ask for statements outlining how the book;

  • Has contributed to the advancement of sociological knowledge of Canadian society
  • Is centered on Canadian society and/or within the Canadian context
  • Is grounded in sociological theory and/or utilizes a sociological approach to the research

Click to access nomination form

Honouring Award Recipients

The award recipient will receive a plaque and be recognized through the Canadian Sociological Association communications and website. The recipient is also invited to present a lecture at the annual Conference or virtual event hosted by the association.


Year Author Book
2024 Andrew Crosby, University of Waterloo and Carleton University

Resisting Eviction: Domicide and the Financialization of Rental Housing. (Fernwood Publishing, 2023)

2023 Saara Liinamaa, University of Guelph

The New Spirit of Creativity: Work, Compromise, and the Art and Design University. 

University of Toronto Press, 2022


Honourable Mention

Laura Bisaillon, University of Toronto

Screening Out: HIV Screening and the Canadian Immigration Experience.

University of British Columbia Press, 2022