Canadian Sociology Book Award

Nomination Deadline: January 27, 2023



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.

The nomination of sole and co-authored book nominations will be accepted for 2023 while edited collection nominations will be accepted in 2024.



  • 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, 2021 and January 1, 2023
  • Sole or co-authored monograph
  • First edition publication
    • Edited or co-edited collections/volumes will be eligible in 2024


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 27, 2023 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.