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Global Sociology Book Award

Nomination Deadline: January 22, 2024


The Canadian Sociological Association's Black Caucus proposed this award to celebrate scholars conducting research outside of the Canadian context. The objectives of the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) Global Sociology Book Prize include;

  • Recognition of outstanding rigorous empirical research conducted in other countries by Canadian-based scholars
  • Improve the visibility of the CSA as an international association of sociologists
  • Demonstrate that the CSA’s professional focus while fundamentally Canadian transcends state boundaries
  • Encourage Canadian-based scholars to engage in transnational research and partnerships
  • Showcase the depth and breadth of Canadian sociological scholarship

Eligibility Criteria


  • Self nominations are accepted
  • Colleagues
  • Publishers


  • Co-authored books are welcome
  • Primary author holds a position in, or an affiliation with, a Canadian academic sociology department (e.g. faculty, adjunct, emeritus)


  • Published after January 1, 2022
  • Published in English
    • French publications will be eligible for the 2025 award
  • First edition publication
  • There is no restriction on the geographic focus of eligible books
  • The award is guided by the following criteria for the nominated book;
    • Original and deemed to have a major impact on the discipline of sociology beyond Canada
    • Theoretical and methodological approach must be sociological in orientation
    • Based on rigorous empirical research
    • Written with both lay and academic audiences in mind
  • Books in the following categories are ineligible;
    • Edited collections
    • Translations
    • Designed for instructional purposes

Submitting Nominations

An online form has been created to facilitate the nomination submission process. The information submitted in this form will be used by the Chair of the Global Sociology Award Committee to verify the nomination's eligibility. If eligible, you will be provided with the information required to send copies of the book to each of the committee members for adjudication.

Click to submit your nomination

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+.

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 in one of the plenary sessions of the Annual Conference of the following year.


Year Author(s) Book


Stéphanie Garneau, Université d’Ottawa

Migration et classement social. Enquête auprès de migrants marocains au Québec Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 2022


Kristin Victoria Magistrelli Plys, University of Toronto

Brewing Resistance: Indian Coffee House and the Emergency in Postcolonial India. Cambridge University Press, 2020