The FSA annual book prize aims to reward ingenuity and scholarship in the fields of feminist, gender or women’s studies. The FSA 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. Further details for 2023/2024 to follow.
The FSA book prize is sponsored by Emerald Publishing. For over 50 years Emerald Publishing has been helping academics and practitioners work together to make a positive change in the world. We know the importance of fresh thinking and diverse voices in creating impactful research and are proud to sponsor the FSA annual book prize.
Previous Book Prize Winners include:
- 2018: Dr. 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: Professor 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: Professor Clare Hemmings for Why Stories Matter: The Political Grammar of Feminist Theory (Duke University Press).
- 2011: Professor 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).
How to enter the annual book prize
Books are nominated by publishers, members and authors and the winner is selected by three independent judges. Further details for 2023/2024 to follow.