Cinzia Solari was a 2020 Mirra Komarovsky Book Award co-winner, for her book On the Shoulders of Grandmothers: Gender, Nation, and Post-Soviet Nation-Building (Routledge Press, 2018). This award honors the memory of Mirra Komarovsky, a pioneer in the sociology of gender. Jack received the award at the Eastern Sociological Society Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, on February 29.
The Privileged Poor is an NPR Books Best Book of 2019 and the recipient of the 2019 Critics’ Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association and the 2019 CEP–Mildred García Award for Exemplary Scholarship from the Council on Ethnic Participation of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE-CEP).
Current and past department affiliates who have won the Mirra Komarovsky Book Award:
2020: Anthony Abraham Jack, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students (Harvard University Press, 2019) (co-winner with Cinzia Solari)
2018: Filiz Garip, On the Move: Changing Mechanisms of Mexico-U.S. Migration (Princeton University Press, 2017)
2015: Jocelyn Viterna, Women in War: The Micro-processes of Mobilization in El Salvador (Oxford Studies in Culture and Politics, 2013)
2013: Patrick Sharkey, Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress Toward Racial Equality (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
2009: Mary C. Waters (with Philip Kasinitz, John H. Mollenkopf, and Jennifer Holdaway), Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age (Russell Sage Foundation, 2009)