Book Awards

If your organization sponsors an award for publications in Feminist, Women, Gender, or Sexuality Studies, please let us know.

Amelia Bloomer Project, 2002-
Sponsored by the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of ALA.
“Annual list of the best feminist books for young readers, ages birth to 18”

Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Prizes, 2013-
Award for “a first book that deals substantially with the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality”

Bonnie Ritter Outstanding Feminist Book Award, 2008-
Sponsored by the Feminist and Women Studies Division of the National Communication Association
For “research in the field of Communication that interrogates questions related to feminism, women studies, and gender”

Darlene Clark Hine Award, 2010-
Sponsored by the Organization of American Historians
Given “to the author of the best book in African American women’s and gender history”

Diane Forsythe Prize, 1998-
Sponsored by the American Anthropological Association’s General Anthropology Division
A prize that “celebrates the best book or series of published articles in the spirit of Diana Forsythe’s feminist anthropological research on work, science, or technology, including biomedicine.”

Emily Toth Award, 2008-
Sponsored by the Popular Culture Association
For “best single work by one or more authors in Women’s Studies”

Heldt Prizes, 2005-
Sponsored by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS)
The AWSS sponsors  prizes for “best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women’s and Gender Studies” and for “best translation in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women’s and Gender Studies”

James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award, 1991-
Sponsored by the James Triptee, Jr. Literacy Council
For “works of speculative fiction which explore and expand gender”

Jessie Bernard Award, 1979-
Sponsored by the American Sociological Association
For “recognition of scholarly work that has enlarged the horizons of sociology to encompass fully the role of women in society”

Joan Kelly Memorial Prize, 1984-
Sponsored by the American Historical Association
For “the book in women’s history and/or feminist theory that best reflects the high intellectual and scholarly ideals exemplified by the life and work of Joan Kelly”

John Leo and Dana Heller Award, 2018-
Sponsored by the Popular Culture Association
For “best single work, anthology, multi-authored, or edited book on LGBTQ Studies”

Marcia Herndon Prize, 2007-
Sponsored by the Society of Ethnomusicology’s Gender and Sexualities Section
To “honor exceptional ethnomusicological work in gender and sexuality including, but not limited to, works that focus upon lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirited, homosexual, transgendered and multiple gender issues and communities”

Ruth Benedict Prize, 1986-
Sponsored by the Association for Queer Anthropology
“presented each year at the American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting to acknowledge excellence in a scholarly book written from an anthropological perspective about a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender topic”

Sociology of Sex and Gender Distinguished Book Award, 1998-
Sponsored by the Sex and Gender Section of the American Sociological Association
For “outstanding scholarship”

Stonewall Book Awards, 1971-
Sponsored by the American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table
For “exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience”

Susan Koppelman Award, 2008-
Sponsored by the Popular Culture Association
For “best anthology, multi-authored, or edited book in Feminist Studies”

Victoria Schuck Award, 2003-
Sponsored by the American Political Science Association
“Given annually for the best book published on women and politics”