Watch below as BSA President, Susan Halford, announces this year’s Philip Abrams Memorial (PAM) Prize winner.

We are delighted to announce the winner of this year’s PAM Prize is Luke de Noronha for Deporting Black Britons: Portraits of Deportation to Jamaica (Manchester University Press).  Order your copy today! Visit Manchester University Press and enter code: ‘deporting30’ at the checkout to receive 30% discount.

Listen to what Luke has to say about his award-winning book in his interview with one of the prize judges, and BSA Publications Director, Catherine Pope.

The PAM Prize is awarded to the best first sole-authored book within the discipline of sociology. It was established in honour of the memory of Professor Philip Abrams, whose work contributed substantially to sociology and social policy research in Britain. The annual winner receives a monetary prize of £1,000.  Warmest congratulations to the winner of the BSA PAM Prize 2021, Luke de Noronha and thank you to all involved.  Find out more about the PAM Prize.

The judging panel carefully considered all of the nominated books received and shortlisted the following four books:

  • Vicki Dabrowski – Austerity, Women and the Role of the State: Lived Experiences of the Crisis (Bristol University Press)
  • Luke de Noronha – Deporting Black Britons: Portraits of Deportation to Jamaica (Manchester University Press)
  • Patricia Hamilton – Black Mothers and Attachment Parenting: A Black Feminist Analysis of Intensive Mothering in Britain and Canada (Bristol University Press)
  • Sara Salem – Anticolonial Afterlives in Egypt: The Politics of Hegemony (Cambridge University Press)