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Diversity Book Awards

Non-fiction Awards: Broad Scope/Intersectionality

Aging Consciously Book Award (Nautilus Book Awards)


Ashton Applewhite, This Chair Rocks (Celadon Books, 2020).

Jamie Tyrone, Marwan Sabbagh, with John Hanc, Fighting for My Life: How to Thrive in the Shadow of Alzheimer’s (W Publishing/Thomas Nelson, 2019).

2018: Helen Wilkes, The Aging of Aquarius: Igniting Passion & Purpose as an Elder (New Society
Publishers, 2018).


Frank J. Cunningham, Vesper Time (Orbis Books, 2019).

Jett Psaris, Hidden Blessings: Midlife Crisis as a Spiritual Awakening (Sacred River Press, 2017).

Alan Merriam Prize Most distinguished English-language monograph in the field of ethnomusicology, published as the author’s second or a later monograph (Society for Ethnomusicology).

2020: Deborah Wong, Louder and Faster: Pain, Joy, and the Body Politic in Asian American Taiko (The University of California Press, 2019).

2019: Kiri Miller. Playable Bodies: Dance Games and Intimate Media (Oxford University Press, 2017).


Alex Chávez. Sounds of Crossing: Music, Migration, and the Aural Poetics of Huapango Arribeño (Duke University Press, 2017).

Louise Meintjes. Dust of the Zulu: Ngoma Aesthetics after Apartheid (Duke University Press, 2017).


Chérie Rivers Ndaliko. Necessary Noise: Music, Film, and Charitable Imperialism in the East of Congo (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Gavin Steingo. Kwaito’s Promise: Music and the Aesthetics of Freedom in South Africa (University of Chicago Press, 2016).

2016: Martin J. Daughtry. Listening to War: Sound, Music, Trauma and Survival in Wartime Iraq (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Anisfield-Wolf Book Award  Book that has made important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures (Cleveland Foundation).

2021: Natasha Tretheway. Memorial Drive (Ecco, 2020).
2020: Charles King.
Gods of the Upper Air (Doubleday, 2019).

2019: Andrew Delbanco. The War Before the War (Penguin Press, 2019).

2018: Kevin Young. Bunk (Graywolf Press, 2017).

2017: Margot Lee Shetterly. Hidden Figures (William Morrow & Co., 2016).

2016: Lillian Faderman. The Gay Revolution (Simon & Schuster, 2015).

Best Book Award (Race, Ethnicity & Politics Section - American Political Science Association)

Race and Political Development

2019: Thomas Ogorzalek. The Cities on the Hill: How Urban Institutions Transformed National Politics (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Race and Urban Politics

2019: Jessica Trounstine. Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Race and Comparative Politics

2019: Penelope Anthias. Limits to Decolonization (Cornell University Press, 2018).

2018: Danielle Pilar Clealand. The Power of Race in Cuba: Racial Ideology and Black Consciousness During the Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2017).

2017: Debra Thompson. The Schematic State: Race, Transnationalism, and the Politics of the Census (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Race and Political Behavior

2019: Bernard Fraga. The Turnout Gap (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

2018: Natalie Masuoka. Multiracial Identity and Racial Politics in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2017).

2017: Angel Saavedra Cisneros. Latino Identity and Political Attitudes: Why Are Latinos Not Republican? (Palgrave, 2017 ).

Distinguished Career Book Award

2018: Carol Hardy-Fanta, Pei-te Lien, Diane Pinderhughes, and Christine Sierra. Contested Transformation: Race, Gender, and Political Leadership in the 21st Century (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Race and Political Theory

2018: Juliet Hooker. Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and Vasconcelos (Oxford University Press, 2019).

2017: Shatema Threadcraft. Intimate Justice: The Black Female Body and the Body Politic (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Race and Immigration

2018: Chris Zepeda-Millan. Latino Mass Mobilization: Immigration, Racialization and Activism (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Race and Public Opinion

2017: Efron Pérez. Unspoken Politics: Implicit Attitudes and Political Thinking (Cambridge University Press, 2016)

2016: Lorrie Frasure-Yokley. Racial and Ethnic Politics in American Suburbs. (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

2016: Claire Jean Kim. Dangerous Crossings: Race, Species, and Nature in a Multicultural Age (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

2016: Christopher T. Stout. Bringing Race Back In: Black Politicians, Deracialization, and Voting Behavior in the Age of Obama (University of Virginia Press, 2015).

2016: Betina Cutaia Wilkinson. Partners or Rivals?: Power and Latino, Black, and White Relations in the Twenty-First Century (University of Virginia Press, 2015). 

Best Book Award (Human Rights Section - American Political Science Association)

2020: Rauna Kuokkanen (University of Lapland), Restructuring Relations: Indigenous Self-Determination, Governance, and Gender (Oxford University Press, 2019).
2019: Andrea Vilán (Princeton University), The Domestic Incorporation of Human Rights Treaties (Princeton University Press, 2018).
2018: Manfred Nowak (University of Vienna), Human Rights or Global Capitalism (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017).
2017: Onur Bakiner (Seattle University), Truth Commissions: Memory, Power, and Legitimacy (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016).

Best Book Award (Migration and Citizenship Section - American Political Science Association)

2019: Elizabeth Cohen (Syracuse University), The Political Value of Time (Cambridge University Press, 2018).
2018: Margaret E. Peters (University of California), Trading Barriers: Immigration and the Remaking of Globalization (Princeton University Press, 2017).
2017: Els de Graauw (Baruch College), Making Immigrant Rights Real: Non-Profits and the Politics of Integration in San Francisco (Cornell University Press 2016).
Feliz Garip (Cornell University), On The Move: Changing Mechanisms of Mexico-US Migration (Princeton University Press, 2016).
2016: Leila Kawar (University of Massachusetts), Contesting Immigration Policy in Court: Legal Activism and Its Radiating Effects in the United States and France (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Best Book Award - Multicultural Nonfiction (American Book Fest)

2020: Nesha Pai, Overcoming Ordinary Obstacles: Boldly Claiming the Facets of an Extraordinary Life (SPARK Publications, 2019).
2019: Amy L. Greeson, And the Silent Spoke (Wisdom House Books, 2019).
2018: Michael Oren Fitzgerald & Joseph A. Fitzgerald, Spirit of the Earth: Indian Voices on Nature (World Wisdom, 2017).
2017: Anne E. Duggan and Donald Haase, and Helen J. Callow, Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from Around the World (Greenwood, 2016).
2016: Frances Densmore, World of the Teton Sioux Indians: Their Music, Life, & Culture (World Wisdom, 2016). 

Best Book Award - Social Change (American Book Fest)

2020: Michael T. McRay, I Am Not Your Enemy: Stories to Transform a Divided World (Herald Press, 2020).
2019: Eric Meade, Reframing Poverty: New THINKING and FEELING About Humanity's Greatest Challenge (Canyon House Press, 2019).
2018: James V. Morganelli, The Protector Ethic: Morality, Virtue, and Ethics in the Martial Way (YMAA Publication Center, 2018).
2017: Jason Merchey, Values & Ethics: From Living Room to Boardroom (Palmetto Publishing Group, 2017).
2016: Walter M. Brasch, Fracking America: Sacrificing Health and the Environment for Short-Term Economic Benefit (Greeley & Stone, Publishers, 2016). 

Betty and Alfred McClung Lee Book Award sociology or interdisciplinary social science books that approach their subjects from a humanist perspective (Association for Humanist Sociology)

2020: Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality (University of California Press, 2019).
2019: Robert Durán, The Gang Paradox: Inequalities and Miracles on the U.S.-Mexico Border (Columbia University Press, 2018).
2018: Ana Raquel Minian, Undocumented Lives: The Untold Story of Mexican Migration (Harvard University Press, 2018).
2017: Robert Vargas, Wounded City: Violent Turf Wars in a Chicago Barrio (Oxford University Press, 2016).
Alice Fothergill and Lori Peek, Children of Katrina (University of Texas Press, 2015).
Aldon Morris, The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. DuBois and the Birth of Modern Sociology (University of California Press, 2015). 

Bruno Nettl Prize outstanding publication contributing to or dealing with the history of the field of ethnomusicology (Society for Ethnomusicology)

2020: Ann E. Lucas, Music of a Thousand Years: A New History of Persian Musical Traditions (University of California Press, 2019).
2019: Jim Sykes, The Musical Gift: Sonic Generosity in Post-War Sri Lanka (Oxford University Press, 2018).
David Garcia, Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity, and the Logic of Black Music's African Origins (Duke University Press, 2017).
Elizabeth Markham, Naoko Terauchi, and Rembrandt Wolpert, What the Doctor Overheard: Dr. Leopold Müller's Account of Music in Early Meiji Japan (Cornell University Press, 2017).
2017: Javier F. León and Helena Simonett, Views from the South: A Latin American Music Reader (University of Illinois Press, 2016).
2016: Henry Spiller, Javaphilia: American Love Affairs with Javanese Music and Dance (University of Hawaii Press, 2015).

C. Wright Mills Award book that critically addresses an issue of contemporary public importance; brings to the topic a fresh, imaginative perspective; advances social scientific understanding of the topic; displays a theoretically informed view and empirical orientation; evinces quality in style of writing; and explicitly or implicitly contains implications for courses of action (Society for the Study of Social Problems)

2019 Adia Harvey Wingfield, Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy (University of California Press, 2019).

2018 Ranita Ray, The Making of a Teenage Service Class: Poverty and Mobility in an American City (University of California Press, 2017).

2017 Claudia G. Cervantes-Soon, Juárez Girls Rising: Transformative Education in Times of Dystopia (University of Minnesota Press, 2017).

2016 Roberto G. Gonzales, Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America (University of California Press, 2016). 

Distinguished Scholarly Book Award (American Sociological Association) 

2019 Karida L. Brown, Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia (University of North Carolina Press, 2018).

2018 Glenda M.  Flores, Latina Teachers: Creating Careers and Guarding Culture (NYU Press, 2017).

2017 Riche' J. Daniel Barnes, Raising the Race: Black Career Women Redefine Marriage, Motherhood and Community (Rutgers University Press, 2015).


Kimberly Kay Hoang, Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work (University of California Press, 2015).

Carla Shedd, Unequal City: Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice (Russell Sage Foundation, 2015).

First Book Award any aspect of the immigration history of the United States (Immigration and Ethnic History Society)

2021 Ashley Johnson Bavery, Bootlegged Aliens: Immigration Politics on America’s Northern Border (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020).

2019 Danielle Battisti, Whom We Shall Welcome: Italian Americans and Immigration Reform (Fordham University Press, 2019).

2018 Rosina Lozano, An American Language: The History of Spanish in the United States (University of California Press, 2018).

2017 Hidetaka Hirota, Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy (Oxford University Press, 2017).

2016 Lori Flores, Grounds for Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement (Yale University Press, 2016). 

Freedom Fighter Award (Independent Publisher Book Awards)

Carol Jacobsen, For Dear Life: Women's Decriminalization and Human Rights in Focus (University of Michigan Press, 2019).

Diana J. Ensign, The Freedom to Be: Stories from Transgender Youth, Adults, and Their Families (SpiritHawk Life Publications, 2020).

2019  Olga Campbell, A Whisper Across Time: My Family's Story of the Holocaust Told Through Art and Poetry (Jubaji Press, 2018). 

2018 Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt, The Good Fight: America’s Ongoing Struggle for Justice (Against All Odds Productions II, 2017).


Jerome Baco, translated from the French by Camille Sutton and Alejandra Bronfman, Invisible (The Publishing Eye, 2016).

Lisa Kristine, Slavery to Liberation: Bound to Freedom (Goff Books, 2017)

Gordon Hirabayashi Human Rights Book Award (Human Rights Section - American Sociological Association)

2020  Robert Braun (University of California), Protectors of Pluralism: Religious Minorities and the Rescue of Jews in the Low Countries During the Holocaust (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

2019 Kiyoteru Tsutsui, Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan (Oxford University Press, 2018).

2018 Ya-Wen Lei, The Contentious Public Sphere: Law, Media and Authoritarian Rule in China (Princeton University Press, 2017).

2017 Tianna S. Paschel, Becoming Black Political Subjects: Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil (Princeton University Press, 2016).

2016 Elizabeth Holzer, The Concerned Women of Budburam: Refugee Activists and Humanitarian Dilemmas (Cornell University Press, 2015)

Gregory Bateson Book Prize work that is theoretically rich, ethnographically grounded, and in the spirit of the SCA tradition: interdisciplinary, experimental, and innovative (Society for Cultural Anthropology)


Savannah Shange, Progressive Dystopia: Abolition, Antiblackness, and Schooling in San Francisco (Duke University Press, 2019).

Miyarrka Media, Phone and Spear: A Yuta Anthropology (Goldsmiths Press, 2019).

Alan Klima, Ethnography #9 (Duke University Press, 2019).

2019 Radhika Govindrajan, Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relatedness in India’s Central Himalayas (University of Chicago Press, 2018).

2018 Louise Meintjes, Dust of the Zulu: Ngoma Aesthetics after Apartheid (Duke University Press, 2017).

2017 Susan Lepselter, The Resonance of Unseen Things: Poetics, Power, Captivity, and UFOs in the American Uncanny (University of Michigan Press, 2016).

2016 Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins (Princeton University Press, 2015).

 Hooks National Book Award non-fiction book that best furthers understanding of the American Civil Rights Movement and its legacy (Hooks Institute for Social Change)

2019 Simon Balto, Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power (University of North Carolina Press, 2019).

2018 Mary Schmidt Campbell, An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden (Oxford University Press, 2018).

2017 James Forman, Jr., Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017).

2016 Russell Rickford, We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2016). 

James A. Rawley Prize best book dealing with the history of race relations in the United States (Organization of American Historians)

2021 Vincent Brown (Harvard University), Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War (Belknap Press, 2020).

2020 Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Princeton University), Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Home Ownership (University of North Carolina Press, 2019).

2019 Jeffrey C. Stewart (University of California), The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke (Oxford University Press, 2018).


Kelly Lytle Hernández (University of California), City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965 (University of North Carolina Press, 2017).

Tiya Miles, The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits (The New Press, 2017).

2017 Robert G. Parkinson (Binghamton University), The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution (Omohundro Institute, 2016).

2016 Margaret Ellen Newell (Ohio State University), Brethren By Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery (Cornell University Press, 2015).

Liberty Legacy Foundation Award best book by a historian on the civil rights struggle (Organization of American Historians)

2021: Johanna Fernández (Baruch College), The Young Lords: A Radical History (University of North Carolina Press, 2020).
2020: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Princeton University), Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Home Ownership (University of North Carolina Press, 2019).
2019: Martha S. Jones (Johns Hopkins University), Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America (Cambridge University Press, 2018).
2018: Ula Yvette Taylor (University of California), The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam (University of North Carolina Press, 2017).
2017: Russell Rickford, We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2016).
2016: Tanisha C. Ford (University of Massachusetts), Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul (University of North Carolina Press, 2015). 

Lillian Smith Book Awards books that honor Lillian Smith, the most liberal and outspoken of white, mid-twentieth century Southern writers on issues of social and racial injustice (Southern Regional Council)

William A. Darity, Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen, From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-first Century, University of North Carolina Press
Lawrence Goldstone, On Account of Race: The Supreme Court, White Supremacy, and the Ravaging of American Voting Rights, Counterpoint Press
Jelani M. Favors, Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism (University of North Carolina Press, 2019).
Brandon K. Winford, John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights (University Press of Kentucky, 2019).
Rachel Devlin, A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America's Schools (Basic Books, 2018).
Vanessa Siddle Walker, The Lost Education of Horace Tate: Uncovering the Hidden Heroes Who Fought for Justice in Schools (The New Press, 2018).
Virginia Eubanks, Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor (St. Martin's Press, 2018).
James Forman Jr, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017).
Nancy MacLean, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America (Viking, 2017).
Patricia Bell-Scott, The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice (Knopf, 2016).
Risa Goluboff, Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s (Oxford University Press, 2016).
Cheryl Knott, Not Free, Not For All: Public Libraries in the Age of Jim Crow (University of Massachusetts Press, 2015).
Minion K. C. Morrison, Aaron Henry of Mississippi: Inside Agitator (University of Arkansas Press, 2015).

Lora Romero First Book Prize first book published in American studies that highlights intersectional dynamics in the study of race, gender, class, sexuality, and/or nation (American Studies Association)

2020: Tiffany Lethabo King, The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies (Duke University Press, 2019)
2019: Christopher Taylor, The Empire of Neglect: The West Indies in the Wake of British Liberalism (Duke University Press, 2018)
2018: Sharon Luk, The Life of Paper: Letters and a Poetics of Living Beyond Captivity (University of California Press, 2017).
2017: Sarah Haley, No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity (University of North Carolina Press, 2016)
2016: Simone Browne, Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness (Duke University Press, 2015)

Multicultural & Indigenous Book Award (Nautilus Book Awards)

2020: Margaret Busby, New Daughters of Africa: An Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent (Amistad). 
Zora Neale Hurston, Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” (Amistad, 2018).
Rob Swigart, Mixed Harvest: Stories from the Human Past (Berghahn Books, 2019).
2018: Alephonsion Deng, & Judy A. Bernstein, Disturbed in Their Nests: A Journey from Sudan's Dinkaland to San Diego's City Heights (Blackstone Publishing, 2018).
2017: Iris Keltz, Unexpected Bride in the Promised Land: Journeys in Palestine & Israel (Nighthawk Press, 2017).
2016: Braided River, We Are the Arctic (Mountaineer Books, 2016). 

Multicultural Adult Nonfiction Award books covering the history, sociology, or other facts, about a cultural minority group, including any non-Western or nondominant cultures (Forward Indies)

2019: Ann Murdy, On the Path of Marigolds: Living Traditions of Mexico’s Day of the Dead (George F. Thompson Publishing, 2019)
2018: Leah Penniman, Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2018).
Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt, The Good Fight America's Ongoing Struggle for Justice (Against All Odds Productions, 2017). 

Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award anti-racist scholarship (Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section - American Sociological Association)

2020: Ruha Benjamin, Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code (Polity, 2019).
Karida L. Brown, Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia (University of North Carolina Press, 2018).
Freeden Blume Oeur, Black Boys Apart: Racial Uplift and Respectability in All-Male Public Schools (University of Minnesota Press, 2018).
2018: Maria Krysan and Kyle Crowder, Cycle of Segregation: Social Processes and Residential Segregation (Russell Sage Foundation, 2017).
Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, Crook County: Racism and Injustice in American’s Largest Criminal Court (Stanford University Press, 2016).
Patrisia Macias-Rojas, From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post‑Civil Rights America (NYU Press, 2016).
2016: Aldon D. Morris, The Scholar Denied; W.E.B. DuBois and the Birth of Modern Sociology (University of California Press, 2015).

Outstanding Book Award (Inequality, Poverty and Mobility Section - American Sociological Association)

2020: Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Dustin Avent-Holt, Relational Inequalities: An Organizational Approach (Oxford University Press, 2019).
2019: Bruce Western, Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison (Russell Sage Foundation, 2018).
2018: Brooke Harrington, Capital without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent (Harvard University Press, 2016).
2017: Steve Viscelli, The Big Rig: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream (University of California Press, 2016).
2016: Jacqueline Hagan, Ruben Hernandez-Leon, and Jean-Luc Demonsant, Skills of the "Unskilled": Work and Mobility Among Mexican Migrants (University of California Press, 2015).

Outstanding Book Award - Multicultural Non-Fiction (Independent Publisher Book Awards)

2020: Juliet Cutler, Among the Maasai (She Writes Press, 2019).
2019: Madeline Uraneck, How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Family they Adopted (Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2018) .
2018:  Mitch Caver and Thomas W. Cowger, Piominko: Chickasaw Leader (Chickasaw Press, 2017).
2017: Gregory D. Smithers, The Cherokee Diaspora: An Indigenous History of Migration, Resettlement, and Identity (Yale University Press, 2015).
2016: David Odo, The Journey of “A Good Type”: From Artistry to Ethnography in Early Japanese Photographs (Peabody Museum Press, 2015).


Peacemaker Award (Independent Publisher Book Awards)

2020:  Paul Kitagaki Jr., Behind Barbed Wire: Searching for Japanese Americans Incarcerated During World War II (CityFiles Press, 2019).
2019: Paul D. Parkinson and Sammie Parkinson, Unselfish Kids (Unselfish Stories, 2019).

2018: David C. Forward, A String of Pearls: Inspiring Stories of How Rotary Peace Fellows are Serving Humanity and Changing the World (Reach Forward Publishing).

2017: Boris Bally & Erin McManus, I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now: The Innovative Merger of Art and Guns to Inspire New Expressions of Peace Now (Boris Bally, 2016).
2016: Anne Herbert and Margaret Paloma Pavel, Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty (New Village Press, 2014). 

Ralph J. Bunche Award best scholarly work in political science that explores the phenomenon of ethnic and cultural pluralism (American Political Science Association)

2020: Davin Phoenix, The Anger Gap: How Race Shapes Emotion in Politics (Cambridge University Press).
2019: Michael G. Hanchard, The Spectre of Race: How Discrimination Haunts Western Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2018).
Juliet Hooker, Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and Vasconcelos (Oxford University Press, 2017).
Chris Zepeda-Millán, Latino Mass Mobilization: Immigration, Racialization, and Activism (Cambridge University Press, 2017).
2017: Vaughn Rasberry, Race and the Totalitarian Century: Geopolitics in the Black Literary Imagination (Harvard University Press, 2016).
2016: Marisa Abrajano and Zoltan Hajnal, White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics (Princeton University Press, 2015). 

Robert F. Kennedy Book Award book that most faithfully and forcefully reflects Robert Kennedy’s purposes – his concern for the poor and the powerless, his struggle for honest and even-handed justice, his conviction that a decent society must assure all young people a fair chance, and his faith that a free democracy can act to remedy disparities of power and opportunity (RFK Human Rights)

2020: Jonathan Metzl, Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland (Basic Books, 2019).
2019: Shane Bauer, American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment (Penguin Press, 2018).
Peter Edelman, Not a Crime to be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America (The New Press, 2019).
Timothy B. Tyson, The Blood of Emmett Till (Simon & Schuster, 2017).
2017: Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Crown Publishers, 2016).
2016: David Maraniss, Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story (Simon & Schuster, 2015).

Ruth Stone Prize most distinguished English-language monograph in the field of ethnomusicology, published as the author’s first monograph (Society for Ethnomusicology)

Michael Birenbaum Quintero, Rites, Rights, & Rhythms: A Genealogy of Musical Meaning in Colombia’s Black Pacific (Oxford University Press, 2018).
Nomi Dave, The Revolution’s Echoes: Music, Politics, and Pleasure in Guinea (University of Chicago Press, 2019).
Denise Gill, Melancholic Modalities: Affect, Islam, & Turkish Classical Musicians (Oxford University Press, 2017).
J. Griffith Rollefson, Flip the Script: European Hip Hop and the Politics of Postcoloniality (University of Chicago Press, 2017).

Social Change & Social Justice Book Award (Nautilus Book Awards)

Emmanuel Acho, Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man (Flatiron Book, 2020).
Layla F. Saad, Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor (Sourcebooks, 2020).
Clyde W. Ford, Think Black: A Memoir (Amistad, 2019).
Andrea S. Kramer and Alton B Harris, It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace: Women’s Conflict at Work and the Bias That Built It (Nicholas Brealey, 2019).
2018: Howard J. Ross, Our Search for Belonging: How Our Need to Connect is Tearing Us Apart (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2018).
2017: Paola Gianturco and Alex Sangster, Wonder Girls: Changing Our World (powerHouse Books, 2017).
2016: Gregg Braden, Resilience from the Heart: The Power to Thrive in Life's Extremes (Hay House, 2015). 

Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice celebrates the power of the written word to create change in the name of justice for all people (Goddard Riverside Community Center)

2020: Anne S. Kim, Abandoned: America’s Lost Youth and the Crisis of Disconnection (The New Press, 2020).

Jan Haldipur, No Place on the Corner: The Costs of Aggressive Policing (NYU Press, 2018).
Alex Kotlowitz, An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago (Nan A. Talese, 2019).
2018: Bernice Yeung, In a Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers (The New Press, 2018).
2017: Susan Burton, Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women (The New Press, 2017). 

 Theodore Saloutos Book Award any aspect of the immigration history of the United States (Immigration and Ethnic History Society)

2021: Uzma Quraishi, Redefining the Immigrant South: Indian and Pakistani Immigration to Houston during the Cold War (University of North Carolina Press, 2020).
2020: Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof, Racial Migrations: New York City and the Revolutionary Politics of the Spanish Caribbean (Princeton University Press, 2019)
2019: Ana Raquel Minian, Undocumented Lives: The Untold Story of Mexican Migration (Harvard University Press, 2018).
2018: S. Deborah Kang, The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1917-1954 (Oxford University Press, 2017)
2017: Mireya Loza, Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom (University of North Carolina Press, 2016).
2016: Madeline Y. Hsu, The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril became the Model Minority (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Fiction Awards: Broad Scope/Intersectionality

Anisfield-Wolf Book Award - Fiction Book that has made important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures (Cleveland Foundation).

2021: James McBride, Deacon King Kong (Riverhead Books, 2020).
2020: Namwali Serpell,
The Old Drift (Hogarth, 2019).

2019: Tommy Orange, There There (Knopf, 2018).

2018: Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied, Sing (Scribner, 2017).

2017: Peter Ho Davies, The Fortunes (Mariner Books, 2017).

2016: Mary Morris, The Jazz Palace (Nan A. Talese, 2015).

Multicultural Adult Fiction Award Books written by a member of or about a cultural minority group, giving insight into non-Western or nondominant cultural experiences and values (Forward Indies).

2019, Co-winners:
Sharyn Skeeter,
Dancing with Langston (Green Writers Press, 2019).
Ann Murdy,
On the Path of Marigolds: Living Traditions of Mexico’s Day of the Dead (George F. Thompson Publishing, 2019)
2018, Co-winners:
Leah Penniman,
Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2018).
Yang Huang,
My Old Faithful: Stories (University of Massachusetts Press, 2018).
2017, Co-winners:
Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt,
The Good Fight America's Ongoing Struggle for Justice (Against All Odds Productions, 2017).
Renee Macalino Rutledge,
The Hour of Daydreams (Forest Avenue Press, 2017).
2016: Camron Wright,
The Orphan Keeper (Shadow Mountain Publishing, 2016).

Outstanding Book Award - Multicultural Fiction (Independent Publisher Book Awards)

2020: Sonia Saikaley, The Allspice Bath (Inanna Publications, 2019).
2019: Jessica Tyner Mehta,
The Wrong Kind of Indian (Wyatt-MacKenzie, 2017).
2018: Mariam Pirbhai,
Outside People and Other Stories (Inanna Publications, 2017).
2017: J.J. Amaworo Wilson,
Damnificados (PM Press, 2016).
2016: CP Patrick,
The Truth About Awiti (Field Order Press, 2015).

PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction Fiction that addresses issues of social justice and the impact of culture and politics on human relationships (PEN America).

2021: Jamila Minnicks Gleason, Hydrangeas of New Jessup.

2019: Katherine Seligman, At the Edge of the Haight (Algonquin Books, 2021).

2016: Lisa Ko, The Leavers (Algonquin Books, 2017).

PEN Open Book Award Book-length writings by authors of color (PEN America).

2021: Asako Serizawa, Inheritors (Double Day, 2020).

2020: Brandon Shimoda, The Grave on the Wall (City Lights Books, 2019).

2019: Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Heads of the Colored People: Stories (37Ink/Atria, 2019).

2018: Alexis Okeowo, A Moonless, Starless Sky:Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa (Hachette Books, 2017).

2017: Helen Oyeyemi, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours (Riverhead Books, 2017).

2016: Rick Barot, Chord (Sarabande Books, 2015).