Award Winning Books: Gender Studies

Are We the 99%?

The Occupy Movement, Feminism, and Intersectionality

Heather McKee Hurwitz

2020 FOREWORD Reviews INDIES Finalist, Women's Studies (Adult Nonfiction)

Intersectionality lessons for contemporary “big-tent” organizing

208 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 2 tables


Conceiving Masculinity

Male Infertility, Medicine, and Identity

Liberty Walther Barnes

British Sociological Association's Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize, 2015

Shining a light on the world of male infertility and how clinics bolster and protect men's notions of masculinity

228 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 table


Disruptive Situations

Fractal Orientalism and Queer Strategies in Beirut

Ghassan Moussawi

American Sociological Association's Section on Sexualities Distinguished Book Award, 2021
2021 Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize, National Women's Studies Association

The first comprehensive study to employ the lens of queer lives in the Arab World to understand everyday life disruptions, conflicts, and violence

210 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 2 figures, 3 halftones


The Man-Not

Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood

Tommy J. Curry

The Before Columbus Foundation 2018 Winner of the Thirty-Ninth Annual AMERICAN BOOK AWARD

Introduces the conceptual foundations for Black Male Studies, going beyond gender theories that cast the Black Male as a pathological aspiring patriarch

298 pages | 6 x 9


No More Invisible Man

Race and Gender in Men's Work

Adia Harvey Wingfield

Adia Harvey Wingfield, recipient of the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award, American Sociological Association, 2022
Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association's section on Race, Gender and Class, 2014
Richard A. Lester Prize from the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University, 2014

Making visible the experiences of black professional men in white male-dominated occupations

212 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 3 tables


Q & A

Queer in Asian America

Edited by David L. Eng, and Alice Y. Hom

Book Award from The Association for Asian American Studies, 2001
Honorable Mention for Outstanding Books Awards, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America, 1999
Lambda Literary Award for Best Book in Lesbian and Gay Anthologies/Non-Fiction, 1998

A spirited collection of essays, personal testimonies, fiction, and art on what it means to be queer in Asian-America now

445 pages | 7 x 10


The Story of Reo Joe

Work, Kin, and Community in Autotown, U.S.A.

Lisa M. Fine

Selected for inclusion on the list of Michigan Notable Books, 2005
Cugnot Award of Distinction, 2005
Chosen by the Adult Non-fiction Committee of the Society of Midland Authors as the first runner-up, 2004-5

A collision of history and memory

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 tables, 17 halftones


The Temp Economy

From Kelly Girls to Permatemps in Postwar America

Erin Hatton

Honorable Mention, Labor and Labor Movements Section of the American Sociological Association, 2012

How the temp industry undermined the idea that workers are a company's chief asset

232 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 2 tables, 7 halftones


Terrorizing Latina/o Immigrants

Race, Gender, and Immigration Politics in the Age of Security

Anna Sampaio

American Political Science Association's Latino Politics Best Book Prize, 2016

A comprehensive analysis of changes in immigration policy, politics, and enforcement since 9/11

236 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 1 halftone


Transfeminist Perspectives in and beyond Transgender and Gender Studies

Edited by Anne Enke

Lambda Literary Award for Best Book in Transgender Nonfiction, 2013

An argument for bringing transgender studies into women's studies departments and an exploration of the impact of trans issues in various aspects of higher education

268 pages | 6 x 9


Unbought and Unbossed

Transgressive Black Women, Sexuality, and Representation

Trimiko Melancon

College Language Association Creative Scholarship Book Award, 2016

How do fictional representations of transgressive black women in the post-civil rights era expand our understanding of race and black womanhood?

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.5 | 5 halftones