2018: Natalie Jovanovski – Digesting Femininities. Palgrave Macmillan.
2016: Joel Windle – Making Sense of School Choice: Politics, Policies, and Practice Under Conditions of Cultural Diversity. Palgrave Macmillan. 2015.
Special Commendations: 2016 was an exceptional year for the Raewyn Connel Prize and there were 3 books shortlisted that in a regular year would have taken out the prize. One winner was chosen and the committee decided to award two Special Commendations. The special commendation is a way for TASA to recognise the excellence of the other two books and recommend them to Sociologists. The two authors awarded a Special Commendation in 2016 were:
Xiaoying Qi – Globalized Knowledge Flows and Chinese Social Theory. London and New York: Routledge
Lucy Nicholas – Queer Post Gender Ethics: The Shape of Selves to Come. Palgrave Macmillan.
2014: Shanthi Robertson – Transnational Student-Migrants and the State: The Education-Migration Nexus. Palgrave Macmillan. 2013.
2012: Catherine Robinson – Beside One’s Self: Homelessness Felt and Lived: Syracuse University Press. 2011.
2012: Katie Wright received a special commendation for The Rise of the Therapeutic Society; Psychological Knowledge & the Contradictions of Cultural Change, New Academia, 2011.
2010: Peter Robinson – The Changing World of Gay Men. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 2008.