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Families, Relationships and Societies David Morgan Prize

Announcing the 2023 winners of the David Morgan Prize 

We are delighted to announce that the 2023 winner of the David Morgan Prize is Claudia Fonseca for their article Knowledge forms and gendered moralities in policies of infant care in Brazil. To celebrate the author's achievement, this paper will be made free to access until 1 July 2024.    

Read the winning article

Pervious winners 

Family practices, deportability and administrative violence: an ethnographic study on asylum seekers’ family life in the Swedish migration context [Open access]
Jesper Andreasson and Marcus Herz

A British South Asian Muslim relational negotiation of divorce: uncoupling beyond the couple
Kaveri Qureshi and Zubaida Metlo

About the prize

To mark the tenth anniversary of Families, Relationships and Societies (FRS), the journal launched an annual prize to recognize the outstanding contributions made to FRS.

The prize was created in memory of David Morgan, former president of the British Sociological Association (BSA), and past member of the FRS editorial team.

A panel involving Editorial Board members judges research articles published in a journal issue during previous year on the following criteria:

  • Originality: a novel contribution to the field of families and relationships
  • Significance: the work is likely to exert influence within its field of study
  • Demonstrates rigorous social science methods and theory: uses compelling evidence to argue its case

£100-worth of Policy Press/Bristol University Press books will be awarded to the winner and their paper will be promoted widely.