ASWAD 2021 Book and Article Prizes

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The ASWAD is pleased to invite nominations for its interdisciplinary awards for outstanding publication of a book and/or article on Africa and the African Diaspora published during the 2020 calendar year. Nominees will be considered in more than one category. Nominations must be submitted by June 15, 2021.

 

ARTICLE PRIZE

The 2021 Outstanding Article Prize
of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora

The Article Prize annually honors an outstanding peer-reviewed article focused on Africa and/or the African diaspora. The award committee will consider scholarly articles on any period and from any discipline published in English and is particularly interested in publications that are methodologically and conceptually innovative and demonstrate academic excellence.

  1. The Outstanding Article Prize must include a short description of the article and its significance.
  2. Articles published within the previous calendar year (2020) are eligible for the award.

Entries must be received by June 15, 2021 to be eligible for the 2021 award.

To nominate an article, please email a copy of the publication to: [email protected]

Finalists and awardees will be announced on the ASWAD website in Fall 2021 and recognized during the November 2021 ASWAD virtual conference.

Please direct all questions to [email protected].

 

BOOK PRIZES

 

2021 Outstanding First Book Prize
of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora

The Outstanding First Book Prize annually honors an outstanding single-authored book focused on Africa and/or the African diaspora submitted by or on behalf of a scholar, activist, and/or artist who has not previously published a single-authored monograph. The award committee will consider books on any period and from any discipline published in English and is particularly interested in books that are methodologically and conceptually innovative and demonstrate academic excellence. Nominees for this prize who also meet the qualifications for ASWAD’s Rosalyn Terborg-Penn Prize may submit their work for consideration by both prize committees. Funding for the prize is made possible by a substantial contribution from an anonymous donor.

  1. Nominations for the Outstanding First Book Prize must include a short description of the book and its significance. Nominators or authors must submit a physical copy of the book for each member of the award committee. Anthologies, encyclopedias, and other edited volumes will not be considered.
  2. Books with a copyright date within the previous calendar year (2020) are eligible for the award.

Entries must be received by June 15, 2021 to be eligible for the 2021 award.

Mail ONE copy of the nominated book to EACH of the following jurors:

Carina Ray (Prize Chair)
African and African American Studies
Brandeis University MS 092
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

Nick Jones
4201 Lee Hwy. Apt. 708
Arlington, VA 22207

Thabiti Willis
Email for mailing address: [email protected]

Finalists and awardees will be announced on the ASWAD website in Fall 2021 and recognized during the November 2021 ASWAD virtual conference.

Please direct all questions to [email protected].

 

Rosalyn Terborg-Penn Book Prize of ASWAD
For Outstanding Original Scholarship on Gender and Sexuality in the African Diaspora

The Rosalyn Terborg-Penn Book Prize annually honors an outstanding single-authored book focused on gender and sexuality in Africa and/or the African diaspora submitted by or on behalf of a scholar, activist, and/or artist. The award committee will consider books on any period and from any discipline published in English and is particularly interested in books that are methodologically and conceptually innovative and demonstrate academic excellence. Nominees for this prize who also meet the qualifications for ASWAD’s Sterling Stuckey Prize or First Book Prize may submit their work for consideration by all committees. Funding for the prize is made possible by a substantial contribution from four anonymous donors.

  1. Nominations for The Rosalyn Terborg-Penn Book Prize must include a short description of the book and its significance. Nominators or authors must submit a physical copy of the book for each member of the award committee. Anthologies, encyclopedias, and other edited volumes will not be considered.
  2. Books with a copyright date within the previous calendar year (2020) are eligible for the award.

Entries must be received by June 15, 2021 to be eligible for the 2021 award.

Mail ONE copy of the nominated book to EACH of the following jurors:

Jean Allman (Prize Chair)
5555 N. Sheridan Rd
Apt 1416
Chicago, IL. 60640

Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting
2301 Vanderbilt Place,
AADS PMB 351516
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37235

Ndubueze Mbah
Email for mailing address: [email protected]

Finalists and awardees will be announced on the ASWAD website in Fall 2021 and recognized during the November 2021 ASWAD virtual conference.

Please direct all questions to [email protected].

 

The P. Sterling Stuckey Book Prize
of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora

The P. Sterling Stuckey Book Prize annually acknowledges books published in English submitted by or on behalf of a scholar, activist, and/or artist who has at least one previous single-authored publication. Nominated books must be on topics related to the study of the worldwide African diaspora. The award committee will consider books on any period from any discipline that examines the people and/or physical environment of Africa and/or its diaspora. The committee is particularly interested in books that are methodologically and conceptually innovative and represent literary excellence. Funding for the prize is made possible by a substantial contribution from an anonymous donor.

  1. Nominations for The Sterling Stuckey Book Prize must include a short description of the book and its significance. Nominators or authors must submit a physical copy of the book for each member of the award committee. Anthologies, encyclopedias, and other edited volumes will not be considered.
  2. Books with a copyright within the previous calendar year (2020) are eligible for the award.

Entries must be received by June 15, May 2021 to be eligible for the 2021 award.

Mail ONE copy of the nominated book to EACH of the following jurors:

Benjamin Talton (Prize Chair)
923 Gladfelter Hall
Department of History
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 191222

Rashauna Johnson
Email for mailing address: [email protected]

Kwasi Konadu
Email for mailing address: [email protected]

Finalists and awardees will be announced on the ASWAD website in Fall 2021 and recognized during the November 2021 ASWAD virtual conference.

Please direct all questions to [email protected].