ASWAD 2020 Book and Article Prizes

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Outstanding First Book Prize

Nicholas R. Jones, Staging Habla de Negros: Radical Performances of the African Diaspora in Early Modern Spain (Penn State University Press)


Sterling Stuckey Prize
For publication by a senior scholar (defined as the author’s second or subsequent book)

Kwasi Konadu, Our Own Way in this Part of the World: Biography of an African Community, Culture, and Nation (Duke University Press)


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

Ndubueze L. Mbah, Emergent Masculinities: Gendered Power and Social Change in the Biafran Atlantic Age (Ohio University Press) (co-winner)

Sophie White, Voices of the Enslaved: Love, Labor, and Longing in French Louisiana (University of North Carolina Press, Omohundro Institute) (co-winner)


Outstanding Article Prize

Tao Leigh Goffe, "Sugarwork: The Gastropoetics of Afro-Asia after the Plantation” (Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas)