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The 2020 Rosalyn Terborg-Penn Book Prize
of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora

For Outstanding Original Scholarship on Gender and Sexuality in the African Diaspora

The Rosalyn Terborg-Penn Book Prize annually acknowledges an outstanding single-authored, book- length publication in English on topics related to gender and sexuality in African and 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. Funding for the prize is made possible by a substantial contribution from an anonymous donor. Nominees for this prize who also meet the qualifications for ASWAD’s Outstanding First Book Prize or The Sterling Stuckey Prize may submit their work for consideration by both prize committees.


The 2020 Sterling Stuckey Book Prize
of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora

The 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. 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.


2020 Outstanding First Book Prize
of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora

The 2020 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. The winner of the Outstanding First Book Prize will receive a $1,000 award. Funding for the prize is made possible by a substantial contribution from an anonymous donor.


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

The Outstanding Article Prize annually acknowledges peer-reviewed articles published in English during the 2019 calendar year. Nominated articles must be on topics related to the study of Africa and the African diaspora that meet the standard of excellence. The award committee will consider scholarly articles on any period and from any discipline.


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