ASWAD 2020 Book and Article Prizes

2019 | 2020

 

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.

  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 within the previous calendar year (2019) are eligible for the award.

Please Note: Entries must be received by June 1, 2020 to be eligible for the 2020 award. Entries will not be returned.

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

Professor Margaret Washington (Prize Chair)
Department of History
Cornell University
Mcgraw Hall, Room 305
Ithaca, NY 14853

Professor Ashley Farmer
214 Barton Springs Road
#1322
Austin, TX 78704

Professor Laura R. Adderly
P.O. Box 15615
New Orleans, LA 70175

Professor Jean Allman
Washington University
CB 1071
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Finalists and awardees will be announced on the ASWAD website in November 2020 and recognized during a ceremony at the November 2021 ASWAD biennial meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Feel free to email aswadawards@gmail.com with any questions.


 

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.

  1. Nominations for The P. 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 are eligible for the award.

Please Note: Entries must be received by June 1, May 2020 to be eligible for the 2020 award.

Entries will not be returned.

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

Professor Benjamin Talton (Prize Chair)
P.O. Box 250-652
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Professor Ayo Coly
40 Rockview Street, Apt 2
Boston, MA 02130

Professor Jorge L. Giovannetti-Torres
Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
9 Ave. Universidad STE 901
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00925-2529

Finalists and awardees will be announced on the ASWAD website in December 2020 and recognized during a ceremony at the November 2021 ASWAD biennial meeting in Atlanta, GA

Feel free to email aswadawards@gmail.com with any questions.


  

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.

  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 are eligible for the award.

Entries must be received by June 1, 2020 to be eligible for the 2020 award.

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

Minkah Makalani (Prize Chair)
202B Gordan-White Building
African and African Diaspora Studies
University of Texas at Austin
210 W. 24th Street
Mailcode E3400
Austin, TX 78712

Professor Keisha-Khan Perry
Brown University
Department of Africana
155 Angell Street Box 1904
Providence, RI 02912

Professor Oscar de la Torre
9635 Langston Mill Rd
Charlotte, NC 28216

Finalists and awardees will be announced on the ASWAD website in December 2020 and recognized during a ceremony at the November 2021 ASWAD biennial meeting in Atlanta, GA

Feel free to email aswadawards@gmail.com with any questions.


 

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.

The Outstanding Article Prize must include a short description of the article and its significance. Email nominations and articles to aswadawards@gmail.com by June 1, 2020 to be eligible for the 2020 award.

Finalists and awardees will be announced on the ASWAD website in November 2020 and recognized during a ceremony at the November 2021 ASWAD biennial meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Feel free to email aswadawards@gmail.com with any questions.