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Ethnic Studies Committee

The association shall have as one of its standing committees the Committee on Ethnic Studies. The Committee on Ethnic Studies shall have as its function to keep the Council and the association’s membership informed of the current activities, interests, and professional concerns affecting Ethnic Studies programs, departments, and scholars; to act as a liaison among association standing committees; to be responsible for liaison with other ethnic studies organizations, and to have responsibility for special tasks involving Ethnic Studies scholars and scholarship. The Committee on Ethnic Studies shall be composed of six members of the association named by the Executive Committee with the approval of the Council, following an open call to the membership for self-nominations and suggestions. Each of these six members shall serve three-year, non-renewable, staggered terms. The chair of the Committee on Ethnic Studies shall be named from the committee’s membership by the Executive Committee with the approval of the Council and shall serve a single term not to exceed three years. The executive director shall, ex officio, be a member of the Committee on Ethnic Studies.

Comparative Ethnic Studies Prize

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2012 Comparative Ethnic Studies Essay Prize Recipient

The ASA’s Standing Committee on Ethnic Studies is delighted to announce that the recipient of the 2012 Comparative Ethnic Studies Essay Prize is Allan Lumba (History, U of Washington, Seattle).

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2011 ASA Ethnic Studies Essay Prize

The Committee on Ethnic Studies calls for submissions for the 2011 Comparative Ethnic Studies Prize, awarded to a participant in the annual meeting of the American Studies Association. Any paper given at the meeting is eligible for consideration, provided that it does not exceed 15 pages, including the notes. The paper should be a work-in-progress.  The author of the winning paper will receive a $500 award at the annual meeting to be held October 20-23, 2011 in Baltimore, MD.

Relevant submissions will contrast or connect the process of race-making or the experiences of ethnic communities with similar processes or experiences inside or outside the United States. All essays must be global and/or comparative, focusing on the power of race/ethnicity to shape the lives of diverse groups of people.

Papers should be submitted electronically by September 26, 2011 to Ricardo Ortiz, Chair of the committee, at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  Late submissions will not be accepted.

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2011 Comparative Ethnic Studies Prize

The Committee on Ethnic Studies calls for submissions for the 2011 Comparative Ethnic Studies Prize, awarded to a participant in the annual meeting of the American Studies Association. Any paper given at the meeting is eligible for consideration, provided that it does not exceed 15 pages, including the notes. The paper should be a work-in-progress.  The author of the winning paper will receive a $500 award at the annual meeting to be held October 20-23, 2011 in Baltimore, MD.

Relevant submissions will contrast or connect the process of race-making or the experiences of ethnic communities with similar processes or experiences inside or outside the United States. All essays must be global and/or comparative, focusing on the power of race/ethnicity to shape the lives of diverse groups of people.

Papers should be submitted electronically by September 26, 2011 to Ricardo Ortiz, Chair of the committee, at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  Late submissions will not be accepted.

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