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Comparative Ethnic Studies Prize

The Committee on Ethnic Studies calls for submissions for the 2014 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 November 5-9, 2014, Los Angeles, CA.

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 October 26, 2014 to the chair of the committee, at asastaff@theasa.net:  Late submissions will not be accepted.

Comparative Ethnic Studies Prize Recipients, 2006-2013

2013: Alex Young, The Settler Unchained: Constituent Power and Settler Violence

2012: Allan Lumba, Gold Nations: Monetary Crisis and American Economic Knowledge in the Colonial Philippines, 1901-1909

2011: Shana Redmond, Manifold Music: On Markets and the Limits of Racial Exchange

2010: Tyina Steptoe, Jews, Catholics, and the Color Line in Jazz Age Houston

2009: Iyko Day, Alien Intimacies: The Coloniality of Japanese Internment in Australia, Canada, and the US

2008: Eric Tang, The Vietnamese Americans of Black New Orleans East

2007: Laura Briggs, Dreams of Solidarity, Military Nightmares: Transnational Adoption from Central America in the 1980s

2006: Gaye Theresa Johnson, Mexican Genesis of Borderlands Jazz