The Sports Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association will award its first annual Graduate Student Paper Prize at the ASA’s 2018 meeting in Atlanta. All currently-enrolled graduate students presenting sports-related papers at the annual meeting are eligible to submit their papers for consideration. The Caucus created this prize in order to highlight excellent new work on sports by rising scholars in our field. The winning paper will make an original intervention in American Studies scholarship through the critical analysis of sports.

Submission guidelines:

Papers must be submitted via email to asaSportsPrize - at -, no later than 5 pm Central Time on Monday, October 22, 2018. Submissions should include a cover sheet with the author’s name, affiliation, and email address; the author’s name and all other identifying information should be excised from the main body of the paper. Submissions should be between 2500 and 4000 words and conform to a recognized citation style (e.g., Chicago, APA, MLA). The winner will announced in Atlanta, at the annual Business Meeting of the Sports Studies Caucus (please consult the program for the exact date, time, and location).

Prize committee:

Ashley Brown (University of Wisconsin at Madison)
Alicia Christensen (University of Nebraska Press)

Daniel Gilbert (University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign)

Please direct all questions to Daniel Gilbert:

Post date: September 18, 2018

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