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Critical Disability Studies Caucus Graduate Student Paper Award

Sunday, September 24, 2017 (All day)

The Critical Disability Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association is pleased to announce the competition for the second annual Critical Disability Studies Graduate Student Paper Award. Graduate students who have had papers accepted for the 2017 annual meeting may compete for the award. The members of the prize committee include Julie Passanante Elman (Chair), Kelly Fritsch, and David Serlin.

Submissions may deal with any aspect of critical disability studies as it intersects with American Studies. Papers that have been previously presented or accepted for publication are ineligible. The prize includes a certificate and $200 honorarium (generously provided by New...

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia

Deadline: 
October 18, 2017

The Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provide scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with a demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

The 2017 Freeman Awards for Study in Asia are available for U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application. Applicants must be undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.8.

The application deadline is October 18, 2017.

Summer, quarter and academic awards consist of $3000, $5000, and $7000 scholarships.

Applicants may find additional information on the website. ...

Critical Disability Studies Caucus Graduate Student Paper Award

The Critical Disability Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association is pleased to announce the competition for the annual Critical Disability Studies Graduate Student Paper Award. Graduate students who have had papers accepted for the annual meeting may compete for the award. The members of the prize committee are: Julie Passanante Elman (Chair), Kelly Fritsch, and David Serlin.

Submissions may deal with any aspect of critical disability studies as it intersects with American Studies. Papers that have been previously presented or accepted for publication are ineligible. The prize includes a certificate and recognition at the annual meeting.

Please submit a single...

2017 National Book Award for Outstanding Work about the American Civil Rights Movement

Deadline: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change Call for Nominations for the 2017 National Book Award for Outstanding Work about the American Civil Rights Movement and Its Legacy Book Award Nominations Must Be Postmarked by December 31, 2017

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis (Memphis, TN) is soliciting nominations for its annual National Book Award. In 1996, University of Memphis officials received approval from the Tennessee Board of Regents to create the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change. The Institute is dedicated to Teaching, Studying, and Promoting Civil Rights and Social Change. Hooks Institute archives include Dr. Hooks’ personal papers,...

Yasuo Sakakibara Prize

About the Yasuo Sakakibara Prize

The Yasuo Sakakibara Prize honors the best paper presented by an international scholar at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association. Recipients of the award receive $500. The prize winner is announced at the awards ceremony at the annual meeting.

The prize honors Yasuo Sakakibara, Professor Emeritus of Economics and first chair of the Graduate School in American Studies at Doshisha University and a past president of the Japanese Association for American Studies.
 

Eligibility Requirements and Application Procedures

Who is eligible: International scholars who have had papers accepted for the annual meeting and who...

Richard A. Yarborough Award

About the Richard A. Yarborough Award

The Minority Scholars Committee of the American Studies Association's Richard A. Yarborough Mentoring Award honors a scholar who demonstrates dedication to and excellence in mentoring. The award honors Richard A. Yarborough, an American historian and literary critic whose focuses include African-American literature and nineteenth and twentieth century American literature. He co-edits the Heath Anthology of American Literature series and teaches at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was awarded the inaugural prize for his consistent dedication to mentoring and advising minority scholars....

ASA Awards and Prizes

The American Studies Association recognizes scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and public service through its annual awards and prizes. 
 

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Prize Category Deadline
John Hope Franklin Prize Best Book March 1
Lora Romero Prize Best First Book  March 1
Ralph Henry Gabriel Prize Best Dissertation  June 1
Bode-Pearson Prize Outstanding Contribution to American Studies June 30
Angela Y. Davis Prize Outstanding Public Scholarship June 30
Mary C. Turpie Prize Teaching, Advising, and Program Development in American Studies June 30
Wize-Susman Prize Best Student Paper at the Annual Meeting Oct 8

Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies

Deadline: 
October 15, 2018

The Wellesley College American Studies Program invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor in the field of Asian American Studies, to begin Fall 2019. This position involves a four course per year teaching load, at all levels of the curriculum, and will include teaching an introductory course in Asian American Studies. The position also includes advising students in the Asian American Studies minor and participating in programming for American Studies.

We will consider advanced doctoral students as well as early-career assistant professors (Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered). The ideal candidate would be an excellent teacher with a...

Two Tenure-Track Positions, in African American Studies and U.S. Latina/o Studies (Assistant or Associate Professor)

Deadline: 
October 15, 2018
Starting Date: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Two Tenure-Track Positions, in African American Studies and U.S. Latina/o Studies (Assistant or Associate Professor)

Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, Texas Christian University

The Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) at Texas Christian University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions: one in African American Studies and one in U.S. Latina/o Studies. One of the two appointments can be made at the Associate level; the other will be an Assistant Professor. Both will begin in fall 2019.

Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of an ambitious research agenda centered on race/ethnicity. Candidates who wish to be considered at the...

Instructor in Comparative Ethnic Studies

Deadline: 
November 1, 2018
Starting Date: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a full-time Instructor position in Comparative Ethnic Studies with preferred areas in either Critical Sports Studies, and/or Race, Gender and Carceral Studies. Applicants must be able to teach Foundations of Ethnic Studies, a comparative introduction to the field of Ethnic Studies, and Themes in American culture with a comparative, interdisciplinary and intersectional (race, class and gender) approach. Depending on the areas of specialization candidates must show evidence they can teach large classes on the Introduction to Critical Sports Studies, which examines sports and their social contexts...

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