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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...

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...

2018 Hooks National Book Award

Deadline: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for its 2018 Hooks National Book Award. The book award recognizes an outstanding non-fiction book that furthers the understanding of the civil rights movement and its legacy. Nominated books must have a first-publication date in 2018. Multiple books from the same publisher may be submitted. The detailed Call for Nominations is here

Contact Ms. Rorie Trammel at rtrammel@memphis.edu if you have questions or need additional information....

International Affiliates

Since 1991, the American Studies Association has held reciprocal agreements with numerous international American studies associations that provide for shared membership benefits.

There are currently close to 30 affiliated international associations, primarily located in Europe and some parts of Asia. One of the most sustained collaborations has been with the Japanese Association for American Studies (JAAS).  For over twenty-five years, the Japan-United States Friendship Commission has funded ASA delegates to travel to Japan to collaborate with members of the JAAS in joint research, workshops, and seminars. Many of these exchanges have been facilitated by the ASA’s ...

Awards

The American Studies Association sponsors a range of awards and prizes for scholarship, service, and significant contribution to the public good. All awards reflect the highest regard of the membership, as well as recognition from colleagues of the determination and vision that such work demands. 

Nomnees for awards must be active members of the association. Many awards are selected annually; deadlines for submission vary. Some come with lifetime membership within the association; others come with monetary prizes. Committees and caucuses can inaugurate awards to strengthen and support their respective fields with models of excellence in scholarship and service. 

Learn more...

ASA Grant Recipients, 2018-2019

Post date: August 31, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 31, 2018 – The American Studies Association is pleased to announce recipients for the 2018-2019 Community Partnership Grants and Regional Chapter Grants.

Every year, the Executive Committee for the association decides on grant submissions as part of its summer business meeting. This year, the Executive Committee designated more than $20,000 across the association’s two long-standing grant programs.

“This was the largest yearly allocation since the two programs were established – which speaks to both the quality of the submissions and the commitment of our leadership to provide financial backing where many...

George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award

Deadline: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society Announces competition for the 2016 George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award. It invites applications from any Ph.D. candidate who will have completed qualifying exams by December 15, 2016, and whose thesis focuses on American immigration, emigration, or ethnic history. The award provides two grants of $1000 each for expenses to be incurred in researching the dissertation. Applicants must submit a three-page to five-page descriptive proposal in English discussing the significance of the work, the methodology, sources, and collections to be consulted. Also included must be a proposed budget, a brief curriculum vitae, and a supporting...

2016 Book Award Nominations for The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change

Deadline: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

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’s personal papers, which are housed in the Mississippi Valley Collection in the University’s McWherter Library.

Deadline: December 31, 2016

For questions or comments: Please visit our website, www.memphis.edu/benhooks, or contact Rorie Trammel, Assistant...

National Book Award

Deadline: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

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’s personal papers, which are housed in the Mississippi Valley Collection in the University’s McWherter Library.

Deadline: December 31, 2016


For questions or comments: Please visit our website, ...

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