Graduate Student Paper Prize Winners

2002 – Benjamin Lawrance, “Le Revolte des Femmes: Economic Upheaval and the Gender of Political Authority in Lome, Togo, 1931-33
2003 – Staffan Lindberg, “The ‘Democraticness’ of Multiparty Elections: Participation, Competition, and Legitimacy in Africa”
2004 – Kristin E. Cheney, “Village Life is Better than Town Life’: identity, migration and development in the Lives of Ugandan child citizens
2005 – Abena Dove Osseo-Asare, “’Dangerous Properties’: Poisoned Arrows and the Case of Strophanthus hispidus in Colonial Gold Coast, 1885 – 1922″
2006 – Severine Autesserre, “Local Violence, National Peace?  Local Dynamics of Violence during the Transition in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
2007 – Habtamu Mengistie Tegegne, “Revisiting Land Tenure in Eighteenth Century Gondärine Ethiopia: Zéga and the Land Charter of Däbrä-Sehay Qwesqwam Church
2008 – Kristin D. Phillips, “Consuming the State: Hunger, Healing, and Citizenship in Rural Tanzania
2009 – Bert Ingelaere, “Peasants, Power, and Ethnicity: Centre and Periphery in the Knowledge Construction in/on Post-Genocide Rwanda
2010 – Laura Weinstein, “The Politics of Government Expenditures in Tanzania: 1999-2007
2011 – Noel Twagiramungu, “The Anatomy of Leadership: A view-from-within Post-genocide Rwanda”
2013 – Jamie Miller, “Yes, Minister: Reassessing South Africa’s Intervention in the Angolan Civil War”
2014 – Catherine Porter, “Bound and Unbound Identities: The Reconstruction of Katanga’s Nationhood Struggle”
2015 – Kathleen Klaus, “Contentious Land Claims and the Non-Escalation of Violence: Evidence from Kenya’s Coast Region
2016 – Moritz Nagel, “Precolonial Segmentation Revisited: Initiation Societies, Talking Drums and the Ngondo Festival in the Cameroons”
2017 – Amanda B. Edgell, “Vying for the ‘Man’s Seat’ – Constituency Magnitude and Mainstream Female Candidature for Non-Quota Seats in Uganda and Kenya
2018 – Shaonan Liu, “Symbol of Wealth and Prestige: A Social History of Chinese-made Enamelware in Northern Nigeria
2019 – Victoria Mary Gorham, “Displaying the Nation: Museums and Nation-Building in Tanzania and Kenya
2020 – Allen Xiao, “Lagos in Life: Placing Cities in Lived Experiences”
2021 – Justin Haruyama, “Shortcut English: A Pidgin Language and Symbolic Power at a Chinese-operated Mine in Zambia.”