Submissions are invited for the new ASR Best Africa-Based Dissertation Award. This award recognizes an Africa-based doctoral student who has successfully defended their dissertation/doctoral thesis on any aspect of African studies at an African institution of higher education during the previous calendar year. The winner will be presented with a plaque and invited to submit an article based on the dissertation to the ASR (subject to expedited peer-review), and honored at ASA Annual Meeting.

Eligibility
All Africa-based scholars at African institutions enrolled in doctoral programs, irrespective of language, who successfully defended their dissertation/doctoral thesis on any aspect of African studies during the previous calendar year (for example, submissions in 2020 must have been defended between January 1-December 31, 2019).

Instructions
Applicants must first complete this Google Form, then submit by email to ASRDissertationPrize@africanstudiesreview.org AND kathryn@africanstudies.org the best or most representative chapter of the completed dissertation along with table of contents. A letter of support from applicant’s doctoral advisor must be sent directly from the advisor by email to ASRDissertationPrize@africanstudiesreview.org AND kathryn@africanstudies.org by the deadline. Please use subject line: ASR Dissertation Prize Submission. Three finalists will be asked to submit their full dissertation, along with all the Internal and External Examiners’ reports.

Deadline
Submissions must be received by 1 July 2020 for consideration for 2020 award. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

2020 ASR Best Africa-Based Dissertation Award Committee
Claudia Gastrow, University of Johannesburg (Chair)
Akosua Darkwah, University of Ghana
Bruce Hall, University of California, Berkeley
Kwasi Konadu, Colgate University

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