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.
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 2021 must have been defended between January 1-December 31, 2020).
Applicants must first complete this Google Form, then submit by email to ASRDissertationPrize@africanstudiesreview.org AND firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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.
Submissions must be received by 15 April 2021 for consideration for 2021 award. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
2021 ASR Best Africa-Based Dissertation Award Committee
Paul Ocobock, University of Notre Dame (Chair)
Akosua K. Darkwah, University of Ghana
John Heilbrunn, Colorado School of Mines
Corinna Jentzsch, Leiden University