The African Studies Review invites nominations for the ASR Prize for Best Africa-focused Anthology or Edited Collection, sponsored by Cambridge University Press. This award recognizes editors and contributors to an anthology of original scholarship, cohesive in structure and interdisciplinary in nature, that advances African studies in new theoretical and/or methodological directions. The award recognizes the editor(s) and also the contributors as a whole. In making its selection the prize committee will pay particular attention to significance, originality, and quality of writing, and its contribution to advancing debates in African studies. The prize-winning editor(s) will receive a plaque and a e-voucher totaling $1000 of e-books published by Cambridge University Press, and honored at the ASA annual meeting. Contributors to winning volume will receive a certificate of recognition.
Edited scholarly works published in any country, in any language, in the previous calendar year (for example, nominations made in 2020 must have a 2019 copyright) are eligible for the award. The award is open to all African studies titles irrespective of publication house, and must be sent by the publisher directly. For the purposes of this prize, scholarly works will be understood broadly to encompass those works informed by an understanding of the scholarship in a given field or fields.
To nominate an Africa-focused Anthology or Edited Collection, please fill out the Google form and send a letter indicating the publisher you represent, address, email address, telephone, the title(s) nominated, and one copy (preferably e-books) of each title to each committee member. Please contact the African Studies Association at firstname.lastname@example.org for contact information for the committee.
July 1, 2020
2020 ASR Prize for Best Africa-focused Anthology or Edited Collection Committee
Ana Lúcia Sá, ISCTE – IUL (Chair)
Dawne Curry, University of Nebraska
Fallou Ngom, Boston University
Benjamin Talton, Temple University