Joel Gregory Prize 2012

The Canadian Association of African Studies is seeking nominees for the prestigious Joel Gregory book prize for 2012,

bye 15 December 2011 for monographs published in 2010 and 2011


Joel Gregory Prize 2012

The Canadian Association of African Studies recognizes excellence in scholarship through an award established in 1989 in honour of leading demographer and one-time editor of the Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des études africaines, Joel Gregory.  The Joel Gregory Prize, valued at $1,000, is announced at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of African Studies. Nominations are accepted in the two years preceding the conferring of the Prize.  The winner of the 2010 competition (covering books published in the calendar years 2008 and 2009) was announced at the Africa Matters conference, 05-07 May, 2010, Carleton University. Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Prize, for books published (or to be published) in the years 2010 and 2011.

The Joel Gregory Prize is awarded to the best book published in African Studies in the social sciences and humanities, written by a Canadian, a landed immigrant, or an African who has completed a Ph. D. programme in Canada or has worked in a Canadian organization devoted to the promotion of knowledge of Africa.

A Committee of three distinguished scholars is appointed by the Canadian Association of African Studies to consider nominees.  Publishers are expected to send three copies of their nominated book to the address below in advance of the deadline of 15 December 2011 (for the 2012 prize).

Edited collections are excluded from the competition, but co-authored works which come under the criteria of paragraph two above are not.  Multi-authored works cannot be considered, nor can textbooks, syntheses or works which survey the field.

The criteria are as follows:

  1. The work must be original and be deemed by the Committee to have a potential    seminal impact on African Studies;
  2. It must portray an innovative methodological approach or innovative analytical/theoretical perspective, preferably transcending individual disciplines;
  3. It must be based on extensive research;
  4. It must be written in a clear, accessible manner.

Prix (2012) Joel Gregory Prize (2012)
Canadian Association of African Studies/
Association canadienne des études africaines
c/o Institute of African Studies
Carleton University
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