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NWSA Book Prizes

New for 2017: Announcing the Alison Piepmeier Prize

NWSA will offer an annual $1,000 Alison Piepmeier book award for a groundbreaking monograph in women, gender, and sexuality studies that makes significant contributions to feminist disability studies scholarship thanks to a gift from Susan Shaw, Patti Duncan, Kryn Feehling-Burton, and Nancy Barbour. The donation comes from the contributor budget from a forthcoming ABC-CLIO encyclopedia of women’s lives worldwide. This prize honors Alison Piepmeier, an active member and leader of NWSA whose scholarship examined the intersection of feminist and disability studies, with a particular emphasis on reproductive decisions and disabilities and parenting and disabilities.

Basic Guidelines

  • Must be a current NWSA member (including co-authors)
  • Books considered must have a first date of US publication between May 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017.
  • Anthologies will not be considered
  • Scholars with disabilities, scholars of color, and LGBTQ scholars are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Suggested topics for feminist disability studies include but are not limited to:
    • Reproductive justice and disabilities
    • Racialized representations of disabilities
    • Queer experiences of disabilities
    • Mothering and disabilities
    • Disabilities activism
    • Media representations of disabilities
    • Gender, sport, and disabilities
    • Disabilities and the body
    • Disabilities, sex, and sexuality
    • Disabilities in politics and policy
    • Disabilities and technologies

Applicants must send 5 copies of their book to:

National Women’s Studies Association
11 E Mount Royal Ave #100
Baltimore, MD 21202
ATTN: NWSA Piepmeier Prize

Please note: Unfortunately, we cannot return books sent to NWSA. 
 


Sara A. Whaley Prize Guidelines
The 2016 deadline has now passed (May 1, 2016).

Thanks to a generous bequest from Sara A. Whaley, NWSA will offer an annual $2,000 Sara A. Whaley book award on the topic of women and labor. This prize honors Sara Whaley, who owned Rush Publishing and was the editor of Women's Studies Abstracts. Each year NWSA will awards a book prize ($2,000) for a monograph that addresses women and labor from intersectional perspectives.


2015-2016 Sara A. Whaley Book Prize Committee

Patti Duncan, Oregon State University (Chair)
Priya Kandaswamy, Mills College
Ayana Weekley, University of Minnesota


Basic Guidelines
  • Must be a current NWSA member (including co-authors)
  • Books considered must have a first date of US publication between May 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016.
  • Anthologies will not be considered
  • Women of color of the U.S. and/or International origin are encouraged to apply.
  • Suggested topics on women and labor include but are not limited to:
    • Migration and women’s paid jobs
    • Illegal immigration and women’s work
    • Impact of AIDS on women’s employment
    • Trafficking of women and women’s employment
    • Women and domestic works
    • Impact of race on women’s work

Applicants must send 5 copies of their book to:

National Women’s Studies Association
11 E Mount Royal Ave #100
Baltimore, MD 21202
ATTN: NWSA Whaley Book Prize

Please note: Unfortunately, we cannot return books sent to NWSA. 


 


Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize
The 2016 deadline has now passed (May 1, 2016).

The prize includes $1,000 and recognition for groundbreaking monographs in women's studies that makes significant multicultural feminist contributions to women of color/transnational scholarship.

The prize honors Gloria Anzaldúa, a valued and long-active member of the National Women's Studies Association.


2015-2016 Gloria E. Anzaldua Book Prize Committee
Janell Hobson, University at Albany, State University of New York (Chair)
Keisha-Khan Y. Perry, Brown University
Rebecca Wanzo, Washington University in St. Louis

Basic Guidelines

  • Must be a current NWSA member (including co-authors)
  • Books considered must have a first date of US publication between May 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016
  • The committee seeks  groundbreaking monographs in women's studies that make a significant multicultural feminist contributions to women of color/transnational scholarship
  • Anthologies will not be considered



Applicants must send 5 copies of their book to:

National Women’s Studies Association
11 E Mount Royal Ave #100
Baltimore, MD 21202
ATTN: NWSA Anzaldúa Book Prize

Please note: Unfortunately, we cannot return books sent to NWSA.