Browse Award Winners



Chinatown Opera Theater in North America

• Irving Lowens Award, Society for American Music (SAM), 2019
• Music in American Culture Award, American Musicological Society (AMS), 2018
• Certificate of Merit for Best Historical Research in Recorded Country, Folk, Roots, or World Music, Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC), 2018
• Outstanding Achievement in Humanities and Cultural Studies: Media, Visual, and Performance Studies, Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS), 2019
• The Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research, Rutgers University, 2021

Author: Nancy Yunhwa Rao

Ritual Soundings

• International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) Book Prize, Honorable Mention, 2021

Author: Sarah Weiss

Over Here, Over There

• Article/Book Chaper Prize, Pauline Alderman Award, International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM), 2020

Author: Edited by William Brooks, Christina Bashford, and Gayle Magee

Chicago Católico

• One of The Chicago Sun-Timess Books Not to Miss
• Award of Superior Achievement, Illinois State Historical Society, 2021
• Hamlin Garland Prize in Popular History, Midwestern History Association, 2021

Author: Deborah E. Kanter

West of Jim Crow

• Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2021

Author: Lynn M. Hudson

Roots of the Black Chicago Renaissance

• Certificate of Excellence, Illinois State Historical Society, 2021

Author: Edited by Richard A. Courage and Christopher Robert Reed

Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.

One of the Chicago Sun-Times Books Not to Miss
A Black Perspectives Best Black History Book of 2020
• Honorable Mention, Research Society for American Periodicals, 2021

Author: E. James West

Front Pages, Front Lines

• Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2021

Author: Edited by Linda Steiner, Carolyn Kitch, and Brooke Kroeger

Disability Rights and Religious Liberty in Education

• Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2021

Author: Bruce J. Dierenfield and David A. Gerber

Starring Women

• Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2021

Author: Sara E. Lampert

From Slave Cabins to the White House

A Ms. Magazine Best Book of 2020
A Black Perspectives Best Black History Book of 2020
• Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2021

Author: Koritha Mitchell

Bradbury Beyond Apollo

• Finalist for the Locus Award, Nonfiction category, 2021
• Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2021

Author: Jonathan R. Eller

Television and the Afghan Culture Wars

• Outstanding Book Award, ICA ACJS, 2021

Author: Wazhmah Osman

Unlikely Angel

• Audiobook (Tantor Media), Earphone Award Winner, AudioFile Magazine, 2021

Author: Lydia R. Hamessley

Hungry Translations

• Global Development Studies Book Award, International Studies Association, 2021

Author: Richa Nagar

Mobilizing Black Germany

A Black Perspectives Best Black History Book of 2020
•, Honorable Mention, Best Book in Literature/Cultural Studies, DAAD/GSA Book Prize in Literature and Culture Studies, German Studies Association, 2021
•, Finalist, ASWAD Outstanding First Book Prize, Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora, 2021
•, Winner, WCGS Book Prize for Best First Book, Waterloo Centre for German Studies, 2021

Author: Tiffany N. Florvil

Disruptive Archives

• Honorable Mention, Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize, NWSA, 2021
• Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2021

Author: Viviana Beatriz MacManus