NWSA and the University of Illinois Press are pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 First Book Prize!
Shamara Wyllie Alhassan, Brown University
Re-Membering the Maternal Goddess: Rastafari Women’s Intellectual History and Activism in the Pan-African World
NWSA will celebrate all award winners at the 2019 Conference Awards Toast November 16, 2019 at 6:15 to 6:45pm at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Tower 2, Grand Ballroom Level, Grand Ballroom Salon A.
Thank you to the prize committee:
Christen Smith, author of Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence and Performance in Brazil (UIP, 2016)
Amy Brandzel, author of Against Citizenship: The Violence of the Normative (UIP, 2016)
Elizabeth Currans, author of Marching Dykes, Liberated Sluts, and Concerned Mothers: Women Transforming Public Space (UIP, 2017)
Past winners of the prize include:
2018 Award: Wen Liu,Assembling Asian America: Psychological Technologies and Queer Subjectivities
Nishant Upadhyay, Indians on Indian Lands: Intersections of Race, Caste, and Indigeneity
2017 Award: Nicosia M. Shakes, Gender, Race and Performance Space: Women’s Activism in Jamaican and South African Theatre
Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Verklan, “Objects of Desire: Feminist Inquiry, Transnational Feminism, and Global Fashion”
2016 Award: Michele Eggers, Embodying Inequality: The Criminalization of Women for Abortion in Chile
2015 Award: Erin. L Durban-Albrecht, Postcolonial Homophobia: United States Imperialism in Haiti and the Transnational Circulation of Antigay Sexual Politics
2014 Award: Ethel Tungohan, Migrant Care Worker Activism in Canada: From the Politics of Everyday Resistance to the Politics from Below
2013 Award: Christina Holmes, Chicana Environmentalisms: Decolonizing the Body, Nature, and Spirit
2012 Award: Sophie Richter-Devroe, How Women do Politics: Peacebuilding, Resistance and Survival in Palestine
2011 Award: Erica Williams, Ambiguous Entanglements: Sex, Race, and Tourism in Bahia
Please direct all questions and submissions to:
Dawn Durante, Senior Acquisitions Editor
University of Illinois Press
1325 South Oak St.
Champaign, IL 61820-6903
For more information please see the NWSA website.