Graduate Student Paper Prize

Graduate students wishing to submit their paper for consideration for the Graduate Student Paper Prize should email completed papers, 6000-8000 words, to iasc.umn@gmail.com by March 25th, 2016. A prize of $100 is available for papers submitted by this deadline. The prize will be presented to the author at the conference’s closing gathering. The criteria for evaluation will reflect:

  • theoretical engagement with current debates in African Studies
  • originality of research
  • quality of argument
  • positioning within, and contribution to, existing literature
  • clarity of writing and organization