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Call for Submissions CASA Committee for Best Essay by a Junior Scholar

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you to nominate texts for the Central African Studies Association’s first awarding of the “CASA Prize for the Best Published Article by a Junior Scholar.”  As decided at our annual meeting in 2014 in Indianapolis, we will use part of our money to award a junior researcher’s work, and to make CASA more visible on the African Studies landscape. CASA members also hope that the Prize will attract membership by younger scholars of Central Africa.

We request you to send PDFs of the articles to Florence Bernault (bernault@wisc.edu) by April 15. Please indicate in the header “CASA Prize 2016 – Submission”. Do not hesitate to submit your own texts, or articles by colleagues.

We anticipate the four members of the committee will communicate the decision by June 1.  After being announced, the prize will officially be awarded to the recipient at a small ceremony at the next ASA annual meeting in Washington, DC.

The articles must have been published in 2015 in a peer-reviewed journal and authored by a junior scholar (max. 5 years after the PhD, i.e. PhD received earliest in 2010). Any language is welcome, although the nominating member of the committee might have to make a stronger case for articles published in a language that not all members of the committee can read.

We very much look forward to reading the submitted articles.


Charles Tshimanga, President

Florence Bernault, Vice President

Nikki Eggers, Treasurer

Katrien Pype, member


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