THE CENTER FOR COMMUNAL STUDIES CONGRATULATES THE WINNERS OF OUR 2020 PRIZES & RESEARCH TRAVEL GRANT
The Center for Communal Studies at the University of Southern Indiana annually invites submissions for its prize competition for the best undergraduate and graduate student papers on historic or contemporary communal groups, intentional communities and utopias. The Center also annually invites applications for a Research Travel Grant to fund research at the Communal Studies Collection at USI's David L. Rice Library. The Communal Studies Collection's rich archival materials hold information on over 600 historic and contemporary communal societies, utopias, and intentional communities. Applicants may be graduate students or established scholars in the United States or abroad from any discipline that involves the study of communalism (including history, American Studies, English, anthropology, economics, sociology, etc.).
WINNERS OF THE 2020 UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE PRIZES & RESEARCH TRAVEL GRANT
Undergraduate Prize of $250 to Alex Dandy of the University of Southern Indiana for:
“The MAGIC of Senior Cohousing and the Theory of Developmental Communalism"
Graduate Prize of $500 to Thomas A. Guiler of Winterthur Museum for:
"’The Soul of the Workmen is His Work’: Sacred Craftsmanship in Hallowed Spaces"
Research Travel Grant to Rafal Soborski of Richmond—The American International University in London for:
“Patterns of Prefiguration and Consensus Decision Making in Communal Politics”