Call for Applicants: The Gloria E. Anzaldua Award for Independent Scholars, Contingent or Community College Faculty 2016
The Committee on Gender and Sexuality Studies calls for submissions to the seventh annual Gloria E. Anzaldua Award for Independent Scholars, Contingent or Community College Faculty. Hosted by the American Studies Association, this award honors Anzaldua’s outstanding career as an independent scholar and her labor as contingent faculty, along with her groundbreaking contributions to scholarship to feminist, women of color and queer theory. The award includes a lifetime membership in the ASA, a lifetime electronic subscription to American Quarterly, and $500. Applicants must work in American studies or a related field and work as independent scholars and/or as faculty at community colleges or in a contingent capacity (i.e., as part-time or full-time non-ladder-rank or non-tenure-track instructors, adjuncts, or lecturers). Graduate students are ineligible.
Applicants must submit a two-page vita; and an essay/paper which does not exceed 25 pages, including end notes and bibliography, and which fulfills one of the following criteria: unpublished, accepted for publication, or published in 2015 or 2016. Relevant submissions will demonstrate an affinity with Anzaldua’s oeuvre, vision, or political commitments and should address connections among some or all of the following categories: race, ethnicity, citizenship, class, gender, sexuality, and dis/ability. Please submit your application electronically by MAY 1, 2016, to the committee chair, Ebony Coletu (firstname.lastname@example.org). Late submissions will not be accepted. The winner will be contacted regarding arrangements to attend the annual meeting of the association to be held November 17-20, 2016 in Denver, Colorado, where they will be announced as the awardee at the Gender and Sexuality Studies Brunch.
For more information, go to http://www.theasa.net/prizes_and_grants/page/anzaldua_award_for_independent_scholars/.
Ebony Coletu, Chair
Committee on Gender and Sexuality Studies
American Studies Association