Hope Jahren, an American who is a professor at the University of Oslo in Norway, won in the autobiography catergory and Carol Anderson, the Charles Howard Candler Professor and chair of African American studies at Emory University in Atlanta, won in the criticism category.
The honorees are Beverly Edmond of the University of Montana, Sally G. Hoskins of City College of New York, Gail Mellow of LaGuardia Community College in New York, Lori Ideta at the University of Hawaii, Tamara Scerpella at the University of Wisconsin, and Janelle Baker at Alcorn State University in Mississippi.
Crystal Wilkinson, the Appalachian Writer-in-Residence at Berea College in Kentucky, has won the 2016 Weatherford Award for Fiction from the Appalachian Studies Association and the 2017 Judy Gaines Young Book Award from Transylvania University.
Shelley Stamp, a professor of film and digital media at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is being honored by the International Association for Media and History for her book on Lois Weber, a screenwriter, actress, and director in the early days of the film industry in California.
The two winners, who will each receive a $165,000 prize, are Maya Jasanoff, the Coolidge Professor of History at Harvard University, and Carolyn Forché, a professor of English and the director of the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
The Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship celebrates and supports faculty in the humanities who embrace public engagement as part of the scholarly vocation. Two of this year’s eight fellows are women anthropologists: Jodi Skipper of the University of Mississippi and Eleanor Harrison-Buck of the University of New Hampshire.
The honorees are Tina Simpson of the University of Alabama Birmingham, Sue Klappa of Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa, Monika Williams Shealey of Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, Patricia A. Broderick of the City University of New York, and Laurie Fleming of the University of Mississippi.
Anne Prescott, director of the Five College Center for East Asian Studies in Amherst, Massachusetts, won the annual prize that recognizes an outstanding curriculum publication on Asia designed for any educational level.
The selected for prestigious honors are: Judy Genshaft, Fenice Boyd, Anna Deavere Smith, Vivien Schmidt, Donna Cox, Marilyn Horne, Marisa Marques, and Sandra Sanguino
Patricia Foster, a professor of English at the University of Iowa, has been chosen as the winner of the 2017 Clarence Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Alabama for her critical contributions to southern journalism or literature.
Shonni Enelow, an assistant professor of English at Fordham University in New York, has been selected to receive the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for her book on method acting.
The Erasmus Prize honors individuals who have made significant contributions to European culture, society, or social science. Dr. Lamont, the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies at Harvard University, will receive a prize of 150,000 euros.
Vievee Francis, an associate professor of English at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, will be honored in April at a ceremony at Claremont Graduate University in California. The award, which comes with a $100,000 prize, honors a mid-career poet.
The honorees are Annemarie Vaccaro of the University of Rhode Island, Hortense Spillers at Vanderbilt University, Krishna Winston at Wesleyan University, Ona Renner-Fahey at the University of Montana, Bettye M. Clark at Clark Atlanta University, and Melissa Luke at Syracuse University.
The award is given out by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana for the best book in European studies that transcends a focus on any one country.
Jennifer Doudna, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and Emmanuelle Charpentier, the director of Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, are being honored for their research in gene-editing technology that has led to new therapies for cancer patients and those suffering from heredity diseases.
The honorees are Janie Simms Hipp of the University of Arkansas School of Law, Eva Tardos of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Catherine Dulac of Harvard University, and Susan Goldman of the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The Seven Sisters Book Awards were established in 2015 by author Lynne Hinton to honor women writers. Among this year’s four winners are Jacqueline Allen Trimble chair of the department of languages and literatures at Alabama State University and Kathy Giuffre, a professor of sociology at Colorado College.
The seven honorees are Lauren Pond at Ohio State, Rebecca J. White of the University of Tampa, Lynne E. Maquat at the University of Rochester, Frances Arnold at CalTech, Jennifer McCann of the University of Rhode Island, Renee A. Middleton of Ohio University, and Kathleen Brown-Rice of the University of South Dakota.
Lynda Klich, an assistant professor in the department of art and art history at Hunter College, won the award for her manuscript entitled The Noisemakers: Estridentismo, Vanguardism, and Social Action in Postrevolutionary Mexico (1921-1927). The book will be published by the University of California Press.
Kishwar Rizvi, associate professor in the history of art at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, received the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award from the College Art Association. Dr. Rizvi joined the faculty at Yale in 2006 and was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure in 2012.
They are Jane Lubchenco at Oregon State University, Kristy L. Weber and Megan S. Ryerson of the University of Pennsylvania, Virginia Derryberry of the University of North Carolina, Asheville, Marina Angel of Temple University in Philadelphia, Yue Qi of Michigan State University, and Sangeeta Pratap of Hunter College in New York City.
Carole Boston Weatherford, a professor of English at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, has been selected to receive the Randolph Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Book Award from the American Library Association.
Miriam Udel, an associate professor of Yiddish language, literature, and culture in the department of German studies at Emory University in Atlanta, received the Dorot Foundation Award in Modern Jewish Thought and Experience from the Jewish Book Council.
Crystal Wilkinson, the Appalachian Writer-in-Residence at Berea College in Kentucky, has won the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence presented by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. Wilkinson was honored for her novel Birds of Opulence.
The homorees are Martha C. Nussbaum of the University of Chicago, Wanda Spurlock of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Ellen Thomas of Wesleayn University in Middletown, Connecticut and Carmen Robinson of the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Christina Sunardi, an associate professor of musicology at the University of Washington, received the Philip Brett Award from the American Musicological Society. Dr. Sunardi holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 2008.
Anne Lambright, the Charles A. Dana Research Professor of Language and Culture Studies and dean of academic affairs at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, is the winner of the 26th annual Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize presented by the Modern Language Association.
The honorees are Mindy S. Bradley, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Arkansas, Margaret Werner-Washburne, Regents Professor Emerita at the University of New Mexico, and Molly Sheehan, a postdoctoral researcher in bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania.
Suzanne M. Wolfe, writer-in-residence at Seattle Pacific University, received the 2017 Book Award in the fiction category from the magazine Christianity Today. In addition to her teaching duties at the university, Wolfe is the executive editor of the Seattle-based literary journal Image.
Supritha Rajan, an associate professor of English at the University of Rochester in New York, was recently honored at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association in Philadelphia for her book on nineteenth-century economics in Britain.
Caren Diefenderfer, a professor of mathematics at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, and Janet Heine Barnett, a professor of mathematics at Colorado State University, Pueblo, were honored for their teaching effectiveness, contributions to mathematics education, and influence outside their institutions.
The award, which will be presented to President Patricia McGuire in May, honors an individual who has demonstrated significant leadership for social justice grounded in the the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus or the Jesuits.
Severine Autesserre is an associate professor of political science at Barnard College in New York City. Her award-winning book is based on the author’s extensive field work in the Democratic Republic of Congo and briefer comparative research in Burundi, Cyprus, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, South Sudan, and Timor-Leste.
The honorees are Alexandra Hui, a historian at Mississippi State University, Kristen Turney, a sociologist at the University of California, Irvine, and Julie-Ann Scott-Pollock, an associate professor of communication studies at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.