fame and prizes
Some of you may be interested in this announcement from the African Politics Conference Group:
The APCG Best Graduate Paper Award committee is soliciting nominations for the 2009/2010 conference season. Eligible papers will be nominated by a member of the APCG (self nominations not allowed), be written by a graduate student, and be presented at an African Studies Association, American Political Science Association, or International Studies Association annual meeting held during the 2009/2010 academic year. The selection committee will evaluate papers based on the following four criteria:It just so happens that yours truly is on the prize committee. We are hoping to gather several more submissions before the deadline, so if you've heard or know of a great paper on African politics that a grad student presented this year, be sure to let us know asap.
1. Contribution to the study of African politics
2. Originality of the research/data
3. Effectiveness of argument
4. Situation in the existing literature
To nominate a paper please email Kevin S. Fridy with the paper’s author, title, and conference it was presented at no later than 1 April 2010.
If you're not a member of the APCG, it's easy to join - shoot me an email and I'll put you in contact with the right people.