"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


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:

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.
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.

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.


Anonymous Sean said...

You're in APGG. I flirted on its edges a bit--I was a member for a minute; I still get the emails--but I find political science (and this not necessarily a reflection on the APGG; I have some good friends in there) useless. Your experience?

Thursday, February 25, 2010 11:11:00 PM


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