The Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies, established in 2008 and sponsored by the Kathryn W. and Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, is awarded annually for an outstanding monograph published on Russia, Eurasia, or Eastern Europe in anthropology, political science, sociology, or geography in the previous calendar year.
The Davis Center Book Prize carries a cash award. The award is presented at the ASEEES National Convention.
Gerald Easter, Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States (Cornell University Press)
Honorable Mention: Sonia Hirt, Iron Curtains: Gates, Suburbs and Privatization of Space in the Post-Socialist City (Wiley-Blackwell)
2014 Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies Committee
The winner of the Davis Center Book Prize will be chosen by the following scholars:
- Sarah Phillips, Indiana University; Committee Chair, 2013-2015
Dept. of Anthropology
Student Building 130
701 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
- Robert Kaiser, University of Wisconsin-Madison; 2013-2014
Department of Geography
University of Wisconsin - Madison
430 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St.
Madison, WI 53706
- Pauline Jones Luong, University of Michigan; 2014-2016
Pauline Jones Luong
U of Michigan
Department of Political Science
505 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Rules of eligibility
Rules of eligibility for the Davis Center book prize competition are as follows:
- The copyright date inside the book must list the previous year as the date of publication (for exampple, the book must have been published in 2011 to be eligible for the 2012 competition)
- The book must be originally in the form of a monograph, preferably by a single author, or by no more than two authors
- Authors may be of any nationality as long as the work is originally published in English
- Works may deal with any area of Russia, Eurasia, or Eastern Europe
- The competition is open to works of scholarship in anthropology, political science, sociology, or geography, and also to social science works that cross strict disciplinary boundaries
- Textbooks, collections, translations, bibliographies, and reference works are ineligible
Send one copy of eligible monograph to each Committee member (see addresses above) AND to the ASEEES main office (address in the footnote; electronic notifications to email@example.com). Nominations must be received no later than May 7.
Submissions should be clearly marked “Davis Center Book Prize Nomination.” If you would like to receive an acknowledgment that your nomination was received please enclose with the copy mailed to the ASEEES main office a note with your e-mail address or a self-addressed stamped envelope or a postcard.