Graduate Student Essay Prize
The Society holds an annual Graduate Student Essay Prize competition for an outstanding unpublished essay or thesis chapter written in English by a graduate student in any social science or humanities discipline on a Romanian subject. The graduate student must be enrolled at or have graduated from an institution of higher learning in North America.
The Fifth Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize, consisting of $300, will be presented at the 2013 ASEEES National Convention in Boston.
The competition is open to current M.A. and doctoral students or to those who defended dissertations in the academic year 2012-2013. If the essay is a seminar paper, it must have been written in 2012-2013. If the essay is a dissertation chapter, it should be accompanied by the dissertation abstract and table of contents. Essays/chapters should be between 25 and 50 pages double spaced, including reference matter. Expanded versions of conference papers are also acceptable if accompanied by a description of the panel and the candidate's conference paper proposal. Candidates should clearly indicate the format of the essay submitted. If you have questions, contact Roland Clark at email@example.com.
Please send a copy of the essay and an updated CV to each of the three members of the Prize Committee below. Submissions must be sent no later than July 1, 2013.
Dr. Roland Clark
Prof. Margaret Beissinger
Dr. Oana Armeanu
Information Regarding the Previous Prize Winners:
The First Graduate Student Essay Prize was presented at the 2009 AAASS meeting in Boston to Roland Clark (University of Pittsburgh) for his paper "Singing Fascist Style: Music in the Romanian Legion of the Archangel Michael."
The Second Graduate Student Essay Prize was presented at the 2010 ASEEES conference in Los Angeles to Anca Mandru (University of Illinois) for her paper "Recurrent, Integrative, and Anti-Statist? Cultural Nationalism as Embodied in the Summer School at Valenii de Munte, Romania (1908-1940)."
The Third Graduate Student Essay Prize was presented at the 2011 ASEEES conference in Washington, D.C. to Cristina Onose (University of Toronto) for her paper "EU Funding to Romanian SMEs: A Blueprint for Bankruptcy?"
The Fourth Graduate Student Essay Award was presented at the 2012 ASEEES conference in New Orleans, LA to Jonathan Stillo (City University of New York) for his outstanding essay titled "We are the losers of Socialism": Tuberculosis, Social Cases and Limits of Care in Romania'.
Biennial Book Award
The Society for Romanian Studies invites nominations for the Second Biennial SRS Book Prize awarded for the best book published in English in any field of Romanian studies (including Moldova) in the humanities or social sciences.
To be eligible, books must be in English and published between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2012 as indicated by the copyright date. Edited books, translations and non-scholarly books are not eligible.
The prize will be presented at the ASEEES National Convention in 2013 and carries with it an award of $500. Nominations are due to the SRS prize committee by 1 June 2013.
Books should be sent directly to each committee member. Please address all questions or inquiries to the chair of the committee.
Book Prize Committee Members:
Prof. Bill Crowther (Chair)
Department of Political Science
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
324 Curry Building
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Prof. Holly Case
Department of History
450 McGraw Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850
Prof. Valentina Glajar
12200 Cascade Caverns Trail
Austin, TX 78739