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The Society holds an annual Graduate Student Essay Prize competition for an outstanding unpublished essay or thesis chapter written in English by a graduate student in any social science or humanities discipline on a Romanian subject.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 Fifth Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize will be presented at the 2013 ASEEES National Convention in Boston to Florin Poenaru for the essay entitled “The Illusion of Anti-Communism: Articulating Anti-Hegemonic Struggles in Post-Communism.”
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 Second Biennial SRS Book Prize will be presented to Gail Kligman and Katherine Verdery for their book Peasants under Siege: the Collectivization of Romanian Agriculture, 1949-1962 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011). They will receive their award at the ASEEES conference in Boston.
In 2011, the First Biennial SRS Book Prize was awarded to Tom Gallagher for his book Romania and the European Union: How the weak vanquished the strong (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2009)