Maria Stewart Journal Article Prize

The deadline has passed–please check back in Spring 2017 for updates

The African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) is pleased to announce the 2017 Maria Stewart Prize for the best journal article in black intellectual history.  Named after abolitionist and women’s right’s activist-intellectual Maria Stewart, the prize will recognize the best journal article concerning black intellectual history (broadly conceived) published between January 2015 and December 2016 by members and non-members of the AAIHS. The winner will receive $500, an award certificate, and a featured spot on Black Perspectives. The prize is open to scholars at all stages of their academic careers. The award will be announced formally at the AAIHS Conference.

All application materials should be received by December 15, 2016 at 11:59PM EST. Please send a PDF of the article and a nomination letter* (briefly summarizing the article’s main argument and contributions to the field) to AAIHS:

*Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged.

Prize Committee

Dr. Keisha N. Blain, University of Iowa (chair)

Dr. Derrick P. Alridge, University of Virginia

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, University of Florida

*Please do not email submissions to the committee–send all submissions and inquires directly to AAIHS (