Maria Stewart Journal Article Prize

The African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) is pleased to announce the 2021 Maria Stewart Prize for the best journal article in Black intellectual history. Named after abolitionist and women’s rights activist-intellectual Maria Stewart, the prize will recognize the best journal article concerning Black intellectual history (broadly conceived) published between January 2020 and December 2020 by a member of 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 winner will be announced formally at the 2021 AAIHS Conference in March.

All application materials should be received by December 15, 2020. Please send a PDF of the article and a nomination letter* (briefly summarizing the article’s main argument and contributions to the field) to

*Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged.

2020 Prize Committee
  • Dr. Sasha TurnerJohns Hopkins University (Committee Chair)
  • Dr. Dan BergerUniversity of Washington at Bothell
  • Dr. Derrick P. Alridge, University of Virginia 

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

Previous Recipients