2022 Winners

NCOBPS Democracy Fund Ronald Walters Center 2022 Continuity of Governance Writing Awards

Elsie Scott (Chair), Director, Ronald Walters Center, Howard University, elsie.scott@howard.edu

Karra McCray, Brown University
Jalen Campbell, Temple University
Akunna Jeanette Chilaka, University of California, Santa Barbara
Honorable Mention, Yamuna Turco, Saint Michael’s College

Special Thanks to the Awards Committee: Danielle Clealand, University of Texas, Hannibal Leach, Fisk University, aleach@fisk.edu, Kira Tait, University of California, Irvine, ktait@uci.edu, Sheila Harmon Martin, University of District of Columbia, Jordie Davies, Johns Hopkins University

Sammy Younge Best Student Paper Award

Presented to Claire B. Crawford

For Your Paper, “We’ll Never Turn Back: Singing Songs of Freedom”

Lena Harris Stromile Student Leadership Award

Presented to Raziya Hillery

For Demonstrative Involvement in Community Service and Social Justice.

Bayard Rustin Best LGBTQ+ Best Paper Award

Presented to Isabel Felix Gonzales

For Your Paper “Break The Binary: Blake Brockington, Transmedicalism, and the “Antagonistic Differences” of Racial Capitalism.

Rodney Higgins Best Faculty Paper

Presented to Dr. Sally Nuamah

For Your Paper, “Public Perceptions of Black Girls and their Punitive Consequences.”

March 11, 2022

Fannie Lou Hamer Community Service Award

Presented to Dr. Valeria Sinclair-Chapman

For Demonstrated Excellence in Community-Building, Engagement, and Service “Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.”

Fannie Lou Hamer, 1917 – 1971

Anna Julia Cooper Teacher of the Year Award

Presented to Dr. Nadia E. Brown

For Demonstrated Excellence in Teaching, Advising, and Mentoring.

Alex Willingham Best Theory Paper

Presented to Dr. Hoda M. Zaki

For Your Paper “Egypt in the Political Imagination of Shirley Graham Du Bois.”

W.E.B. Dubois Book Award

Presented to Dr. Nikol Alexander-Floyd

For Your Book, Re-Imagining Black Women: A Critique of Post-Feminist and Post-Racial Melodrama in Culture and Politics

For the Significant Contribution of Your Book to Political Science

“A classic is a book that doesn’t have to be written again.”
– W.E.B. Du Bois, 1868- 1963

Dr. Cory Gooding, Program Chair Award
Dr. Davin Phoenix, Program Chair Award
Dr. Kathie Stromile Golden, Executive Director Award
Dr. Jasmine Yarish, Local Arrangements Committee, Co-Chair
Dr. Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs, Local Arrangements Committee, Co-Chair
Ms. Margaret Clark, Dedication and Service
Dr. Sharon Wright-Austin, Legacy and Life-Time Achievement Award
Dr. Georgia Persons, Legacy and Life-Time Achievement Award