W.E.B. DuBois Distinguished Book Award

Chairs: Dr. Marcus Board, marcus.boardjr@howard.edu | Dr. Shenita Brazleton, sbrazelton1@gsu.edu

This award honors Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963), one of the most prolific and insightful academicians, writers and activists in human history. Books, whose subjects in some way grapple with fundamental questions of political power, race, and other intersections of oppression, are the best candidates for this award.

Authors/publishers should be in contact with the chairs for additional contact information about the committee members to whom the copies of the book and nomination materials will be mailed directly. Books with either a 2022 or 2023 publication year will be accepted for consideration. Include a statement in the Dubois Book Award – Preference will be given to political scientists who have been dues paying members within the past five years including the nomination year.

The current curriculum vitae of the author(s) and a nomination letter that explains the strengths of the submission as an integrative work and how it meets criteria established by the award should accompany the book.

Textbooks, analytic reviews, biographies, and edited volumes are not eligible for consideration. The deadline is February 1, 2024.