Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

ATWS Members:

The Association is soliciting proposals for future annual conferences. If you would like to help organize a conference (normally in September, October, or November) and your institution would be willing to help sponsor it, please contact our President, John Hickman, or our Executive Director, William D. Pederson

ATWS Member Ishmael Munene Awarded Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship (CADF)

Ishmael Munene, associate professor of educational leadership, Northern Arizona University, has been awarded a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship (CADF) to undertake a collaborative project for the development of a scholarship and teaching center at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) in Nairobi, Kenya. CADF, funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions. As a Carnegie Fellow at CUEA, Dr. Munene will provide conceptual and technical leadership in the establishment of the scholarship center dedicated to engaged scholarship.
The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (ADF) is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions. Offered by IIE in partnership with Quinnipiac University (QU), the program is funded by a two-year grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY), to support 100 short-term faculty fellowships for African-born academics. The program exemplifies CCNY’s enduring commitment to higher education in Africa. IIE manages and administers the program, including applications, project requests and fellowships. QU provides strategic direction through Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza and an Advisory Council he chairs. For more information on ADF, see:


The Thirty-­First Annual Meeting of the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS) was held at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai, India, December 28-30, 2013. The conclave featured  80 attendees from around the world who participated in 15 panels and round tables that focused on the theme, “Prioritizing the Future: Continuity and Change in the Global South in the 21sdt Century.”

The conference  was  co­sponsored by ATWS, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Georgia Southwestern State University, and Louisiana State University Shreveport.

Special thanks and appreciation are extended to the following individuals and academic entities: Dr. Lisa Saye, The Policy Analysis Institute; Dr. Jyotirmaya Tripathy, Indian Institute of Technology Madras; Mr. Samik Malla, Indian Institute of Technology Madras; Mrs. Trish McEvoy, Millersville University, Dr. William Pederson, Louisiana State University Shreveport; and Dr. Harold Isaacs, Georgia Southwestern State University.

The  keynote address, “Re­Inventing the Third World: Cultural Dynamics and Economic Power,” was presented by Sitakanta Mahapatra, internationally­renowned poet and literary critic.

Two ATWS book –length publication awards were presented. Co­-winners of the Cecil B. Currey ATWS Book Length Publications Award were Arndt Michael, University of Freiburg, for his outstanding study, “India’s Foreign Policy and Multilateralism,” published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2012; and Toyin Falola, University of Texas Austin, for his excellent study, “Ibaden: Foundation, Growth, and Economic Change,1830-­1860,” published by Bookcraft Publishers in 2012.The Toyin Falola ATWS Africa Book Award winner was Zubairu Wai, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, for his outstanding work, “Epistemologies of African Conflicts: Violence, Evolutionism, and the War in Sierra Leone,” published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2012.

Newly elected  ATWS officers are: Norman Provizer, Metropolitian State University Denver, Vice­President­President­Elect; and Rita O. Koyame­Marsh, Florida Memorial University, Executive Council Position #2.

“CALL FOR BOOKS” 2013-2014 Cecil B. Currey Book Award

ATWS wishes to announce the formal request for submissions of books for the Cecil B.Currey Book Award for 2013-2014. This award is named in honor of one of the foremost experts on the war in Vietnam. Topics on any part of the Third World are acceptable. ATWS members are encouraged to have their works published and submit them for the book award. The award will not necessarily be given out each year, but only when the committee determines that a book of considerable merit is submitted. Publications must be 2013 through May 15, 2014. Submission deadline is May 31, 2014.


l. Only monographs and studies will be considered. Please do not submit anthologies or edited works.

2. If an individual wishes to be considered s/he must send a letter of application to the committee chair, Dr. William P. Head, Chief Historian, USAF Warner Robins ALC Robin s AFB, GA 31088 E-mail: Persons interested in entering the competition must submit a copy of their book to EACH of the members of the committee – please mail them yourself or have your publisher send copies.

Committee members are:

Dr. William P. Head, Committee Chair, Chief Historian, USAF Warner Robins, ALC Robins AFB , GA 31088. E-mail:

Dr. Paul Magnarella, Director, Peace Studies Program, Warren-Wilson College, P.O. Box 9000, Asheville, NC 28815. E-mail:

Dr.Philip Aka, Department of History and Political Science, Chicago State University, 9501 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL, 60628-1598. E-mail:

Dr. Paul A. Rodell, Department of History, Georgia Southern University, Post Office Box 8054, Statesboro, GA 30460-8054. E-mail


The Toyin Falola Africa Book Award, in honor of Toyin Falola, one of Africa’s outstanding historians and intellectuals, will be given for the best book on Africa published in 2013-2014. Book submissions must be published in 2013 through June 15, 2014. The deadline for the submission of entries is June 30, 2014. The award will not automatically be given each year, but only whenever the committee decides that a book of considerable merit has been submitted. ATWS members are encouraged to enter their publications into the competition. The recipient will receive a plaque, citation, and a $500 cash award.

Qualifications are:

1. Only monographs and studies will be considered. Please do not submit anthologies or edited works.

2. An individual who wishes to be considered must send a letter of application to the committee chair, Dr. Abdul Karim Bangura, The African Institution, 7532 Eighth Street, NW Washington, DC 20012.

3. Publishers are permitted to nominate an author’s book as long as the above rules are observed.

4. An individual seeking the award is responsible for sending a copy of his/her book to each member of the committee.

Committee members are:

Dr. Abdul Karim Bangura, committee chair, The African Institution, 7532 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20012.E-mail;

Dr. James T. Gire, Department of Psychology, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 24450. E-mail:

Dr. Jose Arimateia da Cruz, Department of Criminal Justice, Social and Political Science, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA 31419-1997. E-mail:

Dr. Ishmael Munene, Center for Education Excellence, Northern Arizona University, Flagg Staff, AZ 86011-5774. E-mail:

Lawrence Dunbar Reddick Scholarship Award

Named in honor of the late Lawrence Dunbar Reddick, professor of history and friend of several post-colonial leaders, the Reddick Award is given annually to the best article to appear in the Journal of Third World Studies, the flagship journal of the ATWS. The award was established during the ATWS presidency of John Mukum Mbaku as a result of the initiative and funding provided by A.B. Assensoh and Yvette Alex-Assensoh, both of Indiana University, Bloomington. A selection committee is named each year to pick the recipient.

Dr. Reddick, a prolific scholar who wrote the first authorized biography of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Crusader Without Violence), died a few years ago in New Orleans, Louisiana.


At its 2001 meeting the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS) instituted The Harold Isaacs Award competition for graduate students. The Award is named in honor of the Association’s founding president and aimed toward supporting research focusing on the various problems facing “Third World” peoples. The Award will be made to the top graduate paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association. The Award is designed to encourage high quality research and writing among graduate students who have an interest in Third World studies. All candidates MUST have their papers accepted for presentation at the meeting in order to be eligible for the competition AND they MUST be present at the 2014 ATWS meeting to deliver their paper. The winner will be presented with a $400 check award and plaque at the annual meeting’s banquet. Other selected graduate student papers may also be presented with Certificates of Excellence AND they must be present at the 2014 ATWS meeting to deliver their paper.

The selection procedure is as follows: students will submit abstracts of their papers according to established procedures of the Association (see Call for Papers on ATWS website, Paper submissions MUST follow “Guidelines for Submission of Manuscripts” for Journal of Third World Studies (JTWS). Click-on Journal of Third World Studies on the ATWS website. Upon acceptance for presentation at the 2014 meeting, the student will send an electronic copy of the completed paper to the Education Committee Chair. The deadline for receipt of the papers is 30 SEPTEMBER 2014. The current chair is Dr. Mueni wa Muiu, Associate Professor of Political Science, Department of Social Sciences, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC 27110. E-mail: and two other ATWS members will compose the Graduate Student Award Selection Subcommittee.

Interested graduate students must submit papers that (1) demonstrate originality in terms of research area and/or interpretation, 2) contribute to the intellectual debates within the subject area in which they are framed, and 3) present well-substantiated arguments. Please note that submissions should be near ready for publication. The winning paper will be published in the Journal of Third World Studies after any revisions suggested by the Review Subcommittee.

For more information, please check out the ATWS website at:

ATWS Membership

Membership is open to any person interested in Third World Studies.
Membership benefits include an annual subscription to Journal of Third
World Studies (JTWS), the ATWS Newsletter, and an invitation to
participate in the annual meeting at a reduced registration rate.

Membership Fee Levels

* $30 for student membership
* $30 for third world resident
* $30 for retiree membership
* $60 for regular membership
* $90 for husband & wife membership
* $75 for sustainer membership
* $100 for patron membership
* $150 for third world resident life membership
* $400 for individual life membership
* $600 for husband & wife life membership
* $1000 for institutional membership

We will include your name in our membership directory once we receive your membership dues. Please make checks payable to: Association of Third World studies, Inc., and send to:
Dr. Doyin Coker-Kolo
Treasurer, ATWS
School of Education,
P.O. Box 1002,
Millersville University,
Millersville, PA 17551