Wednesday, April 4th, 2018


The Toyin Falola Africa Book Award, in honor of Toyin Falola, one of Africa’s outstanding historians and intellectuals. The award is given for the best book on Africa published in 2017-2018. Book submissions must be published in 2017 through June 15, 2018. The deadline for the submission of entries is June 30, 2018. 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. José Arimatéia da Cruz
  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. José Arimatéia da Cruz, Chair of the Committee, Department of Criminal Justice, Social and Political Science, Armstrong State University, Savannah, GA 31419-1997. E-mail:

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

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

CALL FOR BOOKS” 2017-2018 Cecil B. Currey Book Award

AGSS wishes to announce the formal request for submissions of books for the Cecil B.Currey Book Award for 2017-2018 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. AGSS 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 2017 through May 15, 2018. Submission deadline is May 31, 2018.


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

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, Professor Emeritus, Indiana University, Bloomington and Yvette Alex-Assensoh, Vice-President for Equity and Inclusion, University of Oregon. 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 in 1995 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  A selection committee is named each year to pick the recipient.


At its 2001 meeting the Association of Global South Studies (AGGS) 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 2018 AGSS 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 2018 AGSS 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 AGSS website, Paper submissions MUST follow “Guidelines for Submission of Manuscripts” for Journal of Journal of Global South Studies (JGSS). Click-on  Journal of Global South Studies on the AGSS website. Upon acceptance for presentation at the 2018meeting, 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 2018. The current chair is Dr. Ryan Alexander. E-mail: and two other AGSS 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 Global South Studies after any revisions suggested by the Review Subcommittee.

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

AGSS Membership