Atlantic Studies Early Career Essay Prize
Atlantic Studies: Global Currents
The annual Atlantic Studies Early Career Essay Prize has been running since 2015. The winner will be selected from among the essays published in a given year. Eligible candidates must be graduate students or persons who have been awarded their PhD less than three years prior to submission. Articles will be judged on academic merit by a team of judges chosen from among our Editorial Board. Special preference will be given to articles which emphasize Global Currents in relation to the Atlantic World. The winning author will receive a prize of £500. Two runner-up awards, consisting of a year’s subscription to the journal, can be awarded at the discretion of the judges.
Papers should conform to the Atlantic Studies submission guidelines.
About the prize winner
In “Black knowledge on the move: African diasporic healing in Caribbean and Pacific New Granada,” Bethan Fisk challenges conventional assumptions about the cultural geographies of the African diaspora and the construction of Black healing and ritual knowledge in seemingly distinct sites of enslavement. Using an impressive array of fragmentary judicial records, she shows how African-descended healers in Caribbean and Pacific New Granada moved in and between Atlantic and Pacific regions, creating and exchanging Black healing and religious practices through everyday movement and interactions.
The judges have also decided to award an Honorable Mention this year to Dr. Adjoa Osei, for the essay, “Performing an Afro-Brazilian archetype: Transnational stage and celluloid representations of the black baiana.” Volume 18, Issue 2 (2021).
We would like to thank this year’s judges:
Prof. David Lambert, University of Warwick (UK)
Prof. Brooke Newman, Virginia Commonwealth University (USA)