About the prize
Sheila Cunnison was a feminist academic and activist, focused on the role of women in the trade union movement. She was a founding editor of the Journal of Gender Studies. She had a particular interest in gender equality in Africa and was instrumental in developing the international focus of the journal. Sheila died in 2021. The Sheila Cunnison Prize celebrates scholarship on gender and the Global South. This is an annual prize awarded to an author/s working in the Global South whose article judged as the most outstanding publication in the Journal during the previous volume. Winners are announced in January each year.
Journal articles published in the Journal volume are automatically considered for the award
Only peer-reviewed journal articles are eligible for this prize
Eligible journal articles must particularly address gender and the Global South
To be considered for the award, authors will need to adhere to the requirements of publishing ethics and best practice.
Entries will be shortlisted by the Editors, and the winning article will be judged by the Editor in Chief of the Journal
Terms and conditions
Where there are multiple winning articles, the Prize will be split equally between all authors of the winning articles
The prize is £250
The winning article will be made Free to View for six months
The JGS editorial team and the Publisher will arrange social media promotion via the Journal and relevant Routledge/Taylor & Francis social media channels and on the Journal’s website on Taylor Francis Online
The author(s) will have the opportunity to promote their research featured in the winning article either in a podcast or in an interview with one of the editors
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