2009 Manuscript Competition Winner Announced
We are pleased to announce that Ms. Dana Rush has been awarded the inaugural ICI book prize for her work, “Global Vodun: World Encounters With Coastal Benin” and that Ms. Tamara Brown has been accorded an honorable mention for her project on dance, “Lingering Lights from America’s Black Broadway: D.C.’s Concert-Theatrical Dance Tradition.” We hope to make a public presentation of these awards at our first biennial symposium, to be convened at Vanderbilt University in the fall of 2011.
Issues in Critical Investigation
Hortense Spillers, executive director, or
Renee de la Sea, program coordinator
Issues in Critical Investigation (ICI) is an initiative that seeks to stimulate new scholarship in the fields of African Diasporic studies. Designed to broaden perspectives in the relevant fields and to fill a vacuum that exists for young scholars between the time that they complete work for the Ph.D. and when they are reviewed for tenure, ICI is a cooperative venture that aims to sharpen the critical and competitive edge of its participants. ICI will offer two prizes biennially in the Humanities and the Social Sciences for the best book manuscript or manuscript of linked essays on any specific aspect of the study of the African Diaspora.