Congratulations to Roberto M. Dainotto on winning the Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies for his book Europe (In Theory). The jury statement praised the book: "Europe (In Theory) presents an admirable synthesis of the
critical and theoretical literature on the history of the idea or
theory of Europe and offers a critical perspective on the question.
Forceful, biting, compelling reading." Dainotto is professor of Romance Studies and the Literature Program at Duke University. The Laura Shannon Prize is awarded annually by Notre Dame's Nanovic Institute for European Studies to the author of the best book in European studies that transcends a focus on any one country, state, or people to stimulate new ways of thinking about contemporary Europe as a whole.