We are pleased to issue congratulations to a number of our award-winning authors. Several of them have taken home multiple prizes this year. The first three volumes of Hamid Naficy’s A Social History of Iranian Cinema (Vol, I, II, III) garnered the 2012 Houshang Pourshariati Iranian Studies Book Award from the Middle East Studies Association and an honorable mention for the Katherine Singer Kovács Book Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Carole H. Browner and Carolyn F. Sargent’s book, Reproduction, Globalization, and the State: New Theoretical and Ethnographic Perspectives won both the Eileen Basker Memorial Prize and the Council for Anthropology Reproduction (CAR) Most Notable Recent Collection Award from the Society for Medical Anthropology.
Two of our authors were honored with the Roberto Reis BRASA Book award. Mariza de Carvalho Soares' book, People of Faith: Slavery and African Catholics in Eighteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro was a co-winner of the prize and Alexander Edmonds received an honorable mention for Pretty Modern: Beauty, Sex, and Plastic Surgery in Brazil.
Author Kevin Fellezs is deserving of congratulations; his book, Birds of Fire: Jazz, Rock, Funk, and the Creation of Fusion is the 2012 co-winner of the Woody Guthrie Book Award from the International Association of the Study of Popular Music, US Branch (IASPM-US). The American Historical Society awarded Erik McDuffie’s Sojourning for Freedom: Black Women, American Communism, and the Making of Black Left Feminism the 2012 Wesley-Logan Prize. In Ethnohistory news, Pete Sigal’s The Flower and the Scorpion is the recipient of the 2012 Wheeler-Voegelin Prize from the American Society for Ethnohistory. And the Society for Ethnomusicology gave Carol Ann Muller and Sathima Bea Benjamin's Musical Echoes: South African Women Thinking in Jazz an honorable mention for the Alan Merriam Prize.
It is a pleasure to introduce Benjamin Lowy’s Iraq | Perspectives as winner of the 2012 New York Photo Award for Best Photobook. Maria Elena Buszek took home the ARLIS/SE 28th annual Mary Ellen LoPresti Award (Essay Collection) for her book, Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art. Congratulations to Wendy Hesford; Spectacular Rhetorics: Human Rights Visions, Recognitions, Feminisms has received the 2012 Book Award from the Rhetoric Society of America.
The North American Society for Serbian Studies awarded the 2012 Mihajlo Misha Djordjevic Award for best book in South Slavic studies to Tomislav Z. Longinović’s Vampire Nation. For best book in social science history Making a New World by John Tutino has been honored with the 2012 Allan Sharlin Memorial Prize from the Social Science History Association.
Félicitations! Duke University Press books make an impression across the globe. The French translation edition of Curing the Colonizers by Eric Jennings has won the 2012 Prix Jean-François Coste from the Académie Nationale de Médicine for its work in the history of medicine. And Clare Hemmings’ Why Stories Matter: The Political Grammar of Feminist Theory is the winner of the 2012 Book Prize from the Feminist & Women’s Studies Association (UK & Ireland).
Congratulations to all our authors!