JULIEN MEZEY DISSERTATION AWARD

The Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities invites submissions for the Julien Mezey Dissertation Award. This annual prize is awarded to the dissertation that most promises to enrich and advance interdisciplinary scholarship at the intersection of law, culture and the humanities.

The Association seeks the submission of outstanding work from a wide variety of perspectives, including but not limited to law and cultural studies, legal hermeneutics and rhetoric, law and literature, law and psychoanalysis, law and visual studies, legal history, legal theory and jurisprudence. Scholars completing humanities-oriented dissertations in SJD and related programs, as well as those earning PhDs, are encouraged to submit their work. Applicants eligible for the 2017 award must have defended their dissertations successfully between September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016. 

Nominations for the 2017 award must be received on or before
15 December 2016, 5 pm, Pacific time.

Each nominee must submit the following:
1) a letter by the nominee detailing the genesis, goal, and contribution of the dissertation;
2) a letter of support from a faculty member familiar with the work;
3) an abstract, outline, and selected chapter of the dissertation;
4) contact information for the nominee.

All materials and any questions should be sent to: 
Dr. Keally D McBride at kdmcbride@usfca.edu

Award finalists will be notified as soon as possible. Finalists must then submit an electronic version of the entire dissertation. The winner will be determined by early February and invited to the ASLCH annual meeting. ASLCH will pay travel and lodging costs. 

Congratulations to the 2016 co-winners, Başak Ertür for her dissertation "Spectacles and spectres: political trials, performativity and scenes of sovereignty", awarded by the Birkbeck School of Law, University of London and Anna Lvovsky for her dissertation "Queer Expertise: Urban Policing and the Construction of Public Knowledge about Homosexuality, 1920-1970" awarded by Harvard University! 

Previous Julien Mezey Dissertation Award Winners