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, law and critical race studies, law and gender and sexuality, legal theory and environmentalism, 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 2024 award must have defended their dissertations successfully between March 2023 and March 2024.
The Association will cover the Mezey Prize winner’s travel and lodging costs to the annual meeting.
Nominations for the 2024 award must be received on or before March 15, 2024.
Each applicant must submit the following:
- a letter by the nominee detailing the genesis, goal, and contribution of the dissertation;
- a letter of support from a faculty member familiar with the work;
- an abstract, table of contents, and selected chapter of the dissertation;
- contact information for the nominee.
Please submit these materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.