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December 1, 2021

Critical Ethnic Studies Prize (2021)

The Critical Ethnic Studies Committee of the ASA is delighted to announce the winner of the 2021 Critical Ethnic Studies Prize.

This year we present the award to Dr. Rachel Jane Carroll, Lecturer in the African American and African Diaspora Studies Program at University of North Carolina, Greensboro, for her paper, “Found Materials.” Through a careful analysis of the artist Senga Nengudi’s R.S.V.P. series of nylon pantyhose “performance objects,” Carrol shows how their material components register and offer commentary about distinct, layered regimes of racial capitalism and imperialism. Situating Nengudi’s work within a genealogy of Black feminist cultural critique, ...(Read more)

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