The prize, established in 2002, is awarded each year to the best environmentally-themed paper presented at the American Studies Association annual meeting. It includes a cash award of $100, which in years past has been generously supported by West Virginia University Press and Duke University Press.

Submissions are judged by a panel of referees from the Environmental Justice Caucus. If you would like your environmentally-themed paper from the ASA 2021 annual meeting to be considered for the Kolodny Prize, please send the paper as an email attachment (MS Word preferred) to the three referees listed below. Your paper must be received by 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. If you would like to nominate someone else’s paper, please submit the author's name and email address and we will contact them to invite a submission.

Only papers as they were presented at the 2021 ASA annual meeting will be considered. Please do not send book or dissertation chapters on which your paper was based, or any other longer or altered version of your paper. If you would like to include images you showed during the presentation, it is best to incorporate them into the paper, as one document.

We hope to complete the judging and announce the winner sometime in January 2022.

Please send your submission to the following three referees:
Jamie L. Jones:
Bob Johnson:
Cleo A. Wölfle Hazard:

Post date: November 15, 2021

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