SRS awards two prizes: the biennial Book Award and the annual Graduate Student Essay Prize. Please scroll down for the winners of the two prizes.
2021 Book Prize
The Society for Romanian Studies invites nominations for the Sixth Biennial SRS Book Prize awarded for the best scholarly book published in English in the humanities or social sciences, on any subject relating to Romania or Moldova and their diasporas. To be eligible, books must have been published between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2020 as indicated by the copyright date. Books may be in any academic field, with a predominant focus on Romanian or Moldovan subject matter (including subjects relating to the activities of non-Romanian ethnic groups on Romanian or Moldovan territory). Edited books, translations, reprints or new editions of works published before 2019, and non-scholarly books are not eligible.
The prize carries with it an award of $800. Either authors or publishers of books may make submissions. Submissions should be sent to the SRS prize committee by 1 June 2021.
Three copies of each submitted book should be sent by mail, one copy directly to each committee member at the addresses below. Questions or inquiries can be sent to the committee chair, Dragoş Petrescu, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org The award will be announced in October 2021.
SRS Book Prize Committee Members:
|Dragoș PETRESCU (Chair)|
|Professor of Comparative Politics Department of Political Science University of Bucharest Mailing address: Str. Șipotul Fântânilor Nr. 2, Sc. A, Ap. 22 Sector 1, 010157 Bucharest. ROMANIA|
|Reader in Communication Department of Creative Arts Edge Hill University St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk L39 4QP, UK|
|Senior Lecturer in Anthropology University College London Mailing address: 76 Chobham Road, London E15 1LZ, UK|
2021 Graduate Student Essay Prize
The Society for Romanian Studies (SRS) is pleased to announce the Thirteenth Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize competition for an outstanding unpublished essay or thesis chapter. The submitted single-author work must be written in English by a graduate student in any social science or humanities discipline on a Romanian or Moldovan subject, broadly and inclusively understood.
The 2021 prize consists of $250 plus an individual, one-year membership to SRS that includes a subscription to the journal, valued at $75. The second-place award of honorable mention includes a one-year subscription to the journal.
The competition is open to current MA and doctoral students or to those who defended dissertations in the academic year 2020–2021. The submitted work should have been completed within the last two academic years and should not have been published yet. If the essay is a dissertation chapter, it should be accompanied by the dissertation abstract and table of contents. Expanded versions of conference papers are also acceptable if accompanied by a description of the panel and the candidate’s conference paper proposal. Candidates should clearly indicate the format of the essay submitted. Essays/chapters should be up to 10,000 words double-spaced, including citations.
Candidates should clearly indicate their institutional affiliation. Include as well your current e-mail and postal addresses so that you may be contacted. Questions can be directed to the chair of the committee, Narcis Tulbure, at email@example.com. Please send a copy of the essay, any accompanying documentation (as both Word and PDF please) and an updated CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants are not required to be members of SRS in order to apply.
Deadline for submissions is 15 July 2021. The winners will be announced on 1 November 2021.
SRS Essay Prize Committee Members:
Corina Doboș The Research Institute of the University of Bucharest (ICUB), University of Bucharest email@example.com
Simona Livescu Academic Advancement Program University of California, Los Angeles firstname.lastname@example.org
Narcis Tulbure (chair) Department of Finance Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania email@example.com
Winner: Cosmin Koszor Codrea (Oxford Brookes University)
Honorable Mention: Cosmin Tudor Minea (University of Birmingham)
Winner: Bruce O’Neill, The Space of Boredom: Homelessness in the Slowing Global Order (Duke University Press, 2017).
Honorable Mention: Irina Marin, Peasant Violence and Antisemitism in Early Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
Winner: Adela Hîncu (Central European University)
Honorable Mention: Elena Radu
Winner: Alexandra Chiriac (University of St. Andrews)
Honorable Mentions: Nicoleta Simonia Minciu, Iemima Ploscariu (Dublin City University), and Matthew Signer (Stanford University)
Winner: Roland Clark, Holy Legionary Youth: Fascist Activism in Interwar Romania (Cornell University Press, 2015).
Honorable Mentions: Virginia Hill and Gabriela Alboiu, Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), Dennis Deletant, British Clandestine Activities in Romania During the Second World War (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), and Ştefan Ionescu, Jewish Resistance to Romanianization (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
Winner: Dana Mureşan
Special Mentions: Kathryn Grow Allen (University of Buffalo), Alin Rus (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) and Karin Steinbrueck (Northwestern University)
2016 Graduate Student Essay Prize
No prize awarded.
Winner: Sean Cotter, Literary Translation and the Idea of a Minor Romania (Rochester, 2014).
Honorable Mention: Moshe Idel, Mircea Eliade: From Magic to Myth (Peter Lang, 2013).
Winner: Matei Costinescu (University of Bucharest)
Honorable Mentions: Madalina Vereş (University of Pittsburgh) and Zsuzsanna Magdo (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Winner: Roxana Cazan (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Winner: Gail Kligman and Katherine Verdery, Peasants under Siege: the Collectivization of Romanian Agriculture, 1949-1962 (Princeton University Press, 2011).
Winner: Florin Poenaru (Central European University)
Winner: Jonathan Stillo (City University of New York)
Winner: Tom Gallagher, Romania and the European Union: How the Weak Vanquished the Strong (Manchester University Press, 2009)
Winner: Cristina Onose (University of Toronto)
Winner: Anca Mandru (University of Illinois)
Winner: Roland Clark (University of Pittsburgh)