Emory Elliott Award

Emory Elliott

Emory Elliott Award for Outstanding Paper Presented at IASA World Congress

Since 2011, IASA has been granting a special Award to the Author of an Outstanding Paper Presented at a IASA World Congress to honor the memory of Professor Emory Elliott (1942-2009) in recognition of his contribution to American Studies. Professor Elliott supported an international outlook in American Studies, encouraging young scholars and professionals both in North America and in other countries around the world to carry out research in such a spirit. As one of the IASA’s Founding Fathers, he served for many years on the Executive Council of our organization.

As in the past, the Award will be granted to the Author of an outstanding paper submitted to a IASA conference. It will carry a special citation and an honorarium to help partially meet the expenses of travel to the IASA event in question. The Award recipient will present her/his paper at a special session of the Congress. The award-winning paper and up to two other highly commended papers from the competition will be published in RIAS: The Review of International American Studies, which is IASA’s refereed journal.


Keeping in view how Prof. Elliott went out of his way to encourage young scholars and faculty in the early and middle stages of their career, the eligibility for the award is restricted to junior or mid-level professionals (within 10 years of obtaining their terminal degree) regardless of nationality, academic affiliation, or discipline.

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The Emory Elliott Award Bylaws
Emory Elliott Award Winners