2018 Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities

by Kathryn Beaton on February 27, 2018

Ends on September 15, 2018


About the Tobin Siebers Prize

Submissions are open now invited for the 2018 Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities. The prize is awarded in memory of disability studies pioneer and University of Michigan faculty member Tobin Siebers (1954-2015). Siebers was author of many influential books and articles and co-chair of the University of Michigan’s Initiative on Disability Studies. The prize is awarded yearly for the best book-length manuscript on a topic of pressing urgency in the field. Reflecting on the work of the scholar the prize commemorates, the competition invites submissions on a wide range of topics, from literary and cultural studies, to trans-historical research, to contributions to disability theory such as work in crip/queer studies. Winners will receive a cash prize of $1500. The deadline is September 15, 2018. The winner will be announced in January, 2019, at the Modern Language Association and will receive a contract from the University of Michigan Press to be published in the Corporealities: Discourses of Disability series.


Previous winners:

2015 Anne McGuire, War on Autism: On the Cultural Logic of Normative Violence

2016 Shelley L. Tremain, Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability

2017 Elizabeth B. Bearden, Monstrous Kinds: Body, Space, and Narrative in Renaissance Representations of Disability


Guidelines for Submissions

Eligible submissions include complete book-length monographic manuscripts not under consideration by another publisher. Unrevised dissertations and memoir will not be considered. Manuscripts and supporting documents should be in digital format and must be submitted by September 15, 2018  using this web form: https://michiganpublishing.submittable.com/submit/109287/2018-tobin-siebers-prize-for-disability-studies-in-the-humanities

Also include:

  • A description of the manuscript
  • A statement regarding its relative contribution to the field of Disability Studies
  • The word count and illustration count
  • A current curriculum vitae

For assistance with the submission process, please contact siebers.prize@umich.edu.

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