CARIBBEAN PHILOSOPHICAL ASSOCIATION
AWARDS INFORMATION




The Frantz Fanon Award

First awarded in 2004, the Frantz Fanon Award has three categories: (1) Lifetime Achievement, (2) Extraordinary Influence, and (3) Outstanding Book Award. Recipients of any of these three awards automatically become members of the Frantz Fanon Award Committee with a full vote on subsequent nominees.   Candidates are intellectuals whose work contributes to thought, whether philosophical or otherwise, of global significance in stream with that of the namesake of the award. Books are similarly considered in terms of their contributions not only to Caribbean thought but also to ideas in ways that could be appreciated or honored by the award’s namesake. (Click here to see list of past recipients.).

Procedure

After receiving the nomination from any member of the Caribbean Philosophical Association other than the candidate, the Chair of the Awards Committee solicits evaluation letters for the Lifetime Achievement and Extraordinary Influence nominees on which the committee of laureates votes. Recipients are those who receive a minimum of a ¾ majority vote.

The book award’s procedure is as follows: (1) only books published within five years of nomination qualify; (2) a nomination must be sent to the Chair of the Awards Committee (to caribphil@gmail.com AND to lewis.gordon@uconn.edu) by a nominator other than the author of the book; (3) the publisher should then send two copies of the book to the Chair of the Awards Committee (information below); and (4) the Chair of the Awards Committee then seeks referee reports on the book to submit, along with the nomination letter, to the committee of laureates which deliberates and votes. A majority vote results in the awarding of the book.   The deadline to receive nominations is November 15th. Recipients of this prize will be announced on January 1st of each year, along with those being awarded the Nicolás Guillén, Claudia Jones, and Anna Julia Cooper Prizes. 

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The Nicolás Guillén Award

First awarded in 2008, the Nicolás Guillén Award, as with the Fanon Award, has three categories: (1) Lifetime Achievement, (2) Extraordinary Influence, and (3) Outstanding Book Award. Recipients of any of these three awards automatically become members of the Nicolás Guillén Award Committee with a full vote on subsequent nominees. Candidates are intellectuals whose work contributes to philosophical thought in or through literature and the arts on a global significance in stream with that of the namesake of the award. Books are similarly considered in terms of their contributions to philosophical literature and the arts in ways that could be appreciated or honored by the award’s namesake. (Click here to see list of past recipients.).

Procedure

After receiving the nomination from any member of the Caribbean Philosophical Association other than the candidate, the Chair of the Awards Committee solicits evaluation letters for the Lifetime Achievement and Extraordinary Influence nominees on which the committee of laureates votes. Recipients are those who receive a minimum of a ¾ majority vote.

The book award’s procedure is as follows: (1) only books published within five years of nomination qualify; (2) a nomination must be sent to the Chair of the Awards Committee (to caribphil@gmail.com or to lewis.gordon@uconn.edu) by a nominator other than the author of the book; (3) the publisher should then send two copies of the book to the Chair of the Awards Committee (information below); and (4) the Chair of the Awards Committee then seeks referee reports on the book to submit, along with the nomination letter, to the committee of laureates which deliberates and votes. A majority vote results in the awarding of the book. The deadline to receive nominations is November 15th. Recipients of this prize will be announced on January 1st of each year, along with those being awarded the Frantz Fanon, Claudia Jones, and Anna Julia Cooper Prizes.    

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The Anna Julia Cooper Award
http://www.caribbeanphilosophicalassociation.org/the-anna-julia-cooper-award.html

This award is granted to an assistant professor or independent scholar (within five years of receiving the Ph.D.) who presents what is, in the assessment of the Committee, the best paper in that rank at the previous year’s annual meeting of the Caribbean Philosophical Association.  

Procedure

The paper must have been presented at the previous year’s meeting. Thus, to be considered for 2016, the paper must have been presented at the 2015 meeting. Nominations can be made by anyone who was registered for and attended the previous year’s meeting (besides the paper’s author(s)) and should articulate the merit of the particular essay, including evidence of the animated discussion it generated. Once nominated, the paper should be emailed as a PDF to caribphil@gmail.com AND lewis.gordon@uconn.edu. The paper will then be submitted to referees. Positive reports will be discussed with the Awards Committee for a vote. If there is a negative evaluation, the case will not move forward. The deadline for nomination and submission of the paper this year is November 15th. Thereafter, the deadlne will be the 1st of October of the year of the conference in which the paper was presented. Recipients of this prize will be announced on January 1st of each year, along with those being awarded the Frantz Fanon, Nicolás Guillén, and Claudia Jones Prizes.

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The Claudia Jones Award
http://www.caribbeanphilosophicalassociation.org/the-claudia-jones-award.html

This award is granted to a graduate student who presents what is, in the assessment of the Committee, the best paper in that rank at the previous year’s annual meeting of the Caribbean Philosophical Association.  

Procedure

The paper must have been presented at the previous year’s meeting. Thus, to be considered for 2016, the paper must have been presented at the 2015 meeting. Nominations can be made by anyone who was registered for and attended the previous year’s meeting (besides the paper’s author(s)) and should articulate the merit of the particular essay, including evidence of the animated discussion it generated. Once nominated, the paper should be emailed as a PDF to caribphil@gmail.com AND lewis.gordon@uconn.edu. The paper will then be submitted to referees. Positive reports will be discussed with the Awards Committee for a vote. If there is a negative evaluation, the case will not move forward. The deadline for nomination and submission of the paper this year is November 15th. Thereafter, the deadlne will be the 1st of October of the year of the conference in which the paper was presented. Recipients of this prize will be announced on January 1st of each year, along with those being awarded the Frantz Fanon, Nicolás Guillén, and Anna Julia Cooper Prizes.

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Contact:

Lewis Gordon, Chairperson of the Caribbean Philosophical Association’s Awards Committee

Email: caribphil@gmail.com AND lewis.gordon@uconn.edu

Mailing address:         
Philosophy Department
Manchester Hall
344 Mansfield Road
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-1054

Fax: (860) 486-0387