ACASA Roy Sieber Dissertation Award

Nominations for the Sieber Dissertation Award are requested from primary Ph.D. advisors for outstanding dissertations from any discipline on some aspect of African and/or African diaspora art.

The Sieber award was established to honor the memory of Professor Roy Sieber who, through his research, writing, and mentoring of many Ph.D. students, made a lasting contribution to the study of African art.

Dissertations completed in the period from September 1, 2013 – August 30, 2016 are eligible for consideration by the award committee. Advisors may nominate more than one dissertation. Dissertations should be submitted in English.

Dissertations must have been fully vetted and degrees granted in this same period. No exceptions will be made to this calendar as dissertations finalized after the deadline are eligible for the 2020 Triennial awards competition.

Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2016

Nominated candidates should email a cover letter, a PDF version of dissertation (or sent via Dropbox), and nomination letter sent electronically from primary advisor to Dr. Jordan Fenton, ACASA Treasurer, Dr. Fenton will then distribute copies to award committee members, ensuring all submissions arrive at the same time in mid-October. Winners will be announced at the 17th ACASA Triennial held in the Summer of 2017.


2014 – Sieber Outstanding Dissertation Award

  • Amanda Rogers. Politics, Gender and the Art of Religious Authority in North Africa: Moroccan Women’s Henna Practice, Emory University, 2013.

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