Past Recipients

Past ACASA Leadership Awards

2011
Doran Ross
Rowland Abiodun

2007
Susan Vogel

2004
Joanne Eicher
Ekpo Eyo

2001
Herbert Cole
John Picton
1998
Labelle Prussin
Merrick Posnansky
1995
Frank Willett
Robert Farris Thompson
1992
Simon Ottenberg
1989
Warren d’Azevedo
(award presented by Mary Jo Arnoldi)
Douglas Frazer
1986
Roy Sieber
William Fagg

Past Roy Sieber Dissertation Awards

2011
Alexander Bortolot, A Language for Change: Creativity and Power in Mozambican Makonde Masked Performance, circa 1900-2004, Columbia University, 2007.

Honorable Mention:
Nichole Bridges, Contact, Commentary, and Kongo Memory: Perspectives on Loango Coast Souvenir Ivories, ca. 1840-1910, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2009.

2007
Venny M. Nakazibwe, Bark-Cloth of the Baganda People of Southern Uganda: A Record of Continuity and Change from the Late Eighteenth Century to the Early Twenty-first Century (supervisor: Jackie Guille), Middlesex University, 2005.

Chika Okeke-Agulu, Nigerian Art in the Independence Decade: 1957-1967 (Supervisor: Sidney Kasfir), Emory University, Art History Department, 2004.

2004
David Doris, Vigilant Things: The Strange Fate of Ordinary Objects in Southwestern Nigeria (Supervisor: Robert Farris Thompson), Yale University, Department of the History of Art, 2003.

Kim Miller, The Philani Printing Project: Women’s Art and Activism in Crossroads, South Africa (Supervisor: Henry John Drewal), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Art History, 2003.

Past Arnold Rubin Outstanding Publication Awards

2011
Jessica Winegar, Creative Reckonings: The Politics of Art and Culture In Contemporary Egypt, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006 (single author category).

Honorable Mention:
Steven Nelson, From Cameroon to Paris: Mousgoum Architecture In and Out of Africa, Chicago University Press, 2007 (single author category).

Henry John Drewal, ed. Sacred Waters: Arts for Mami Wata and other Divinities in Africa and the Diaspora. , Bloomington & Indianapolis, Indiana University Press, 2008 (Multiple Authors).

Honorable Mention:
Christine Mullen Kreamer, Polly Nooter Roberts, Elizabeth Harney and Allyson Purpura, eds. Inscribing Meaning, Milan: 5 Continents Press, 2007 (Multiple Authors).

2007
Elizabeth Harney, In Senghor’s Shadow: Art, Politics, and the Avant-Garde in Senegal, 1960-1995, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004 (One to Two Authors).

Sarah Nuttall, ed., Beautiful-Ugly: African and African Diaspora Aesthetics, Durham, NC: Duke University Press and The Hague: Prince Claus Fund Library, 2005 (Multiple Authors).

2004
Allen Roberts & Polly Nooter Roberts, A Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal, Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 2004 (One to Two Authors).

Gilane Tawadros & Sarah Campbell, eds., Fault Lines: Contemporary African art and Shifting Landscapes, ed. London: Institute of International Visual Arts in collaboration with the Forum for African Arts and the Prince Claus Fund, 2003 (Multiple Authors).

2001
Z.S. Strother, Inventing Masks: Agency and History in the Art of the Central Pende, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997 (One to Two Authors).

Doran Ross, et. al., Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African-American Identity, Los Angeles, Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 1998 (Multiple Authors).

1998
Veit Erlmann, Nightsong: Performance, Power, and Practice in South Africa, University of Chicago Press, 1996 (One to Two Authors).

Donald Cosentino, ed., Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou, Los Angeles: University of California Los Angeles, Fowler, 1995 (Multiple Authors).

1995
Sarah Brett-Smith, The Making of Bamana Sculpture: Creativity and Gender, Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994 (One to Two Authors).

1992
Enid Schildkraut & Curtis Keim, African Reflections: Art from Northeastern Zaire, Seattle:
University of Washington Press; New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1990.

1989
Suzanne Preston Blier, The Anatomy of Architecture: Ontology and Metaphor in Batammaliba Architectural Expression, Cambridge University Press, 1987