ACASA Roy Sieber Dissertation Award

Nominations for the Roy 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 passed between September 1, 2016 and August 30, 2019 can be submitted for consideration. Nominees must be ACASA members in good standing. Join ACASA Applications should include the following materials: full dissertation, a cover letter of maximum two pages written by the applicant, and a letter from the main advisor. These should be received by November 15, 2019 at

2017 Roy Sieber Outstanding Dissertation Award

Giulia Paoletti. Un Nouveau Besoin: Photography and Portraiture in Senegal (1860-1960)Columbia University, 2015.

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