Recent Award Winners

Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War by Bruce Dancis, Choice Magazine 2014 Outstanding Academic Title

After Newspeak: Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin by Michael S. Gorham, Choice Magazine 2014 Outstanding Academic Title

Children of Rus’: Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation by Faith Hillis, Choice Magazine 2014 Outstanding Academic Title

The Endtimes of Human Rights by Stephen Hopgood, Choice Magazine 2014 Outstanding Academic Title

The Light of Knowledge: Literacy Activism and the Politics of Writing in South India by Francis Cody cowinner of the Edward Sapir Book Prize (Society for Linguistic Anthropology)

Desperate Magic: The Moral Economy of Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century Russia by Valerie Kivelson, winner of the Historia Nova Prize for the Best Book on Russian Intellectual History (Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation and Academic Studies Press) and honorable mention, Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)

Heart-Pine Russia: Walking and Writing the Nineteenth-Century Forest by Jane T. Costlow, winner of the University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at USC) and shortlisted for the Historia Nova Prize for the Best Book on Russian Intellectual History (Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation and Academic Studies Press)

Stagestruck: The Business of Theater in Eighteenth-Century France and Its Colonies by Lauren R. Clay, honorable mention for the Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History (American Society for Theatre Research) and finalist, George Freedley Memorial Award (New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Theatre Library Association)

The Next Crash: How Short-Term Profit Seeking Trumps Airline Safety by Amy L. Fraher, finalist in the Business: General category, 2014 USA Best Book Awards (USA Book News)

Internal Affairs: How the Structure of NGOs Transforms Human Rights by Wendy H. Wong, winner of the 2014 Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research (Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action [ARNOVA])

Priest, Politician, Collaborator: Jozef Tiso and the Making of Fascist Slovakia by James Mace Ward, honorable mention for the Reginald Zelnik Book Prize in History (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)

State Erosion: Unlootable Resources and Unruly Elites in Central Asia by Lawrence P. Markowitz, honorable mention, Ed A. Hewett Book Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)

Unfinished Utopia: Nowa Huta, Stalinism, and Polish Society, 1949–56 by Katherine Lebow, winner of the Barbara Jelavich Book Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)

Kith, Kin, and Neighbors: Communities and Confessions in Seventeenth-Century Wilno by David Frick, winner of the Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)

Defining Boundaries in al-Andalus: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia by Janina M. Safran, winner of the The Premio del Rey (American Historical Association)

Border Work: Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia by Madeleine Reeves, honorable mention for the Central Eurasian Studies Society Book Prize

Eisenhower’s Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige by Yanek Mieczkowski, finalist for the Emme Award for Astronautical Literature (American Astronautical Society)

Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992 by Charles K. Armstrong, winner of the 2014 John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History (American Historical Association)

Recent Award Winners