Haitian Studies Association

Announcements & Statements

Avant Garde Book Prize – Call for Submissions

The Haitian Studies Association announces its biennial Avant Garde Book Prize. The 2019 Prize will be awarded to the best single-authored book in Haitian Studies in the social sciences, with broad application beyond the academy, published between September 2017 and August 2019. Anthologies and edited volumes do not qualify. The HSA invites nominations from its membership, and submissions by authors and publishers by 20 July 2019.


Authors or publishers are asked to provide three copies of their book to the Book Prize Committee. The Award will be given at HSA’s 31st annual Conference at University of Florida, Gainesville, in Gainesville, Florida, USA, on October 17-19 2019.


The Avant Garde Prize will carry a cash award of US $1,000.00

Please send books, along with a cover letter indicating that they are prize submissions to the following address:

Rose Elfman

Journal of Haitian Studies

Center for Black Studies Research

University of California- Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3140