UWinnipeg’s Assistant Professor earns prize
UWinnipeg’s Assistant Professor Dr. Paul Lawrie, (History, Faculty of Arts), has won the prestigious 2014 Ernest Redekop prize for ‘best article in the journal Canadian Review of American Studies‘. This prize is sponsored by the Canadian Association for American Studies (CAAS). Lawrie received the award this past September at the CAAS annual conference in Banff, Alberta.
“I am humbled and thrilled to be honored by my peers working in American studies in Canada and the USA,” expressed Lawrie.
His article, Mortality as the Life Story of a People: Frederick L. Hoffman and Actuarial Narratives of African American Extinction was described by CAAS President Dr. Jennifer Harris, as the clear winner under the heading of scholarship for its carefully documented, lucidly written essay that sheds important light on turn-of-the century white supremacist discourse. This article will interest and enable interdisciplinary scholars working in Urban Studies, Whiteness Studies, and African-American Studies.
“We hope this prize will be able to bring attention to work, such as Dr. Lawrie’s, which continues to expand the range of knowledge in American Studies within the academy, and demonstrate its importance to the larger intellectual and cultural life of society,” said Harris.
The Canadian Association for American Studies is a multidisciplinary organization founded in 1964, with a long tradition of supporting and encouraging new and innovative scholarship in American Studies.
“On behalf of the Faculty of Arts, I’d like to congratulate Dr. Lawrie on this wonderful achievement,” said Dr. Glenn Moulaison, Dean, Faculty of Arts. “Winning the Ernest Redekop will surely bring much-deserved attention to his scholarship.”
Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
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