John D'Emilio LGBTQ History Dissertation Award

DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY OCTOBER 1, 2019

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John D'Emilio

The John D'Emilio LGBTQ History Dissertation Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to the best PhD dissertation in U.S. LGBTQ history. The award is named for John D'Emilio, pioneer in LGBTQ history.

A dissertation must be completed during the period July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 to be eligible for the 2020 D'Emilio Award.

The award will be presented at the 2020 OAH Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., April 2–5.

Application Procedures

Please send an electronic attachment (PDF) of your complete dissertation, abstract, and table of contents in one e-mail to all three committee members listed below. The subject line should be "2020 John D'Emilio LGBTQ History Dissertation Award."

All material must be received by midnight (PST) on October 1, 2019.

The final decision will be made by the award committee by February 2020. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation. By applying for this award, you are agreeing to OAH’s use of your data however it is needed in the normal course of business if selected as winner or honorable mention. ​Read our privacy policy here​.

Committee Members:

Leila Rupp (Committee Chair)
University of California, Santa Barbara
lrupp@femst.ucsb.edu

Amanda Littauer
Northern Illinois University
alittauer@niu.edu

Khary Polk
Amherst College
kpolk@amherst.edu

DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY OCTOBER 1, 2019

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