John D'Emilio LGBTQ History Dissertation Award

The deadline for the 2021 award has passed. Information on the 2022 award will be available summer 2021.

DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY OCTOBER 1, 2020

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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, 2019 through June 30, 2020 to be eligible for the 2021 D'Emilio Award.

The award will be presented at the 2021 OAH Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, April 15–18.

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 "2021 John D'Emilio LGBTQ History Dissertation Award."

All material must be received by midnight (PST) on October 1, 2020.

The final decision will be made by the award committee by February 2021. 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:

Don Romesburg (Committee Chair)
Sonoma State University
don.romesburg@sonoma.edu

Jen Manion
Amherst College
jmanion@amherst.edu

Amy Sueyoshi
San Francisco State University
sueyoshi@sfsu.edu

DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY OCTOBER 1, 2020

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