CFN: Marshall Sklare Award

Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ)
Marshall Sklare Award

Call for Nominations

Due date: Friday, April 29, 2022

Submit to: [email protected]

The Marshall Sklare Award is given annually by the ASSJ to a senior researcher who has made a significant scholarly contribution to the social scientific study of Jewry through the
publication of a body of research in books and articles or of published work of significance to public policy. The Sklare Award recognizes scholars throughout the social sciences, and whose work focuses on Jews, not only American Jewry. Over time, we have tried to cover the range of disciplines in our organization.

Nomination form:
Please send this information in an email attachment:
1) Name of Nominee:
2) Nominee’s Current Position (or most recent position if retired):
3) Nomination Submitted by (name and current position):
4) List of Representative Publications:
(Complete as relevant)
5) Conceptual/Theoretical Contributions:
6) Methodological Contributions:
7) Public Policy Contributions:
8) Educational/Pedagogical Contributions:

Please note the following:

  • Only current ASSJ members may submit nominations.
  • Do not use the ASSJ listserv to submit nominations, endorse nominees, or discuss the relative merits of various nominees.
  • The Award recipient will be determined based on a vote of the ASSJ Board.
  • Our collective decision-making process is committed to avoiding gender bias, both in the nominations and in their evaluation.
  • We have not required that recipients be well known or have influence beyond their own discipline, although that could be considered a plus.
  • Awardees do not need to have been active in the ASSJ, but they are asked to join if they are not currently members.
  • The award has most often been based on a corpus of work that has been on the cutting edge of Jewish Studies throughout the recipient’s research/scholarship. The awardee should have
    reached great heights in the profession, without prejudice to the possibility of continuing to achieve more in the future.
  • The award is not for service to the profession or to the ASSJ.
  • The Sklare award will be presented at a special ASSJ plenary session during the 2022 Association of Jewish Studies annual conference. The awardee will give a keynote lecture, and two or
    three other experts of relevance to the awardee’s scholarly work will follow with short responses. The lecture and responses will be published in the ASSJ journal, Contemporary


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