2017 Stanner Award shortlist announced

Thursday, 3 August 2017 - 11:30am

2017 Stanner Award

The shortlist for the 2017 Stanner Award has been announced, with four outstanding finalists now vying for the unique prize.

Held biennially, this award is presented by AIATSIS to the best academic manuscript written by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander author.

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and Aboriginal Studies Press extend their warm congratulations to the following shortlisted entries.

  • ‘Where’s all the community? Kinship, mobility and identity revisited in Aboriginal Melbourne.’ Dr Julie Andrews
  • ‘FASD: From isolation to inclusion in Australian schools.’ Dr Deonne Basaraba
  • ‘Kin and Knowledge: the meaning and acquisition of Indigenous Ecological Knowledge in the lives of young Aboriginal people in Central Australia.’ Dr Josie Douglas
  • ‘The Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship: A story of a dynamic Christian movement in Australia, 1970-1995.’ Dr Maxine Knapp

AIATSIS CEO, Craig Ritchie, commended the strength of this year’s entries.

“The record number of entries in the 2017 round is a great reflection of the research that’s being undertaken by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholars. All of the entries apply and articulate the knowledge and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, with many making an important contribution to their respective fields,” Mr Ritchie said.

The winner of the Stanner Award will be announced on 10 August 2017.

The winner will receive a glass sculpture by award-winning artist Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, $5,000 in prize money, mentoring and editorial support from AIATSIS Aboriginal Studies Press to bring the manuscript to a publishable standard, and publication of the manuscript by Aboriginal Studies Press.

The judges for the 2017 Stanner Award are:

  • Professor Duncan Ivison (USyd);
  • Professor Lynette Russell (Monash); and 
  • Professor Juanita Sherwood (USyd).

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