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Human Development &
Capability Association

Agency, Well-Being and Justice

Call for Nominations: The Suraj Mal and Shyama Devi Agarwal book prize

March 15, 2018 –Deadline for receiving the books

The International Association for Feminist Economics announces The Suraj Mal and Shyama Devi Agarwal Book Prize to be awarded biennially for a work of original scholarship in the field of feminist economics.

The prize has been established by Bina Agarwal (IAFFE’s first President from the Global South) to honor her late parents, who, throughout their lives and with great generosity, supported young women to pursue their dreams of higher education, and chart out a path of intellectual excellence.

The prize will recognize books that demonstrate new pathways in theory, methodology, empirical analysis, or policy, on any aspect of gender and the economy, and relating to any part of the world. All books in English, including interdisciplinary ones, but within the broad ambit of gender and the economy, will be considered, regardless of the author’s disciplinary background. Single or dual-authored books are eligible, but not multi-authored or edited volumes, or textbooks.

The prize will carry an honorarium of $1000 and a citation describing the book’s merits. An additional amount (up to $1500) will be available to cover the prizewinner’s expenses to attend the award ceremony at the IAFFE annual conference. The prizewinner will be invited to make a presentation or participate in a conference event on the book’s subject. For a dual-authored book, the prize will be split between authors, and the travel support shared.

For the inaugural prize, to be awarded at the 2019 IAFFE Annual Conference, books published in the calendar years 2016 and 2017 are eligible. Nominators can be publishers, authors, or other interested parties. For more information regarding the nomination process and to download the Nomination form go to
March 15, 2018 –Deadline for receiving the books

Agarwal Prize Contact Person
Andrea Collins
Business Manager & Conference Coordinator
International Association for Feminist Economics Fax: +1 866 257 8304

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