The ABS Past Presidents’ Book Award is presented to any published monographic (single or multiple authored, including edited) book in the social and natural sciences, and humanities involving original research on borders, borderlands and border regions, and reviewed in the Journal of Borderlands Studies.
2013 Gold Award
Gabriel Popescu, “Bordering and Ordering the Twenty-first Century: Understanding Borders”. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, Inc., 2012.
An excellent classification of borders as viewed by various disciplines as well as providing a framework to understanding the changing nature of borders.
2013 Silver Award
Gerard Toal & Carl T. Dahlman, “Bosnia Remade: Ethnic Cleansing and its Reversal”. Oxford University Press, 2011.
Bosnia Remade is an authoritative account of ethnic cleansing and its partial undoing in the Bosnian wars from 1990 to the present.
2013 Bronze Award
Jennifer Wawrzinek & J. K. S. Makokha, eds. “Negotiating Afropolitanism: Essays on Borders and Spaces in Contemporary African Literature and Folklore”. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011.
These essays offer innovative and fresh critical perspectives on postcolonial themes within contemporary Africa
The Gold Award consists of a plaque, a certificate and a year’s free membership in ABS. Also, the winner of the 2013 Gold Award will chair the ABS book award committee for 2014 and be the ABS guest and keynote speaker at the annual meeting in Albuquerque,New Mexico.
2013 Award Committee Members
Chair: Dr. Joseph Nevins, Associate Professor of Geography and Chair of Earth, Science and Geography, Vassar College, Gold Award 2012
Professor and ABS Past President David J. Molina, University of North Texas
Professor and ABS Past President Stephen Mumme, Colorado State University
Professor and ABS Past President JimPeach, New Mexico State University