Join us in congratulating Bill Bissell, associate professor of anthropology, whose book, Urban Design, Chaos, and Colonial Power in Zanzibar (Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2011) is a finalist for the African Studies Association’s 2012 Melville J. Herskovits Award.

The Herskovits Award is presented annually by the African Studies Association for the best scholarly work on Africa published in English during the previous year. Considered to be among the most prestigious awards for books about Africa, past winners have included highly regarded authors who rigorously examined an area of scholarly interest. The selection committee for the Herskovits Award consists of five senior scholars chosen to represent a broad spectrum the disciplines associated with the study of Africa.

Congratulations on this wonderful accomplishment!