Call for Applications – Skendi Book Prize

The Stavro Skendi Book Prize for Achievement in Albanian Studies is presented every year to the best book making a contribution to, and advancing research in Albanian Studies. Albanian Studies is a broadly defined field of study which includes original-scholarly work which furthers understanding of Albanian societies across geo-political borders, time periods, and disciplinary confines. The Prize committee will consider single-case studies, original research, comparative research, and any theoretical and empirical contributions pertinent to the area of Albanian Studies. Nominated books must be in English. They must have been published within three years prior to the year of the award. Books may be nominated by the author or other scholars.

To nominate a book please send an email to Dr. Nevila Pahumi, Chair of Albanian Book Prize Committee at indicating the name of the author and the title of the book nominated. Note that author nominees must be members of the SAS at the time of the book’s nomination. Please include the following documents: 1) a one paragraph summary of the work; 2) the date, place and name of the publisher; 3) a short bio of the author; and 4) the PDF version of the book. Alternatively, you may send print copies of the book to all committee members at the addresses indicated below. The nomination and supporting documents should be sent before the deadline of June 30, 2023. The committee will make the selection and notify the recipient of the award by October 10, 2023. The Award will be formally presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) in 2023.

Book Prize Committee Members:

Dr. Nevila Pahumi, librarian, Chair

Library of Congress

Latin American, Caribbean & European Division- MS 4830

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Washington DC 20540-4830


Dr. Ermira Danaj, researcher, Committee Member

Gender Expert at the European Commission Knowledge Hub on Gender, Human Rights and Disabilities

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Dr. Gëzim Krasniqi, Lecturer in Nationalism and Political Sociology, Committee Member

MSc Nationalism in Global Perspective Programme Co-Director, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

Room 1.01, 22 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LF