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Call for Scholar and Award Nominations

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12th Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies
June 20-22, 2013
Site: Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC)
Host: MCTC Philosophy Club … Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Britches Scholar of the Year
Founded in 2010, ICAS recognizes one graduate student from around the world who is working theoretically and practically on advancing animal rights activism and/or alternatives to animal studies and research. If you are interested in being an ICAS Britches Scholar of the Year please send 1) a 500 to 1000 word statement detailing your accomplishments, academic work, advocacy, and academic and political goals, 2) three recommendation letters, and 3) your CV. The Scholars position is a one year appointment.

Tyke Scholar of the Year
Founded in 2010, ICAS recognizes one graduate student from around the world who is working theoretically and practically on advancing alternatives to violence, domestication, and/or animal entertainment. If you are interested in being an ICAS Tyke Scholar of the Year please send 1) a 500 to 1000 word statement detailing your accomplishments, academic work, advocacy, and academic and political goals, 2) three recommendation letters, and 3) your CV. The Scholars position is a one year appointment.

Hilda Scholar of the Year
Founded in 2012, ICAS recognizes one graduate student from around the world who is working theoretically and practically on advancing alternatives to the agricultural industrial complex, slaughterhouses, factory farms, dairy farms, and other exploitative violent agricultural practices used for food, clothes, medicine, and other nonhuman animal based products. If you are interested in being an ICAS Hilda Scholar of the Year please send 1) a 500 to 1000 word statement on your accomplishments, academic work, advocacy, and academic and political goals, 2) three recommendations, and 3) your CV. The position is a one year appointment.

Process and Responsibilities for Scholars:
-Deadline for Scholar submissions is April 15, 2013.
-You will receive notification by April 20, 2013.
-Awarded Scholars will be recognized at the Annual North American Conference on Critical Animal Studies.
-After being notified of your award, please send us a 220 word biography and picture of yourself, which will be posted with on our website.
-Scholars will be expected to send monthly updates on their work for during their one hear appointment for ICAS to post in our newsletter and on our website and blog.
-We strongly encourage all nominees to be present at the conference.

Please send scholar nominations and materials to:

Dr. Kimberly Socha / Co-Chair: kimberlyannsocha@gmail.com
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CALL FOR AWARD NOMINATIONS

-Critical Animal Studies Media of the Year – For outstanding media such as documentaries, films, books, visual art, operas, plays, and music in the field of critical animal studies. The media cannot be older than three years. We stress that critical animal studies includes any topic, issue, or concern (from environmentalism to prisoners’ rights) that promotes the protection, liberation, and freedom of animals in the world and is based not only on theory, but in practice as well. The media can come from any discipline or topic including, but not limited to, international studies, ethnic studies, gender studies, religion, sociology, environmentalism, critical animal studies, social work, biology, history, economics, public administration, criminology, philosophy, anthropology, chemistry, medicine, agriculture, political science, disability studies and information studies. To nominate media for this award, send the media to the address below (i.e. a book you are nominating).

-Critical Animal Studies Undergraduate Paper/Project/Thesis of the Year – Awarded to an undergraduate student who has written an outstanding paper/thesis that promotes, or who has established and organized a project that fosters animal protection, liberation, and freedom. We are strongly interested in projects that bridge the gap between academia and the surrounding community. To nominate an undergraduate student for this award, the nominator must write a one page letter and include the paper or write a one page detailed description of the project.

-Critical Animal Studies Graduate Paper/Project/Dissertation of the Year – Awarded to any graduate student working on a masters or doctorate degree who has written an outstanding paper/thesis that promotes, or who has established and organized a project that fosters animal protection, liberation, and freedom. We are strongly interested in projects that bridge the gap between academia and the surrounding community. To nominate a graduate student for this award, the nominator must write a one page letter and include the paper or write a one page detailed description of the project.

-Critical Animal Studies Faculty Paper/Project of the Year – Awarded to a faculty member conducting research or working at a college, university or institute who has written an outstanding paper that promotes, or who has established and organized a project that fosters, animal protection, liberation, and freedom. We are strongly interested in projects that bridge the gap between academia and the surrounding community. To nominate a professor for this award, the nominator must write a one page letter and include the paper or write a one page detailed description of the project.

Submitting Nominations:
-All nomination letters must be sent via e-mail as an MS Word document attachment of no more than one page with a: (1) a description of the project and person being nominated, (2) how it relates to critical animal studies, and, if applicable, (3) the details of when it was published, who published it, and ISSN or ISBN number. Individuals may nominate themselves.
-Deadline for award submissions is April 15, 2013.
-You will receive notification by April 20, 2013.
-All hardcopy media for nominations for Media of the Year, must be sent to the address below and a nomination letter must be sent via e-mail to icasnorthamerica@gmail.com.We strongly encourage all nominees to be present at the conference.

Mail hardcopy material for Media Award to:
Dr. Kimberly Socha
Normandale Community College
English Department
9700 France Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota, 55431, USA
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