2017 Nancy Baym Book Award & Dissertation Award

by | Feb 22, 2017 | Awards, Conferences

The Association of Internet Researchers has made slight changes to the submission criteria for both the Nancy Baym Book Award and the Dissertation Award. Specific details on how to submit is forthcoming.

Nancy Baym Book Award

The Nancy Baym Annual Book Award seeks to recognize the best work in the field of Internet Studies. In doing so, the award helps to highlight the breadth of work that is done relating to the social and cultural dimensions of networked media. The award includes a cash prize and an invitation to present the work at the annual IR conference.

To be eligible for the award:

  1. The book must be authored or co-authored as a monograph and must explore a single topic (edited collections are not eligible).
  2. All of the book’s authors must be current members of AoIR at the time of submission (April 15, 2017). Memberships may be purchased here.
  3. The book must have been published between January 1 and December 31, 2016.

Each book should be accompanied by an emailed letter of nomination. Self-nominations from AoIR members are welcome. The letter of nomination, which must be written by a current member of AoIR, should outline:

  • How the book contributes to AoIR’s intellectual community.
  • The book’s unique contributions and overall strengths.
  • If not a self-nomination, the letter should also include a statement that the nominated author has been contacted prior to its submission and accepts the nomination.

Books submitted without a meaningful nomination letter outlining both the strengths of the book and the book’s contribution to the AoIR community to AoIR will not be eligible.

Dissertation Award

The Association of Internet Researchers Dissertation Award was established in 2012 to recognize the work of emerging scholars in the field of Internet research.

Submissions Details:

  • A nomination letter that explains why the dissertation is deserving of the award
  • How it contributes to internet research
  • A PDF copy of the dissertation should be emailed
  • The graduate or their supervisor must be a member of AoIR as of date of submission (April 15, 2017).
  • Self-nominations are permitted
  • Filed in 2016 (meaning fully defended, all edits complete, filed/published with a 2016 copyright)

The recipient of this award will be announced in the summer. In addition to winning a cash prize, the individual will also be invited to present their research in a session at AoIR 2017 in Tartu, Estonia, 18-21 October 2017.