The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at The University of Texas School of Law extends a call for papers for the Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on Gender and Human Rights. The $1,000 prize will be awarded to the winner of an interdisciplinary writing competition on international human rights and women. The prize is made possible by a donation from University of Texas linguistics professor Robert King in honor of the work of Audre Rapoport, who has spent many hours dedicated to the advancement of women in the United States and internationally, particularly on issues of reproductive health. It is also meant to further the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center's mission to serve as a focal point for critical, interdisciplinary analysis and practice of human rights and social justice. Previous winning papers can be viewed below.
TOPIC: The scope of the topic is broad. Papers, from any discipline, that address gender and human rights from an international, transnational, or comparative perspective are welcome. The selection committee will be multidisciplinary and international, comprising faculty from areas such as law, anthropology, literature, and government.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, an author must either be an enrolled student or have graduated from a university within the past year
PRIZE: The winner will receive a $1,000 prize. The winning paper will be published on the Center's website. If the winning paper has not been published elsewhere, it will also be published in the Rapoport Center's Working Paper Series. A second-place prize might also be awarded, including consideration for publication in the Working Paper Series.
For more information, submission details and judgement criteria see the full call for papers linked below.