purpose is to recognize the best article by a junior scholar in the
ethnomusicological study of popular music published within the previous year
(in any publication).
Prize: A cash
prize in an amount decided annually by the PMSSEM chair; the amount will not
The prize may be withheld by the decision of the committee.
the purposes of this award, junior scholar is defined as any scholar,
regardless of employment status, who received his or her Ph.D. no more than
seven years prior to the submission year.
An applicant may send more than one article for consideration per year,
and may send items for consideration each year.
Award recipients are ineligible to compete for the award in subsequent
The selection committee shall be made up of three to four senior members of
PMSSEM, with members chosen for the next year's competition by the section at
its annual business meeting or by mail-in vote.The previous year’s winner
will be invited to serve on the committee if he or she now qualifies as a
senior member. For the purposes of this award, senior is defined as any
scholar, regardless of employment status, who received his or her Ph.D. more
than seven years prior to the submission deadline.
Application Process: Applicants should send a copy of his or her paper, in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org
by 12:00 PM (eastern time) on April 1st.
Benjamin R. Teitelbaum. "Saga's Sorrow: Femininities of Despair in the Music of Radical White Nationalism"
Manabe, Noriko. "Music
in Japanese Antinuclear Demonstrations: The Evolution of a Contentious Performance Model.” In The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 11, Issue 42,
No. 3, October 21, 2013.
"Hip-hop and Cultural Citizenship on
Kenya’s Swahili Coast"
Anthropology and Humanism, 36.2 (December 2011): 141-163.
Ritter, Jonathan. "Chocolate, Coconut, and Honey: Race,
Music, and the Politics of Hybridity in the Ecuadorian Black Pacific."
Popular Music and Society, 35.5 (December 2011): 571-592.
Sakakeeny, Matt. "'Under
the Bridge': An Orientation to Soundscapes in New Orleans."
Miller, Kiri. "Schizophonic
Performance: Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and Virtual Virtuosity."
Journal of the Society for American Music. 3(4):395-429,
(Co-recipient) Wallach, Jeremy. "Living
the Punk Lifestyle in Jakarta."
(Co-recipient) Novak, David. "2.5
x 6 Metres of Space: Japanese Music Coffeehouses and Experimental Practices of
Magdanz, Teresa. "'Sobre
las olas': Cultural Synecdoche of the Past."