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The award was established through a generous founding contribution from Oliva Espin, a long time AWP member and feminist scholar. It was Oliva’s desire to recognize the work of feminists who are making important contributions to practice, education and training, and/or scholarship in the areas of (a) Gender and Immigration and (b) Ethnicity, Religion, and Sexual Orientation. Oliva’s life long contributions to each of these areas of feminist practice and scholarship have been significant. AWP is pleased to partner with Oliva to recognize and support ongoing work in these important areas. Nominations and submissions may be made on the basis of noteworthy contributions to (a) practice, (b) education and training, and/or (c) scholarship (presented, published, or unpublished but in APA-style publication-ready format) in one of the following two areas: Gender and Immigration or the intersection of Ethnicity, Religion, and Sexual Orientation.
The inaugural award, in the area of Gender and Immigration, was presented at the 2008 AWP conference in San Diego. Subsequent awards have been made for work on Gender and Immigration OR the Intersection of Ethnicity, Religion, and Sexual Orientation, generally on an alternating basis.
All nominations, submissions, and supporting documentation must be received via email attachment (MS Word or PDF) by the date indicated. Direct materials and questions to Michele C. Boyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-234-5099. Submissions will be reviewed by a committee of AWP members.
Deadline: May 31st annually.
The Award will be announced at the AWP/SWP Awards Party during the APA Convention and the recipient will be invited to present at the next AWP Annual Conference.
Award: A $250 cash prize will be awarded. The recipient will be invited to present at the Annual AWP Conference.
Donations: Individuals wishing to contribute to the Oliva Espin Award fund (to help sustain cash prizes) can do so by sending a check payable to AWP (in the note area indicate ‘Oliva Espin Award’) to Michele C. Boyer, Department of CDCSEP, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809. Oliva will be notified of your gift.
2017 – No award given
2016 – Sel J. Hwahng, Bennett Allen, Cathy Zadoretzky, Hannah Barber, Courtney McKnight, and Don DesJarlais
2015 – Alison Cerezo, Alijandro Morales, Danielle Quintero, and Stephanie Rothman
2014 – No award given
2013 – Beverly Greene
2012 – Elma Lorenzo-Blanco
2011 – No award given
2010 – Ada L. Sinacore
2009 – Ann Fischer and Kurt DeBord
2008 – Inaugural Award – Oksana Yakushko