The Herskovits Award is presented annually by the African Studies Association for the best scholarly work on Africa published in English during the previous year. Considered to be among the most prestigious awards for books about Africa, past winners have included highly regarded authors who rigorously examined an area of scholarly interest. The University of Michigan has two finalists for the 2013 award.

Derek Peterson 
Ethnic Patriotism and the East African Revival: A History of Dissent, c. 1935-1972
 (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2012)

Gabrielle Hecht
Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012).

For more information, visit the African Studies Association website.