Ed A Hewett Book Prize

The Ed A Hewett Book Prize, established in 1994 and sponsored by the University of Michigan Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, is awarded annually for an outstanding monograph on the political economy of Russia, Eurasia and/or Eastern Europe, published in the previous year. The Hewett Prize carries a cash award and is presented at the ASEEES Annual Convention.

Ed Hewett was a distinguished alumnus of the University of Michigan, (PhD, economics), a prominent scholar, a fine colleague, and an internationally respected member of the field. The Hewett Book Prize was established in 1994 in his honor to recognize and encourage the high standard of scholarship that he so admirably advanced in the area of his interests, and was sponsored by the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research from 1994 to 2012.

 2019 Hewett Book Prize Winner

Artemy M. Kalinovsky, Laboratory of Socialist Development: Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan (Cornell University Press 

Rules of eligibility for the Hewett book prize competition are as follows:

    • The copyright date inside the book must list the previous calendar year as the date of publication (for example, the book must have been published in 2019 to be eligible for the 2020 competition).
    • Only works originally published in English in the form of monographs, chapters in books, or substantial articles preferably by a single author, or by no more than two authors, are eligible.
    • Works must be on the political economy of Russia, Eurasia and/or Eastern Europe.
    • Textbooks, translations, bibliographies, and reference works are ineligible. Self-published works are also ineligible.

Fill out and submit this form to notify the Association of your intent to nominate a publication for ASEEES prizes. New for 2020: books may only be nominated for two prizes (eg this prize and one other.)

Send one copy of eligible monograph to each Committee member (see addresses below) AND to the ASEEES main office (address in the footnote). The nomination form must be submitted by no later than April 15. And books must be received by no later than May 15. (Books not received by the deadline may not be considered.)

Submissions should be clearly marked “Hewett Book Prize Nomination.” If you would like to receive an acknowledgment that your nomination was received please enclose with the copy mailed to the ASEEES main office a note with your e-mail address or a self-addressed stamped envelope or a postcard.

Please direct questions to Mary Arnstein (ASEEES Communications Coordinator) at newsnet@pitt.edu

The winner of the Hewett Book Prize will be chosen by the following scholars:

 Gerald Easter, Boston College, 2019-2021
(mailing address): 
Gerald M. Easter
Department of Political Science
McGuinn Hall
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Doug Rogers, Yale U, 2019-2021
(mailing address):
Douglas Rogers
Yale University
Department of Anthropology
10 Sachem Street
New Haven, CT 06511-3707

Sarah Wilson Sokhey, U of Colorado, 2020-2022
(mailing address):
Sarah Wilson Sokhey
333 UCB
Department of Political Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309