Dr Audrey Richards, CBE (1899–1984) was a pioneering British social anthropologist who worked mainly in sub-Saharan Africa, notably Zambia, South Africa and Uganda. She held lectureships and directorships at LSE, Witwatersrand, Makerere, and Cambridge. She was the Second President of ASAUK.
The Audrey Richards Prize is awarded biennially for the best doctoral thesis in African Studies which has been successfully examined in a British institute of higher education during the two calendar years immediately preceding the next ASAUK Conference. So the next prize will be for theses examined between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2017.
The prize is something which will enhance any graduate’s CV and is accompanied by a certificate and an attractive package of book and journal vouchers from the generosity of our publisher donors. The winner of the 2016 Prize was Jesse Zink of the University of Cambridge, with two runners up: Maggie Dwyer and Rebecca Jones of the Universities of Edinburgh and Birmingham respectively (see below).
The runners-up were:
The runners-up were:2012