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 institution of higher education during the two calendar years immediately preceding the next ASAUK Conference.
The Audrey Richards prize is an early mark of esteem for graduate work and is accompanied by a certificate and an attractive package of book and journal vouchers from the generosity of our publisher donors.
The 2020 winner:
Jacinta Muinde, University of Cambridge
‘An Economy of (Dis)Affection: Women-Headed Households, Cash Transfers and Matrilineal Relations in Kenya’s South Coast
Alexander Budd, The Open University
In Search of the Nigerian Pastoral Nollywood: and the Nigerian Creative Industrial System
Jake Christopher Richards, University of Cambridge
Liberated Africans and law in the South Atlantic c.1839 – 1871, Gonville and Cauis
Simukai Chigudu, University of Oxford
State of Emergency’: The Politics of Zimbabwe’s Cholera Outbreak, 2008-2009
Nicki Kindersley, Durham University
‘The Fifth Column? The Political Organization of Southern Sudanese Migrants in Khartoum, 1969-2005 (April 2016)
Clara Devlieger, University of Cambridge
‘People Who Need Rights’? Disability and the Pursuit of Value in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (May 2017)
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