We are very pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Book Completion Award. Out of 177 impressive applications, 10 top-ranked proposals were chosen for a full awards and 19 runners-up were selected. Each proposal was carefully peer-reviewed by a large team of CUNY faculty and administrators. Congratulations to all of the awardees, and thank you to everyone who submitted an application!

Awardees

Cristina Leon Alfar
Hunter College
Book title: “The Selected Correspondence of Elizabeth and Anthony Bourne, with Mistress Bourne’s Complaint to the Privy Council and A Critical Introduction”

Cynthia Chris
College of Staten Island
Book title: “The Indecent Screen: Regulating Television in the Twenty-First Century”

Andrew Connolly
Hostos Community College
Book title: “Philip Roth and the American Liberal Tradition”

Alyshia Galvez
Lehman College
Book title: “Eating NAFTA: Trade and Food Policies and the Destruction of Mexico”

Mary Gatta
Guttman Community College
Book title: “Living and Dying in Economic Insecurity: Aging in Low Wage Work”

Richard Haw
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Book title: “Engineering America: The Life and Times of John A. Roebling”

Robert McDougall
New York City College of Technology
Book title: “Righting Health Policy: How Kant Shows Us Why Bioethics Needs Political Philosoph”

Elissa Nelson
Bronx Community College
Book title: “The Breakfast Club: Youth Identity and Generational Conflict in the Golden Age of the Teen Film”

Andrea Silva
York College
Book title: “Paratextual Remediation in the Early English Book Trade”

Terri Watson
The City College of New York
Book title: “The Schools We Need”

Runner-Ups

Siraj Ahmed
Lehman College
Book title: “Archaeology of Babel: The Colonial Foundation of the Humanities”

Matt Brim
College of Staten Island
Book title: “Poor Queer Studies”

Darryl Brock
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Book title: “Botanical Monroe Doctrine and American Empire: The Scientific Survey of Puerto Rico”

Enrique Chavez-Arvizo
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Book title: “Descartes on Animal Sentience”

Jennifer Delfino
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Book title: “Negotiating Achievements: Language, Race, and Schooling Experiences Among African American Preadolescents”

Marit Dewhurst
The City College of New York
Book title: “Art and Identity: Bridging Difference Through the Arts”

Sean Edgecomb
The College of Staten Island
Book title: “Funding for Indexing and ATHE Conference Travel for my first monograph.”

Jillian Hess
Bronx Community College
Book title: “Archival Forms: Commonplace Books, Scrapbooks, and other Nineteenth-Century Technologies”

Orlando Justo
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Book title: “Following Art Between Passion and Patience: Critical Essays on Contemporaary Cuban Art”

Juhgah Kim
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Book title: “Race, Empire, and the National Identity: Aesthetics and the Politics of Representation in Asian American Literature”

Andrea Morrel
Guttman Community College
Book title: “Prison Town: Race, Work, and Making the Carceral State in Upstate New York”

Catherine Nordenson
The City College of New York
Book title: “DEPOSITIONS: Cultura and the Counsel of Roberto Burle Marx”

Julia Miele Rodas
Bronx Community College
Book title: “Fahrenheit 851”

Jane Mooney
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Book title: “Bringing Criminology to Life: Theory in Place, Time and Context”

Don Selby
The College of Staten Island
Book title: “Making Human Rights in Thailand”

Nicolaus Smith
The City College of New York
Book title: “Resisting Rights: Vigilantism and the Contradictions of Democratic State Formation in Post-Apartheid South Africa”

Gregory Smithsimon
Brooklyn College
Book title: “Liberty Road: Black Middle-Class Suburbs Between Civil Rights and Neoliberalism”

Karen Stern-Gabbay
Brooklyn College
Book title: “Writing on the Wall: Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity”

Denise Thompson
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Book title: “Disaster Risk Governance in Resource poor developing countries – A Comparative Assessment”