Since 1976, the Association of American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Awards) have recognized the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by celebrating the authors, editors, and publishers whose landmark works have made significant advancements in their respective fields of study each year.
The prestigious R.R. Hawkins Award has been presented to the most outstanding work among each year’s entries since its inception in 1976. Experiments in Skin: Race and Beauty in the Shadows of Vietnam by Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu (Duke University Press) won the 2022 R.R. Hawkins Award. Past Hawkins winners include Ancient Maya Politics: A Political Anthropology of the Classic Period 150–900 CE by Simon Martin (Cambridge University Press) in 2021; Leonardo da Vinci Rediscovered by Carmen C. Bambach (Yale University Press) in 2020; Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President by Kathleen Hall Jamieson (Oxford University Press) in 2019; Arcadian Library Online, by The Arcadian Library/Bloomsbury Publishing (Bloomsbury Publishing) in 2018; Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 by Carlos M.N. Eire (Yale University Press) in 2017; and several other esteemed works.
Judged by peer publishing professionals, librarians, and medical professionals since 1976, the PROSE Awards are truly unique thanks to the extraordinary breadth and depth of the submitted works.