The African American Culture & Philosophy Award
The African American Studies and Research Center at Purdue University is devoted to the theoretical and practical encouragement of themes of identity and community as they pertain to the African American experience. To foster dialogue on these issues, the Center has sponsored annual conferences devoted to critical discussion of the development and implementation of concepts of community and identity.
In that regard, the African American Culture and Philosophy Award has been created in honor of a scholar who has devoted their work to the clarification and development of critical issues in African American Culture and Philosophy that have contributed to intellectual and social community building.
The award recognizes work that critically challenges our society's assumptions of what it means to be human, as well as work that compels reevaluation of methodological assumptions involved in the study of communal experiences in the African American context. in addition to scholarship, the African American Studies and Research Center recognizes that such work can also include a career of service to the African American Community.
The award is presented annually during the African American Culture and Philosophy Symposium.
RECIPIENTS for 2011
2011 Dr. Kim D. Butler & Dr. Gwendolyn Midlo-Hall
2010 Not Awarded
2009 Dr. Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
2008 Joint Symposium No Award
2007 Joint Symposium No Award
2006 Not Awarded
2005 The Purdue Black Caucus of Faculty and Staff
2004 Delores Aldridge, Sociology & African American Studies and James Stewart, Economics & African American Studies
2003 Joint Symposium, No Award
2002 Leonard Harris
2001 Charles Mills
2000 Darlene Clark Hine, History/African American Studies
1999 Jesse Taylor, Philosophy/African American Studies
1998 Not Awarded
1997 Joy Ann James, Political Science/African American Studies
1996 William R. Jones, Political Science/African American Studies