The SHF x Cultural Studies Award is a collaboration between the Stuart Hall Foundation and the Routledge, Taylor & Francis journal Cultural Studies

Established in 2017, the award seeks to recognise the article by an early career scholar that best captures, and/or makes the most significant contribution to, cultural studies as Stuart Hall envisioned it:

  • a rigorous intellectual investigation in the service of political struggle and transformation
  • that engages in a self–reflective conversation between theory and empirical realities 
  • that starts with the contingency of actually existing relations and structures to ask how they were made and whether and how they could be made differently
  • that accepts the complexity of any context or phenomenon, and refuses any form of reductionism
  • that thinks contextually about the contexts of lived realities

Articles that fulfil the criteria are shortlisted by the Cultural Studies editors from papers published in the annual volume of the journal. The shortlist is then evaluated by a panel comprising members of the Stuart Hall Foundation’s Scholarship & Fellowships Sub-Committee, and the Cultural Studies Editors-in-Chief.

For more information and submission guidelines, please visit the Taylor and Francis website.

SHF x Cultural Studies Award winners

2020: Jamie Hakim, The Rise of Chemsex: Queering Collective Intimacy in Neoliberal London, (Volume 33, Issue 2)

2019: Eduardo Restrepo, Talks and disputes of racism in Colombia after multiculturalism, (Volume 32, Issue 3)

2018: Bohyeong Kim, Think rich, feel hurt: the critique of capitalism and the production of affect in the making of financial subjects in South Korea (Volume 31, Issue 5)

2017: Laura Junka-Aikio, Can the Sámi speak Now? Deconstructive research ethos and the debate on who is a Sámi in Finland, (Volume 30, Issue 2)

Read more about the winning authors on our Scholars and Fellows page.

Top Image (left to right) – Cultural Studies cover art: (Volume 32, Issue 3) – cover artist, Hirofumi Ito, (Volume 33, Issue 2) – cover artist, J.P. Kim, (Volume 31, Issue 5).