CUFA Awards

2020 CUFA Awards

CUFA offers awards to recognize the contributions to research in the social studies education. CUFA currently offers three awards:

  • Kipchoge Neftali Kirkland Social Justice (KSJ) Award (2020 Call for Nominations; Deadline: Friday, October 30, 2020 11:59 pm Pacific Time)
  • National Technology Leadership Initiative (NTLI) Fellowship Award (2020 Call for Nominations; Deadline: Monday, October 26, 2020 11:59 pm Pacific Time)
  • Early Career Award (2020 Call for Nominations; Extended Deadline: Sunday, October 4, 2020 11:59 pm Pacific Time)

In addition, the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) offers the Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education (FASSE) to support research and classroom application projects which improve social studies education and promote engaged, effective citizens.


Calls for CUFA award nominations take place with proposal submissions to Annual Meeting (typically March) and then again through the CUFA listserv in the fall (typically September). Self-nominations are encouraged. Reviewers use a rubric to make award decisions and that rubric is included in the Call for Nominations.

CUFA awards are reviewed by a panel of member volunteers. The call for reviewers occurs in summer and the review takes place in September and October. Reviewers are publicly acknowledged on this page. You can volunteer to be a 2020 reviewer here.

Please direct questions to the current CUFA awards chair:

Chris Martell, UMass Boston, christopher.martell@umb.edu

 

2020 CUFA Awards Reviewers

In the fall of 2020, the following members served on review panels for the CUFA Awards.

 

Jason Allen, Shepherd University

Christina Aulino, University of Florida

Cathy A.R. Brant, Rowan University

Kristy Brugar, University of Oklahoma

Margaret Crocco, Michigan State University

ArCasia James-Gallaway, Texas A&M University

Kurt Johnson, Brigham Young University–Hawaii

Denisha Jones, Sarah Lawrence College

Lauren Harris, Arizona State University

Mark Helmsing, George Mason University

Noreen Naseem Rodriguez, Iowa State University

Piotr T. Nowakowski, Rzeszów University

Maribel Santiago, University of Washington

Sandra Schmidt, Teachers College

Ashley Taylor Jaffee, James Madison University

Brenda M. Trofanenko, Acadia University

Amanda Vickery, University of North Texas

Elizabeth Washington, University of Florida


CUFA 2020 Award Winners

 

National Technology Leadership Initiative Fellowship Award

 

The NTLI Award recognizes an exemplary paper related to technology in social studies education presented at the CUFA Annual Meeting.

 

Lauren McArthur Harris

(Arizona State University)

 

Catharyn Shelton

(Northern Arizona University)

 

Leanna Archambault

(Arizona State University)

 

Kipchoge Neftali Kirkland Social Justice Award

 

The Kipchoge Neftali Kirkland Social Justice Award recognizes an exemplary paper presented at the CUFA Annual Meeting that makes a distinguished and significant contribution to promoting social justice in educational research and teaching.

 

Kristen Duncan

(Clemson University)

Early Career Award 

The Early Career Award, made to a scholar in the early stages of their career, recognizes a significant impact on the field of social studies education, which may include exemplary research/scholarship, teacher preparation, professional development, curriculum development, and/or community work.

 

Alexander Cuenca

(Indiana University)