CUFA Awards

2021 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 (2021 Call for Nominations; Deadline: Friday, October 29, 2021 11:59 pm Pacific Time)
  • National Technology Leadership Initiative (NTLI) Fellowship Award (2021 Call for Nominations; Deadline: Friday, October 29, 2021 11:59 pm Pacific Time)
  • Early Career Award (2021 Call for Nominations; Deadline: Monday, September 20, 2021 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 2021 reviewer here.

Please direct questions to the current CUFA awards chair:

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

 

2021 CUFA Awards Reviewers
In the fall of 2021, the following members served on review panels for the CUFA Awards.
Jason Allen, Shepherd University
Christina Aulino, University of Florida
Kristy Brugar, University of Oklahoma
Alex Cuenca, Indiana University
Mark Helmsing, George Mason University
Kurt Johnson, Brigham Young University–Hawaii
Lauren McArthur Harris, Arizona State University
Paula McAvoy, North Carolina State University
Elizabeth Washington, University of Florida
Piotr T. Nowakowski, Rzeszów University
Sandra Schmidt, Teachers College
Travis Seay, Missouri State University
Rachel Talbert, George Washington University
Ashley Taylor Jaffee, James Madison University
Brenda M. Trofanenko, Acadia University
Dean Vesperman, University of Wisconsin–River Falls
Amanda Vickery, University of North Texas

CUFA 2021 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.



Sarah McGrew (University of Maryland) & Joel Breakstone (Stanford University)

Paper: Civic Online Reasoning Across the Curriculum: Developing and Testing the Efficacy of Digital
Literacy Lessons

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.


ArCasia D. James-Gallaway
(Texas A&M University)
Paper: A Black Woman Social Studies Educator’s Fight to be Seen, Heard, & Heeded


Denisha Jones (Sarah Lawrence College) & Sarah A. Mathews (Florida International University)
Paper: The 13-Guiding Principles of Black Lives Matter at School as a Framework for Cultural Citizenship: Tales from the Classroom

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.


Noreen Naseem Rodríguez
(University of Colorado Boulder)