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Professor Orly Clerge selected as a finalist for the 2019 C. Wright Mills Award

Professor Orly Clerge was selected as a finalist for the 2019 C. Wright Mills Award for her book, The New Noir: Race, Identity and Diaspora in Black Suburbia. 

The C. Wright Mills Award is one of the most prestigious, coveted, and competitive awards given in the social sciences. The demanding criteria used to select the book include:

  • Critically addresses an issue of contemporary public importance
  • Brings to the topic a fresh, imaginative perspective
  • Advances social scientific understanding of the topic 
  • Displays a theoretically informed view and empirical orientation
  • Evinces quality in style of writing
  • Explicitly or implicitly contains implications for courses of action


Congratulations, Orly!