Each year at its fall conference the Communal Studies Association presents awards to individuals and organizations who have contributed to the field of communal studies. Not every award is presented each year. Members and the public are invited to recommend qualified persons.
Distinguished Scholar Award
This award honors those persons who have contributed greatly to the study of communal societies past and present.
Donald Durnbaugh Starting Scholar Award
This award is designed to encourage and recognize new authors in the field of communal studies.
Donald E. Pitzer Distinguished Service Award
This award recognizes those persons who have contributed greatly to the organization’s work and/or support of the field of communal studies.
Gina Walker Outstanding Project Award
This award is for non-print projects or other contributions generally attributed to multiple participants, completed within the previous two years.
Timothy Miller Outstanding Book Award
An award for a single published book, popular or scholarly.
Outstanding Publication Article Award
An award for a single published article, popular or scholarly.
For further information about any CSA Award, or to submit recommendation materials, please contact the specific award committee chair or: