Past Recipients

Timothy Miller Outstanding Publication Award Book


  • 2023 – Stewart Davenport, “Sex and Sects:  The Story of Mormon Polygamy, Shaker Celibacy, and Oneida Complex Marriage”
  • 2022 – Amy Hart, “Fourierist Communities of Reform:  The Social Networks of Nineteenth Century Female Reformers”
  • 2021 – Joshua Lockyer, “Seeing Like a Commons: Eighty Years of Intentional Community Building and Commons Stewardship in Celo, North Carolina”
  • 2020 – Helen Zuman, “Mating in Captivity: A Memoir”


  • 2019 – Kathleen Fernandez, “Zoar: The Story of an Intentional Community”
  • 2018 – Anthony Wonderley, “Oneida Utopia: A Community Searching for Human Happiness and Prosperity.” Cornell University Press.
  • 2017 – Ma’ikwe Ludwig, “Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption”
  • 2016 – Shawn David Young, Gray Sabbath: “Jesus People USA, Evangelical Left, and the Evolution of Christian Rock“
  • 2015 – Benjamin Zeller, “Heaven’s Gate: America’s UFO Religion”
  • 2014 – Carol Medlicott, “Issachar Bates: A Shaker’s Journey”
  • 2013 – Yossi Katz, and John Lehr , “Inside the Ark: The Hutterites in Canada”
  • 2012 – Donald E. Pitzer (author), and Darryl D. Jones (photographer), “New Harmony Then and Now.”
  • 2011 – Rod Janzen and Max Stanton, “The Hutterites in North America.”
  • 2010 – Mario De Pillis and Christian Goodwillie, “Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection”


  • 2009 – James Kopp, “Eden Within Eden: Oregon’s Utopian Heritage” (joint) Tim Hodgdon, “Manhood in the Age of Aquarius”
  • 2007 – M. Stephen Miller, “Of Shaker Lands and Shaker Hands”
  • 2005 – Glendyne R. Wergland,One Shaker Life: Isaac Newton Youngs, 1793-1865
  • 2004 – Kathleen Fernandez, A Singular People: Images of Zoar, Kent State University Press
  • 2004 – Rod Janzen, The Rise and Fall of Synanon: A California Utopia, Johns Hopkins University Press
  • 2003 – Elizabeth De Wolfe, “Shaking the Faith: Women, Family, and Mary Marshall Dyer’s Anti-Shaker Campaign,” 1815-1867, Palgrave Press
  • 2002 – Steven D. Reschly, The Amish on the Iowa Prairie, 1840-1910. John Hopkins University Press
  • 2001 – Laura Wilson, Hutterites of Montana. Yale University Press