Yale News: Timothy Snyder and Emily Erikson awarded MacMillan Center’s International Book Prizes

October 1, 2016

The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies has awarded book prizes to two Yale faculty members.

Emily Erikson, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, was awarded the Gaddis Smith International Book Prize for best first book for “Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757” (Princeton University Press, 2014). Timothy Snyder, the Bird White Housum Professor of History, received the Gustav Ranis International Book Prize for best book for “Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning”(Penguin Random House, 2015).

Established in 2004 to recognize the distinguished legacy of two former directors of the MacMillan Center, the prizes are awarded for books on international topics written by current Yale faculty members. Award recipients receive a research appointment at the MacMillan Center and a $10,000 research award over two years.

Read the full article at Yale News.