Family & Child Studies

Wiley Prize in Family Studies

Wiley Prize in Family Studies

Wiley Prize in Family Studies: The Alexis Walker Award

Wiley is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Alexis Walker award. This biannual prize provides an award of $5,000 to acknowledge excellence in family studies scholarship. The Award is given as recognition of any distinguished contribution to path-breaking new research or innovative theory development in the family studies field. Any article published in a Wiley journal in 2013 or 2014 is eligible for the award.

Please click here to download the application materials and checklist. Submissions should be made by email to Margaret Zusky, Wiley Publisher in Family Studies, at Deadline: September 1st, 2015

Alexis Walker held the Petersen Chair in Gerontology and Family Studies at Oregon State University, where she served as Co-Director of the School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences. She was a visionary and eminent leader in Family Studies, known for the vitality and interdisciplinarity she brought to the scholarship of aging, families, feminism, gender, and health.

In 2013, there were two winners for the best research in the Family Studies field published in a Wiley Journal
Linda M. Burton
Low Income Mothers as ‘Othermothers’ to Their Romantic Partners’ Children: Women Co-parenting in Multiple Partner Fertility Relationships
Published in Family Process, 51:3

Ingrid Arnet Connidis
Interview and Memoir: Complementary Narratives on the Family Ties of Gay Adults
Published in Journal of Family Theory & Review, 4:2

Congratulations Dr. Burton and Dr. Connidis.