Sexuality Studies Association – Association d'études de la sexualité

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The Thomas Waugh Emerging Scholar Award

Thomas Waugh Headshot

In honour of Dr. Thomas Waugh (Professor Emeritus, Concordia University) and his distinguished career of mentorship and advocacy for sexuality studies scholars.


  • PhD Students
  • Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Recent graduates from PhD program (less than 3 years) in non-continuing academic appointments


  • $500
  • Free registration to Congress and the SSA conference
  • Your paper will be highlighted in the conference program as The Thomas Waugh Emerging Scholar Award winning paper.

Nomination Deadline

  • Self-nominate at time of abstract submission by indicating your wish to be considered for the award on your submission.
  • Full single-author conference paper submissions due 30 April 2024.

Previous Recipients

  • Melanie Fishbane, Western University, 2023
  • Ian Liujia Tian, University of Toronto, 2022
  • Chido Muchemwa, University of Toronto, 2021
  • Dr. Emma McKenna, University of Ottawa, 2020