Donald E. Pease Awarded the ASA's Bode-Pearson Prize for Outstanding Contributions in American Studies

The Carl Bode-Norman Holmes Pearson Prize honors lifetime achievement in and contribution to the field of American Studies. Each year's prize committee is instructed to consider afresh the meaning of a "lifetime contribution to American Studies." The definitions of terms like "contribution" and even of "American Studies" remain open, healthily contested, and thus renewed.

The 2012 prizewinner is Donald Pease, Dartmouth College.