2021 Diversity Section Innovation in Research Award

Award Title: Diversity Section Innovation in Research Award

2021 Diversity Section Awards Chairperson: Nerissa Brown (nerissab@illinois.edu)

Process for Establishing this Award: The Executive Committee of the Diversity Section (and the award Chairperson if one is appointed) will determine the purpose, criteria, eligibility, etc., for the award.

Purpose: The Diversity Section recognizes the importance of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Academy, the accounting profession, and in business. The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward faculty members who conduct research that advances knowledge and practices in the areas of diversity, inclusion, human equity, and social justice. The winner will be honored with a plaque and a monetary award.

Criteria: To be eligible for the award, the research must have been conducted within the past five years and must demonstrate new and spirited thinking.

Eligibility: Individual faculty members or a team of faculty are eligible. These parties can nominate themselves or others. Winners do not have to be members of the AAA Diversity Section to receive the plaque but must be members to receive the monetary award.

Nomination Procedures: To submit a nomination, email a pdf file of the nominated paper and an accompanying nomination letter to the Chair of the Awards Committee. Also include a contact person and address to whom the Award Committee can send requests for additional information. Papers not selected for the award may be re-submitted for nomination in subsequent years, subject to the five-year limitation.

Award Committee and Submission Instructions: Nominations will be evaluated by an Awards Committee appointed by the Diversity Section Awards Chairperson. Nominations must be emailed by March 1, 2021 to the Chair of the Awards Committee: Nerissa Brown nerissab@illinois.edu.
Presentation of Award: The Award will be presented during the Diversity Section Business Meeting and Lunch at the AAA Annual Meeting in August.

Letter from the President

Norma Montague
2020-2021 Section President


My name is Norma Ramirez Montague, and I am honored to assume the role of the Diversity Section President for 2020-2021. As you well know, the Diversity Section's longstanding goals encompass the creation and dissemination of knowledge as it relates to diversity and inclusion in the accounting and accounting education fields via the promotion of excellence in research, teaching, and practice. As thought leaders in diversity and inclusion, we should strive to achieve those goals in new and innovative ways. In that spirit, I would like to announce the launch of a new two-year initiative for the Diversity Section to build upon our predecessors' tremendous efforts.

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