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The Clyde Snow Social Justice Award

Dr. Clyde Snow, a prominent Oklahoman, and an internationally known anthropologist and forensic scientist, committed his knowledge and skills to the pursuit of social justice through the recovery and identification of victims of human rights abuses around the world.

In recognition of his global impact, to honor the legacy of his transformative work, and to support the grassroots social justice work of other activists seeking justice for those whose human rights have been violated, the Center for Social Justice, part of the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at the University of Oklahoma, established the Clyde Snow Social Justice Award in 2012. The first award was given to Dr. Snow himself (click on sidebar link to read more about Dr. Snow), with subsequent awards being given every two years. Follow the links in the sidebar to learn more about the recipients of the Clyde Snow Social Justice Award.

Nominees can come from any field and reside in any country. The awardee (or a representative of a group) travels to the University of Oklahoma to participate in the award ceremony, meet with students and members of the community, and give presentations about their work. The award consists of $5000 to support ongoing social justice work and a sculpture designed by artist Harvey Pratt.

Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, we were obliged to skip the 2020 award. The Call for Nominations for the 2022 award will be released in September 2021; check back here for further information. We accept nominations in the following UNESCO languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish

Questions related to the award may be directed towards the Chair of the Clyde Snow Social Justice Award Committee, Misha Klein (Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Oklahoma):

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