The Association of American Publishers (AAP) recently honored Kate Manne, assistant professor of philosophy, as one of four winners of the 2019 Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) for her book “Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny.” The winners were announced Feb. 7 at the PROSE Award luncheon in Washington, D.C. during the 2019 AAP Professional and Scholarly Publishing Conference.
“I feel truly humbled by this recognition for my book,” Manne said.
The PROSE awards were established in 1976 to recognize publishers who produce books, journals and digital products of extraordinary merit that make a significant contribution to a field of study in the humanities, biological and physical sciences, reference and social sciences. The award honors the best scholarly work from the previous year.
Manne’s research is in moral, feminist and social philosophy. “Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny” is her first book and explores the nature, function and social dynamics of misogyny. The book has been reviewed by The New Yorker, The Washington Post and the LA Review of Books, among others.
“My book argues, incidentally, that misogynistic forces often result in outspoken feminists being punished,” Manne said. “It's an amazing feeling to be honored for doing so instead.”
The Award of Excellence winners were chosen from 165 finalists from a list of 500 entries to this year’s competition.