Nursing Clio Prize for Best Journal Article

The Nursing Clio Prize for Best Journal Article is awarded annually for the best peer-reviewed academic journal article on the intersection of gender and medical histories in English. The award consists of a $300 cash prize and a featured interview on the blog about the article.

For the 2022 prize, submissions are open to any article published in 2021, and we encourage self-nominations. Any Nursing Clio writer or reader is eligible with the exception of NC staff. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2022. Please send a PDF copy of the original article, as well as a PDF copy of the article without any identifying information (including your name and the name of the journal) to Chair of the committee Averill Earls, who can also address any questions on submissions. We will announce the winner in early May.

The prize committee consists of: Averill Earls, Chair; Carla Cevasco, Sarah Mellors, and Evan P. Sullivan. Send inquiries and submissions to


Winner: Carla Cevasco, ““Look’d Like Milk”: Colonialism and Infant Feeding in the English Atlantic World,” Journal of Early American History, 10 (2020) 147–178.

Honorable Mention: Sarah Mellors, “The Trouble with Rubbers: A History of Condoms in Modern China,” NAN NÜ, 20 (2020) 150–178.


Winner: Wangui Muigai, “Something Wasn’t Clean”: Black Midwifery, Birth, and Postwar Medical Education in All My Babies,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine, vol. 93, no. 1 (2019) 82–113.

Honorable Mention: Travis Weisse, “Alone in a Sea of Rib-Tips”: Alvenia Fulton, Natural Health, and the Politics of Soul Food,” Journal of the History of Medicine and the Allied Sciences, vol. 74, no. 3 (July 2019) 292–315.