The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize was created by the late Professor Joseph B. Gittler to recognize outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic and/or religious relations. The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Endowed Fund at Brandeis University supports this annual award.
The award includes a cash prize of $25,000 and a medal. The prize and medal are presented at a ceremony that includes a reception and a public lecture by the recipient on the Brandeis University campus.
The Gittler Prize is hosted by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life on behalf of the Office of the President and Office of the Provost.
2023 Winner Named
Celebrated cultural critic, sociologist, and author Tressie McMillan Cottom has been selected as the 2023 winner of the Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize by Brandeis University.
McMillan Cottom is a professor with the Center for Information, Technology and Public Life at UNC-Chapel Hill and a columnist for the New York Times. In 2020, she was selected as a MacArthur “genius” Fellow.
Call for Nominations
The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize recognizes an individual who has made outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic and/or religious relations. $25,000 award. Deadline April 1. View the criteria and guidelines.
“Through her work as a leading academic, sociologist, and writer, Tressie McMillan Cottom brings critical perspective and analysis to some of the greatest social challenges we face today. I look forward to welcoming her to campus to engage with our community.”
Ronald D. Liebowitz