Jensen-Miller Award

The Western History Association offers the Jensen-Miller Award for the best article in the field of women and gender in the North American West. The Award is named in honor of Joan Jensen and Darlis Miller for their significant contributions to the field of western women’s history.

The CWWH began awarding the Jensen-Miller in 1990 and administered the prize until the WHA became the award facilitator in 2009. See a list of previous award recipients here: Jensen-Miller Award Recipients, 1990-Present.


Award Eligibility:
No time period restrictions apply, and essays will be judged on their significance to the field, their contributions to knowledge, and their literary quality. Any WHA member, as well as the publisher or author of the essay, may nominate an essay. The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University funds this $500 cash prize and provides a plaque to the author of the winning essay. The publisher will receive a certificate. To be eligible for the award in 2019, the articles should have been published in 2018 in a scholarly journal or edited volume.

For more information or to submit or nominate a piece for the Award visit the WHA Jensen-Miller Award information.

Deadline for submission: TBD.

The award recipient and editor/publisher will be notified by September 15.

Jensen-Miller Award Committee

Katherine Ellinghaus (2019)
The University of Melbourne

Chelsea Mead (2020)
Minnesota State University, Mankato