The Association for Economic and Social Analysis, in collaboration with Rethinking Marxism: A
Journal of Economics, Culture, and Society, is proud to announce that submissions are now
being accepted for the 2020 Stephen A. Resnick Graduate Student Essay Prize.
Stephen A. Resnick (1938-2013) earned his Ph.D. in economics from MIT, taught for eight years
in the Economics Department at Yale University and two years at the City College of New York,
before joining the Economics Department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in
1973. Resnick was an award-winning undergraduate and graduate teacher. He also pioneered,
in collaboration with Richard D. Wolff, an antiessentialist approach to Marxian economic and
social analysis. Of their many jointly authored works, the best known are Knowledge and Class:
A Marxian Critique of Political Economy (1987), New Departures in Marxian Theory (2006), and
(with Yahya Madra) Contending Economic Theories: Neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian
(2012). Resnick was a founding member of the Association for Economic and Social Analysis and
Submissions are invited from Ph.D. students in any academic discipline whose work offers a
novel, compelling engagement of the modes of analysis and philosophical concerns found in
Resnick’s work or in the pages of Rethinking Marxism. In particular, we seek essays that explore
the complex intersection of class with economic, political, psychological, or other social
processes or the intellectual, social, and political conditions that shape Marxian interventions
The winner will receive a $2,000 award and publication of their essay in Rethinking Marxism.
To be considered for the 2020 Resnick Prize, please submit a current CV and a 4000-8000 word
essay (consistent with Rethinking Marxism guidelines: http://rethinkingmarxism.org/authorguidelines)
to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 1, 2020. The winner will
announced by August 1, 2020.