Lockyer Wins Book Award for “Seeing Like a Commons”

Dr. Joshua Lockyer

Dr. Joshua Lockyer, associate professor of anthropology at Arkansas Tech University, is the 2021 recipient of the Timothy Miller Outstanding Book Award.

The honor is in recognition of “Seeing Like a Commons: Eighty Years of Intentional Community Building and Commons Stewardship in Celo, North Carolina.” Lockyer authored the book, which was published by Lexington Books in May 2021.

According to the publisher, the book “demonstrates how a growing group of people have, over the last 80 years, deliberately built Celo Community, a communal settlement on 1,200 acres of commonly owned land in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina.”

Lockyer joined the Arkansas Tech faculty in 2011. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Arizona and his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Georgia.

In 2017, Lockyer won the ATU Faculty Award of Excellence in the scholarship and creative activity category.

The Timothy Miller Outstanding Book Award was founded by the Communal Studies Association in 2001. The namesake is a retired faculty member at the University of Kansas and author of numerous books on the topic of intentional communities.

Learn more about “Seeing Like a Commons” at https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498592888/Seeing-Like-a-Commons-Eighty-Years-of-Intentional-Community-Building-and-Commons-Stewardship-in-Celo-North-Carolina.