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Sunday, April 28, 2013

2 Student Prize Announcements

Elsie Clews Parsons Prize

American Ethnological Society

Graduate Student Paper Prize

Deadline: December 1, 2013

The AES Board invites individuals who are students in a graduate

degree-granting program (including M.A. and Ph.D.) to submit stand-alone

papers demonstrating outstanding ethnography for consideration for the

Elsie Clews Parsons Prize. Papers should engage with AES core commitments

to combining innovative fieldwork with rich theoretical critique.

AES awards a cash prize of $300 and the winner will be invited to present

the paper at the AES annual meeting. $200 will also be provided to offset

the cost of travel. The prize winner will be announced in Anthropology

News and the winner will be acknowledged at the annual AES spring


Papers should not exceed 8,000 words (including notes and references) and

should follow AAA style guidelines:<>.
Submissions should

unpublished manuscripts not currently under review elsewhere. Submission

is open to current students and those who received their degree in 2013.

Submission Details

Please submit two pdfs: One containing a cover sheet with the author's

name, contact information, paper title and acknowledgments and the other

containing the paper's title, text, notes and references but not otherwise

identifying the author. Papers will be read in a double-blind process by a

committee of AES members. The committee members will be identified when

the prize winner is announced.

Submissions and questions should be sent to Jessica Hardin<>


*2013 Student Paper Prize in the Anthropology of Religion*

The Society for the Anthropology of Religion is pleased to announce the

first annual student paper prize in the anthropology of religion. The

student paper prize is aimed towards recognizing and encouraging student

writing of compelling ethnography on religion. This prize is intended to

foster theoretically significant, ethnographically rich, and

publicly-oriented work by scholars at an early stage in their career.

Any paper written by an undergraduate or graduate student involving the

anthropology of religion is eligible, if was prepared for the 2013 American

Anthropological Association in Chicago or the recent Society of

Anthropology of Religion meetings in Pasadena. Books are not eligible for

this competition, nor works in which religion is of secondary or nominal


The prize will be awarded at SAR's Business Meeting at the American

Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in November, 2013. The recipient

will receive a certificate and a $200 cash prize. The deadline for

submissions is October 15th, 2013.

To submit a paper for consideration, please send an electronic copy to Adam

Dunstan, Chair of Student Paper Prize Committee, at<>.

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