SYLVIA FORMAN PRIZE FOR STUDENT PAPERS – 2013 DEADLINE JUNE 15
19th Annual Competition
Association for Feminist Anthropology
AFA is pleased to invite graduate and undergraduate students to submit
essays in feminist anthropology in competition for the Sylvia Forman Prize,
named for the late Sylvia Helen Forman, one of the founders of AFA whose
dedication to both her students and feminist principles contributed to the
growth of feminist anthropology.
One graduate and one undergraduate student winner will each receive a
certificate; a cash award ($1,000 graduate and $500 undergraduate); and have
the winning essay summary published in Anthropology Newsletter.
We encourage essays in all four subfields of anthropology. Essays may be
based on research on a wide variety of topics including (but not limited to)
feminist analysis of women's work, education, reproduction, sexuality,
religion, and expressive culture, language, family and kin relations,
economic development, gender and material culture, gender and biology, women
and development, globalization, and intersectionalities of gender, race,
sexuality, and class.
Essays will be judged on:
-Originality of research topic
-Use of feminist anthropological theory to analyze a research question
-Organization, quality, and clarity of writing
-Effective use of both theory and data
-Significance to feminist scholarship
-Timeliness and relevance of topic
Note: For essays that have been submitted but not yet accepted for
publication, contact the Forman Prize Chair well before the submission
deadline. Articles already accepted or published are not eligible. Only one
submission per student will be accepted.
DEADLINE for submissions has been extended to JUNE 15, 2013 and essays
-Mention of whether for an undergraduate or graduate prize
-Author's institutional affiliation, mailing address, telephone number and
e-mail address for notification in September 2012
-Name, title, and institutional affiliation of instructor/advisor who
supervised the paper for acknowledgement
-If a graduate essay, the author's AAA membership number: Graduate students
must be members of the Association of Feminist Anthropology by the time of
the paper submission in order to compete
-No more than 35 double-spaced pages, including bibliography, using American
Anthropologist style, and be submitted by email as an MSWord attachment
(please, not .pdf) with any illustrations within the document in either .jpg
or .tiff, to Forman Prize Chair Ellen Lewin, firstname.lastname@example.org, with
"Forman Prize Submission" in subject line. Please include a cover page with
author's name, address and contact information, name of school and adviser,
and whether it is a graduate or undergraduate submission.
Prizes will be awarded at the AFA Business Meeting, on November 21, 2013
during the AAA Annual Conference in Chicago.
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