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Sylvia Forman Prize for Student Papers

18th Annual CompetitionAssociation 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.The deadline is June 1, 2012.

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 News.

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

For complete guidelines and submission details, click here.


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