LEEDS Special Book Prize to Randol Contraras’ The Stickup Kids

The Leeds Prize Committee and SUNTA Board is pleased to award the special book prize this year to Randol Contraras’ The Stickup Kids. The committee offers the board the following citation to document the appropriateness of awarding this prize. “Randol Contreras’ ethnography The Stickup Kids sets the tragically brutal lifecourse of his best friends from the south […]

Changes Coming to the Annals of Anthropological Practice

A number of important transitions and changes related to NAPA’s Annals of Anthropological Practice (AAP), formerly known as the NAPA Bulletin series, are underway as we move ahead in 2015. And NAPA is currently accepting manuscripts for the next AAP volume (see below). Editorial After many years of remarkable service as editors, David Himmelgreen and […]

2015 Victor Turner Prize Competition

The Society for Humanistic Anthropology (SHA) announces the 24th annual juried competition for the Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing. The late Victor Turner devoted his career to seeking an accessible language that would reopen anthropology to the human subject, and the prize will be given in recognition of innovative books that further this project. […]

Nominations for Anthropology in Public Policy Award Due March 30

The American Anthropological Association’s Anthropology in Public Policy Award honors anthropologists whose work has had a significant, positive influence on the course of government decision-making and action. A biennial award of the AAA Committee on Public Policy (CoPP), the prize is made to an anthropologist nominated for a specific, policy-relevant accomplishment made within the past […]

SACC Fest 2015 in Kona, Hawai’i

“A’o aku. A’o mai.” (Teach. Learn. Share.) SACC is gearing up for its annual spring meeting, SACC Fest 2015, in Kona, Hawai’i. Kona is on the west side of the big island of Hawaii, the youngest of the Hawaiian Islands. The island is truly a land of contrasts: black lava beds greet visitors upon landing […]

Apply by Feb 5 for Cultural Anthropology Position at NSF

The NSF Cultural Anthropology Program is looking for a “rotator” (temporary program officer, 1-3 years) to help run the Cultural Anthropology Program. The deadline is coming right up: February 5. But we haven’t received many qualified applications. The requirements are six years professional experience post-PhD in Cultural Anthropology; specialty is open. Here’s a link to the […]

Applications for Anthony Leeds Prize in Urban Anthropology Due June 10

The Leeds Prize is awarded each year by the Society for Urban, National, Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA) for the outstanding book in urban, national and/or transnational anthropology published in 2014. The prize is named in honor of the late Anthony Leeds, a distinguished pioneer in urban anthropology. The prize is awarded to a book that uses […]

SANA Conference Will Explore Inequality, Equality, Difference

The 2015 conference of the Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA) will take place April 16-18 at John Jay College of the City University of New York with the theme “Inequality, Equality, Difference”. Inequality has recently found its way back into popular discourse. Buffeted by economic and ecological crises and haunted by a […]

Megan Springate Receives 2014 AFA Dissertation Award

The AFA is pleased to announce that Megan Springate has been awarded the 2014 AFA Dissertation Award. The $2,000 award was established in 2011 to support the writing phase of a dissertation that makes a significant contribution to feminist anthropology. Megan is a graduate student in department of anthropology at the University of Maryland. Her co-advisors […]

Society for Psychological Anthropology Biennial Meeting 2015

Submissions Due by January 25 The SPA Biennial Meeting will be held in Boston on April 9-12, 2015, and will feature a variety of exciting plenary sessions, special events, and the presentation of the SPA Lifetime Achievement Award. Registration and abstract submission is now open—we hope you will join us! Plenary Sessions The Biennial will […]