Association for Feminist Anthropology 2014 Prize Winners

We are happy to announce this year’s prize winners.  Below are their information and short abstracts about their exciting work. 2014 Sylvia Forman Prize for Student Papers Graduate recipient:  Jessica Mason, PhD candidate at University of Wisconsin-Madison, for the paper “A Question of Belonging: Conspicuous Erasure and the Politics of Queer Visibility in Russia.” Advisor: Maria […]

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 […]

Producing Feminist Anthropology

For the 2014 AAA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, the Association for Feminist Anthropology (AFA) has a compelling set of sessions—including four invited sessions; 12 regular sessions; and one poster session—that highlight the dynamic range of research interests within feminist anthropology. Coming on the heels of the Association for Feminist Anthropology’s 25th Anniversary as a […]

More New Books in Feminist Anthropology

Following up on our spring review of new books in feminist anthropology, we are pleased to offer another round of exciting ethnographies that explore the relationships between gender and economic and political formations. Entrepreneurial Selves: Neoliberal Respectability and the Making of a Caribbean Middle Class (Duke U Press, 2014) By Carla Freedman (Emory U) Entrepreneurial […]

A New Year in Feminist Anthropology

This has been a quiet year for AFA.  We’ve continued with our ongoing projects—the selection of the winners of the Sylvia Forman Student Paper Prize and the Zora Neale Hurston Student Travel Awards, and have elected a new group of board members who will take office at the end of the AAA meetings. Following our 25th […]