2017 Sylvia Forman Prize winner

The Sylvia Forman Prize for outstanding undergraduate student paper will be awarded to Caroline Vellenga-Buban, for her paper “Queer or Mainstream? LGBT Parents and American Family Values,” advisor Olga Gonzalez (Macalester College). Vellenga-Buban’s paper uses ethnographic data to focus on the ways many middle-class, American LGBT parents conform to and resist heteronormative family values. Considering structure, agency, and biopolitics, she […]

The AFA invites submissions for the 2017 AFA Dissertation Award, a $2,000 award to support the writing phase of a dissertation that makes a significant contribution to feminist anthropology. The application deadline is June 1, 2017. To apply, you must be: · A doctoral candidate in anthropology or an interdisciplinary program with significant grounding in anthropological theory and methods. All sub-fields […]

23rd Annual Competition   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 […]

The Association for Feminist Anthropology is pleased to invite nominations for the Michelle Z. Rosaldo Prize. The prize will be awarded to a first book that draws on and makes a significant contribution to feminist anthropology. Michelle Z. Rosaldo was one of the earliest theorists in feminist anthropology. With Louise Lamphere, she was the co-editor of Woman, Culture and Society, […]

The Committee on World Anthropologies is once again able to offer partial travel expenses for international participants at the annual AAA meetings. We would like word to get out now so that panel organizers are encouraged to consider “internationalizing” sessions by including participants from outside the United States. Our deadline for submission of requests is March 15, 2017. We will be […]

The Association for Feminist Anthropology (AFA) welcomes sessions to be considered for inclusion in AFA’s program for the 116th AAA Annual Meetings to be held in Washington, D.C. November 29th through December 3rd 2017. This year’s AAA general meeting theme “Anthropology Matters!” challenges anthropologists across the discipline to relate our scholarship to crises today. For this year’s AFA Program, we […]

The Association for Feminist Anthropology is delighted to announce the 2016 recipients of the Sylvia Forman Prize for Student Papers.  The committee selected two winners and two honorable mentions from an unusually high number of submissions this year. We take this as a wonderful sign of the health of our field, and are honored to reward the outstanding scholarship we […]

Joint Sections Reception

Joint Sections Reception sponsored by: ABA, AFA, ALLA, AQA, SANA, SAW, SUNTA   Please join friends and colleagues for food, drink and conversation!!!! Friday, 18 November 2016 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Hilton Salon G Ballroom ~ Cash Bar ~ Light Refreshments ~ joint-receptions-invite-2016

The Association for Feminist Anthropology is delighted to announce the 2016 recipients of the Sylvia Forman Prize for Student Papers.  The committee selected two winners and two honorable mentions from an unusually high number of submissions this year. We take this as a wonderful sign of the health of our field, and are honored to reward the outstanding scholarship we […]

The Association for Feminist Anthropology is delighted to announce the 2016 recipients of the Sylvia Forman Prize for Student Papers.  The committee selected two winners and two honorable mentions from an unusually high number of submissions this year. We take this as a wonderful sign of the health of our field, and are honored to reward the outstanding scholarship we […]