2019 Dissertation Prize Winner

The AFA would like to congratulate our 2019 Dissertation Prize winner, Whitney Russell of UCSD (advisor Nancy Postero), for her dissertation on how Indian human rights activism intended to help women leave sex work has problematically neglected to ask questions about sex workers’ broader social, familial and moral lives. Her dissertation extends a feminist analysis of sex work beyond the […]

2019 Dissertation Prize: Honorable Mention

The AFA is pleased to announce Jananie Kalyanaraman (advisor Akhil Gupta, UCLA) as our honorable mention for this year’s Dissertation Prize. Kalyanaraman’s paper, “Window seats: Transport and inequality in Bengaluru, India,” details the failures of high visibility transportation infrastructure projects in Bengaluru to facilitate the mobility, both physical and social, of poor, lower-caste women. In Bengaluru city, parastatal public transit […]

2019 Sylvia Forman Prize: Graduate Paper

Congratulations to María Lis Baiocchi, our 2019 Sylvia Forman Graduate Prize winner for her paper, “The Bargaining Power of Love: Access to Rights, Affective Capital, and the Political Economy of Feelings in Paid Domestic Work in Buenos Aires, Argentina,” advisor Dr. Robert M. Hayden (University of Pittsburgh). The paper builds on the ethnography of intimate labor (Boris and Parreñas 2010), […]

2019 Sylvia Forman Prize: Undergraduate Paper

The AFA is pleased to award the 2019 Sylvia Forman Prize for an undergraduate paper to Amelia Y. Goldberg for her paper, “Between Kin and Ship: The Intersection of Feminism and Environmentalism on a Hudson River Sailboat,” advisor Dr. Andrew Brandel (Harvard University). Goldberg’s essay presents an ethnographic study of the sloop Clearwater, a traditionally rigged sailboat on the Hudson, […]

The “F” Word: Anthropology’s Feminisms For the inaugural issue of Feminist Anthropology, we invite submissions that honor the heterogeneous inheritance of feminist orientations within feminist anthropology, embracing the uneasy, the obscene, the liberatory, the divisive, and the courageous. We seek contributions that reflect the ways in which feminist anthropology has been a generative and creative engine for innovative and paradigm-shifting […]

Start polishing your submissions! The Association for Feminist Anthropology is delighted to announce the editorial team that will lead our new journal, Feminist Anthropology. Professor Dána-Ain Davis and Professor Sameena Mulla will serve as co-editors for the inaugural term from 1 July, 2019 through 2022. Dána-Ain Davis and Sameena Mulla are excellently equipped to establish an exciting venue through which […]

Dissertation Award The Association for Feminist Anthropology supports a cash grant ($2,000) competition for individuals completing the writing phase of a dissertation that makes a significant contribution to feminist anthropology (across all subfields). The doctoral candidate may be pursuing an anthropology or interdisciplinary doctoral degree, and must be at the dissertation phase at the time of the American Anthropological Association […]

Sylvia Forman Prize 2019

SYLVIA FORMAN PRIZE FOR STUDENT PAPERS 25th Anniversary Annual Competition! Association for Feminist Anthropology AFA is pleased to invite graduate and undergraduate students to submit essays in feministanthropology incompetition 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 […]

The Association for Feminist Anthropology is thrilled to announce the creation of a new peer-reviewed journal, Feminist Anthropology. Join us! Our first step is to find a wonderful editorial team. Please see our official Call for Editor(s) for more information on how to apply.

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, […]