Each year, AFA offers awards and recognitions that reflect our commitment to foster the development of feminist analytic perspectives in all dimensions of anthropology. Sylvia Forman Student Paper Prize Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit essays in feminist anthropology for the Sylvia Forman Student Paper Prize competition. We encourage essays in all four subfields of anthropology. Essays may be based on research […]

Deadline: March 1, 2020 Guest Co-editor: Christen Smith In this issue, we explore the contributions of Black women scholars to the field of anthropology and beyond. Thinking through our critical traditions, we ask, what scholarship looks like when it foregrounds the thinking of those scholars who have historically been excluded from anthropology’s central conversations? How do Black women’s voices, in […]

Honoring June Nash

The AFA is saddened to share the news of Distinguished Professor Emerita June Nash’s passing last weekend. Professor Nash was a world-renowned anthropologist who produced pioneering ethnographic work in Bolivia, Mexico, and Guatemala; and who participated in feminist and working class social movements across the Americas. For those wishing to honor her life, her funeral will take place on Saturday, Dec. 21st at 3pm, at the Plainfield Congregational Church […]

The Association for Feminist Anthropology seeks nominations for 3 elected positions that are opening up on its Executive Board in 2020.  If you are interested in one of these positions – or have a colleague you know would be wonderful in one of these roles – please contact Jennifer Patico, Chair of AFA’s Nomination committee, at [email protected]  Inquiries are welcomed immediately; full nomination […]

2019 Zora Neale Hurston Award Winners

The Association for Feminist Anthropology is delighted to award travel funds, in honor of Zora Neale Hurston, to three young scholars to allow them to present their research at the AAA annual meetings. The committee was fascinated by their work. Please consider attending their presentations. Chelsey Carter, Ph.D. student, Washington University St. Louis, to present a paper titled “The ‘truth’ […]

The Association for Feminist Anthropology is delighted to announce that the inaugural 2019 Career Award in Feminist Anthropology is awarded to Professor Rayna Rapp. Please join us in celebrating at the AFA Awards Ceremony on Saturday, November 23 from 10:15am-12pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, Level 2, Room 217. Rapp is a brilliant scholar, generous mentor, and publicly engaged […]

The Association for Feminist Anthropology is delighted to announce that the 2019 Michelle Z. Rosaldo Book Prize will be awarded to Juno Parreñas for her book, Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation. Durham: Duke University Press (2018). At a global moment of environmental crises and family separations, Parreñas presents an account of care and hope in the […]

The AFA is proud to announce our third and final honorable mention for the Michelle Z. Rosaldo Prize, awarded to Debarati Sen for her 2017 book, Everyday Sustainability: Gender Justice and Fair Trade in Darjeeling (SUNY Press). Everyday Sustainability is a moving example of the ways that good intentions can go awry. Analyzing the organic fair trade tea industry in […]

The AFA is pleased to award Katherine Lemons with a Michelle Z. Rosaldo Prize honorable mention for her 2019 book, “Divorcing Traditions: Islamic Marriage Law and the Making of Indian Secularism” (Cornell University Press). Divorcing Traditions persuasively moves analyses of secularism beyond their familiar European contexts and into the lived experience of divorce applicants in Islamic courts in India. Lemons […]

Michelle Z. Rosaldo Book Prize: Honorable Mention

The AFA is pleased to award an honorable mention for this year’s Michelle Z. Rosaldo Book Prize to Alvaro Jarrín for his 2017 book, “The Biopolitics of Beauty: Cosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil” (University of California Press). Jarrín productively and creatively situates feminist affect theory in the context of the medicalized pursuit of beauty in Brazil. Framing the […]