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, […]

Want to a review a book for the AFA?

We are looking to review the books provided in the list below. The reviews are typically 800 words and are published on the AFA website. If you are interested in reviewing, please email your query to Ather Zia, Book Review Editor, [email protected] If there is a title you would like us to include in the list, or one that you have already reviewed, please […]

2018 Zora Neale Hurston Travel Awards

Each year, the AFA awards three scholars travel grants to attend the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Meetings. Since they began in 2002, these awards have been a way to honour the pioneering African American anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, and facilitate scholars following in her footsteps in attending the meetings. We are thrilled to announced this year’s winners, who will be presenting […]

2018 Senior Book Prize Winner

The Association for Feminist Anthropology is delighted to announce the 2018 inaugural Senior Book Prize in Feminist Anthropology to Marisol de la Cadena, for her book, Earth Beings: Ecologies of Practice Across Andean Worlds (2015, Duke University Press). Please join us at 12:15pm, on November 16 during the AAA annual meeting as we celebrate de la Cadena’s profound, moving book.   Earth Beings is a model of […]

2018 Senior Book Prize Honourable Mention

The Association for Feminist Anthropology is delighted to announce the Honorable Mention for the 2018 inaugural Senior Book Prize in Feminist Anthropology will be awarded to Veena Das, for her book, Affliction: Health, Disease, Poverty (2015, Fordham University Press). Please join us at 12:15pm, on November 16 during the AAA annual meeting to celebrate Das’s book.   Das’s book is a meditation on illness. She traces the small […]

2018 AFA Dissertation Award

The AFA is proud to announce Suyun Choi as the winner of our 2018 Dissertation Award, for her dissertation, “‘Going into Labor’: Gender, Migration, and Neoliberal Governance in South Korea,” advisor Carla Freeman (Emory University). Choi examines “how governing forces and migrant women’s desires overlap and contest each other in the realms of work and intimacy” by investigating the “migratory […]

The AFA is pleased to announce the 2018 Sylvia Forman Award for an Outstanding Graduate Paper to Maira Hayat, for her paper, “The Gender of Corruption: Bureaucrats, Bodies and the Female Complaint – Notes from an Irrigation bureaucracy in Pakistan,” advisor William Mazzarella (University of Chicago). Hayat uses mahawl (atmosphere in Urdu) and ‘the female complaint’ as two axes along which to examine corruption […]

The AFA is proud to award the 2018 Sylvia Forman Prize (Undergraduate) to Allegra Wyatt, for her paper, “Curls, Kinks and Colonization: The Decolonization of Afrodescendant Women’s Bodies in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic,” advisors Olga Gonzaléz and Arjun Guneratne (Macalester College). Wyatt’s paper documents the experiences of Afrodescendant women in the Dominican Republic who choose to wear their hair naturally curly, despite the norm […]