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 […]

The AFA is pleased to announce an honorable mention for the 2018 Sylvia Forman Award to Tiffany C. Cain for her paper, “Reflecting on Positionality: Archaeological Heritage Praxis in Quintana Roo, Mexico,” advisor Richard M. Leventhal (University of Pennsylvania). Cain’s paper calls for a renewed engagement with the concept of positionality in archaeology. She begins the essay by tracing the intellectual development […]

The AFA is pleased to announce an honorable mention for the 2018 Sylvia Forman Award to Giselle Lora for her paper, “Paramos Mas al Frente: Mobilizing Vulnerability in Kichwa Women’s Resistance,” advisor Olga Gonzaléz (Macalester College). Lora’s paper focuses on the experiences and critical reflections of indigenous women from the Amazonian Kichwa community of Tzawata Baja. Like many indigenous communities across the […]

  (Deadline has been extended to June 1st) The Association for Feminist Anthropology (AFA) is pleased to invite nominations for the Association’s new Senior Book Prize. The prize awards a senior scholar for a book that advances the theory, method, and epistemological scope of feminist anthropology. The Senior Book Prize recognizes second (or subsequent) books that exemplify feminist anthropological theory and […]

A second Honorable Mention for the The Sylvia Forman Prize for outstanding graduate student paper will be awarded to Seda Saluk, for the paper “Monitored Pregnancy in the Age of Pronatalism: Health Information Technologies and Reproductive Governance in Contemporary Turkey,” advisor Jacqueline Urla (University of Massachusetts Amherst).

The Honorable Mention for The Sylvia Forman Prize for outstanding graduate student paper will be awarded to Sahana Ghosh, for the paper “Security Scripts: Gendering Everyday Mobility and Civil-Military Relations under Surveillance in India’s Eastern Borderlands,” advisor Inderpal Grewal, (Yale University). Ghosh’s paper analyzes the gendered contours of military action in India’s eastern border. As India drives an increasingly militarized […]

2017 Rosaldo Book Prize Winners

The Association for Feminist Anthropology is delighted to announce two winners for the 2017 Michelle Z. Rosaldo Book Prize. Both books honor the legacy of Michelle Z. Rosaldo by being adventurous first books which promise to make a lasting contribution to the discipline. We are delighted to offer the Rosaldo Prize to Saida Hodžić, for her book The Twilight of […]

The Sylvia Forman Prize for outstanding graduate student paper will be awarded to Brady G’Sell, for the paper “Multiple Maternities: Maternal Repertoires and Support Seeking in South Africa,” advisor Adam Ashforth (University of Michigan). G’Sell’s paper analyzes marriage and childcare in South Africa. In South Africa, 40% unemployment and plummeting marriage rates have put once reliable means of supporting children—employment, […]

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 and 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 […]