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, […]

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 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, […]

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 […]

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 […]