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 […]

AFA At the 2018 AAAs

The AFA is excited about our programming at the upcoming AAA Conference in San Jose. Below is a complete list of what we’ve got going on.    (4-0645) Association for Feminist Anthropology (AFA) Awards Ceremony and Business Meeting Friday 11/16/2018 – 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM Location: San Jose Convention Center, MR 212 D Summary of events and accomplishments by […]

“It is an incredibly urgent and important moment for our field. At a time when the broader public seems to be rediscovering the fact that gender is one of the key axes through which inequality is produced and experienced, I am proud that AFA is here to remind us that feminist anthropology has been productively and diversely asking those questions […]

Join us February 14, 2018 for an unconventional celebration at The Graduate Center, CUNY in honor of the new WSQ publication. See information below and attached poster for details and please feel free to share the event with your respective social media/websites.  Reach out if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there! Slam Precarious Work  February 14, 2018, 4pm-6pm Martin E. Segal Theatre Center The CUNY Graduate Center […]

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  (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 […]