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 honorable mention

The Honorable Mention for the Sylvia Forman Prize for outstanding undergraduate student paper will be awarded to Olivia Lawrence-Weilmann for the paper “A Human Rights Strategy to Abortion Legalization and Access in Mexico City,” advisor Lynn Morgan (Mount Holyoke College). Lawrence-Weilmann’s paper explores the implications of human rights as a discourse and strategy to advance abortion legalization in Mexico City. […]

Join the AFA Board!

Come join the AFA Board as a Digital Content Manager! The position is a two year commitment, starting at the 2017 AAA. WordPress web design skills are a plus. The AFA digital content co-managers are appointed members of the AFA Executive Board, working closely with the President and Secretary to bring the AFA’s internet presence to the next level. The […]

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 […]

23rd Annual Competition   AFA is pleased to invite graduate and undergraduate students to submit essays in feminist anthropology in competition 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 of feminist anthropology. One graduate and one undergraduate […]

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, […]

The Committee on World Anthropologies is once again able to offer partial travel expenses for international participants at the annual AAA meetings. We would like word to get out now so that panel organizers are encouraged to consider “internationalizing” sessions by including participants from outside the United States. Our deadline for submission of requests is March 15, 2017. We will be […]

The Association for Feminist Anthropology is delighted to announce the 2016 recipients of the Sylvia Forman Prize for Student Papers.  The committee selected two winners and two honorable mentions from an unusually high number of submissions this year. We take this as a wonderful sign of the health of our field, and are honored to reward the outstanding scholarship we […]