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 […]

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 Association for Feminist Anthropology (AFA) welcomes sessions to be considered for inclusion in AFA’s program for the 116th AAA Annual Meetings to be held in Washington, D.C. November 29th through December 3rd 2017. This year’s AAA general meeting theme “Anthropology Matters!” challenges anthropologists across the discipline to relate our scholarship to crises today. For this year’s AFA Program, we […]

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 […]

Joint Sections Reception

Joint Sections Reception sponsored by: ABA, AFA, ALLA, AQA, SANA, SAW, SUNTA   Please join friends and colleagues for food, drink and conversation!!!! Friday, 18 November 2016 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Hilton Salon G Ballroom ~ Cash Bar ~ Light Refreshments ~ joint-receptions-invite-2016

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 […]