2019 Zora Neale Hurston Award Winners

The Association for Feminist Anthropology is delighted to award travel funds, in honor of Zora Neale Hurston, to three young scholars to allow them to present their research at the AAA annual meetings. The committee was fascinated by their work. Please consider attending their presentations. Chelsey Carter, Ph.D. student, Washington University St. Louis, to present a paper titled “The ‘truth’ […]

The Association for Feminist Anthropology is delighted to announce that the inaugural 2019 Career Award in Feminist Anthropology is awarded to Professor Rayna Rapp. Rapp is a brilliant scholar, generous mentor, and publicly engaged academic, herself a “moral pioneer” of the sort she has honored in her research on reproductive technologies. At the root of her intellectual and political commitments […]

The Association for Feminist Anthropology is delighted to announce that the 2019 Michelle Z. Rosaldo Book Prize will be awarded to Juno Parreñas for her book, Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation. Durham: Duke University Press (2018). At a global moment of environmental crises and family separations, Parreñas presents an account of care and hope in the […]

The AFA is proud to announce our third and final honorable mention for the Michelle Z. Rosaldo Prize, awarded to Debarati Sen for her 2017 book, Everyday Sustainability: Gender Justice and Fair Trade in Darjeeling (SUNY Press). Everyday Sustainability is a moving example of the ways that good intentions can go awry. Analyzing the organic fair trade tea industry in […]

The AFA is pleased to award Katherine Lemons with a Michelle Z. Rosaldo Prize honorable mention for her 2019 book, “Divorcing Traditions: Islamic Marriage Law and the Making of Indian Secularism” (Cornell University Press). Divorcing Traditions persuasively moves analyses of secularism beyond their familiar European contexts and into the lived experience of divorce applicants in Islamic courts in India. Lemons […]

2019 Dissertation Prize Winner

The AFA would like to congratulate our 2019 Dissertation Prize winner, Whitney Russell of UCSD (advisor Nancy Postero), for her dissertation on how Indian human rights activism intended to help women leave sex work has problematically neglected to ask questions about sex workers’ broader social, familial and moral lives. Her dissertation extends a feminist analysis of sex work beyond the […]

The “F” Word: Anthropology’s Feminisms For the inaugural issue of Feminist Anthropology, we invite submissions that honor the heterogeneous inheritance of feminist orientations within feminist anthropology, embracing the uneasy, the obscene, the liberatory, the divisive, and the courageous. We seek contributions that reflect the ways in which feminist anthropology has been a generative and creative engine for innovative and paradigm-shifting […]

Start polishing your submissions! The Association for Feminist Anthropology is delighted to announce the editorial team that will lead our new journal, Feminist Anthropology. Professor Dána-Ain Davis and Professor Sameena Mulla will serve as co-editors for the inaugural term from 1 July, 2019 through 2022. Dána-Ain Davis and Sameena Mulla are excellently equipped to establish an exciting venue through which […]

The AFA is excited to announce a brand new award designed to recognize outstanding lifetime contributions to the field of feminist anthropology. One person will be recognized every other year. Nominations should include two parts: The nominee’s CV, describing the breadth and impact of the individual’s record, including but not limited to scholarship, practice, teaching, and service. Nomination letters (minimum […]

We are Looking for a New President-Elect!

The Association for Feminist Anthropology seeks candidates for a President-Elect to serve on the AFA Executive Board, 2019-2023. President-Elect/President – 4 year term (beginning at the end of AAA 2019) The President-Elect serves a two-year term as an active member of the Executive Board, joining and/or heading committees as well as shadowing and collaborating with the current President on AFA […]