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 1974 volume that helped launch the field, and in other writings shaped critical thought in feminist anthropology for decades to follow.


Submissions must be first books, monographs that exemplify feminist anthropological theory and ethnography that help to move the field forward in bold new directions. Books must have been published between 1 May, 2017 and 1 June, 2019, and must be published in English.

Nominations (from someone other than the author or publisher) must be received by 1 May, 2019. Self-nominations and nominations by presses will not be accepted. Authors must be members of the AAA and AFA to be considered.

Please send a signed letter of nomination specifying how the book meets the criteria, along with evidence of the author’s current membership in AFA. The nomination letter may be sent by email to all three committee members ([email protected], [email protected] and [email protected]) or postal service (see below). Books submitted without an accompanying letter of

nomination cannot be considered.

In addition to the letter, please arrange to have the publisher send a copy of the book directly to each member of the Selection Committee at the following addresses (below). Submissions must be received by the committee by 1 May, 2019.

Carla Jones
Department of Anthropology University of Colorado, Boulder UCB 233
Boulder, CO 80309-0233

Jennifer Wies
Department of Anthropology Ball State University Burkhardt Building 315 Muncie IN 47306

Saida Hodzic
Department of Anthropology 204 McGraw Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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