Senior Book Prize

The Association for Feminist Anthropology (AFA) is pleased to invite nominations for the Association’s 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 that help to move the field in bold new directions. We encourage feminist scholarship in all subfields of anthropology. 

Application Deadline: May 1, Annually.

Eligibility Requirements

Submissions must be beyond the first book; published in 2018, 2019, or 2020; and published in English. Edited volumes will not be considered.

Evaluation Criteria

Candidate materials will be evaluated according to:

  1. ethnographic richness
  2. theoretical sophistication       
  3. overall impact on the field of feminist anthropology (and beyond)   
  4. nomination letter

Application Process

  1. Send a signed letter of nomination specifying how the book meets the criteria. Self-nominations and nominations from presses are not eligible. Books submitted without an accompanying letter of nomination cannot be considered.
  2. Arrange to have the publisher send a copy of the book directly to each member of the Selection Committee at the addresses below. The committee must receive both the letter of nomination and books by the deadline.

Prior to review of award submissions, AFA membership will be verified.  Thank you for supporting our section!

Please email your submission a single Portable File Document (PDF) with the subject “Senior Book Prize Submission” to: [email protected].

Selection Committee Addresses for Book Distribution:

Please contact Srimati Basu at [email protected] for the three committee members’ addresses for shipping book nominations.