Awards

Awards


GAD New Directions Award
Diana Forsythe Prize
GAD Prize for Exemplary Cross-Field Scholarship
CASTAC Graduate Student Paper Prize

GAD New Directions Award

The General Anthropology Division of the American Anthropological Association is pleased to announce a new award calling attention to the myriad ways anthropologists are expanding anthropological perspectives in the twenty-first century. The GAD New Directions Award, which carries an honorarium of $1,000, recognizes accomplishments of individuals or groups across diverse media and formats as forms of public anthropology. Common to these is the responsible presentation of anthropological information for a larger public beyond the academy as well as a demonstrated commitment to ethical considerations and methodological rigor.

Nomination Criteria
The award seeks to identify anthropologists and anthropological work, as well as bodies of work, from the broadest range of forms and media including, but not limited to: columns or op-eds in national newspapers or magazines; regular blog posts or digital bodies of work by individuals or groups; websites devoted to anthropological themes; on-line anthropological publication groups; critical or theoretical anthropological analysis of social media; articles in popular print magazines; anthropological print and digital magazines; photographic exhibitions, art exhibitions, or dance performances of an anthropological nature; TV or video series or specials illuminating the human condition; films, documentary or creative, examining anthropological topics; public anthropology contributions of all forms.

Nominations: Due July 1, 2016
Nominations, including self-nominations, for work published, produced, exhibited, or performed are due by July 1, 2016 and should include an email justifying the nomination with appropriate links and citation. Please send nominations to Bob Myers, Chair, GAD Awards Committee, myers@alfred.edu.
 

Diana Forsythe Prize

The Diana Forsythe Prize was created in 1998 to celebrate the best book or series of published articles in the spirit of Diana Forsythe’s feminist anthropological research on work, science, and/or technology, including biomedicine. The Prize is awarded annually at the meeting of the American Anthropological Association by a committee consisting of one representative from the Society for the Anthropology of Work (SAW) and two from the Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC). It is supported by the General Anthropology Division (GAD) and Bern Shen.

List of previous Diana Forsythe Prize Winners

Nominations: Due July 1, 2016
Self-nominations are welcomed. To be eligible, books (or article series) must have been published in the last five years (copyright of 2011 or later). The current submission deadline is July 1, 2016 (early nominations are appreciated). Nominations should be sent via email to Selection Committee Chair Stefan Helmreich at sgh2@mit.edu. Publishers, please send a copy of nominated titles to each of the selection committee members listed below.

Stefan Helmreich
Department of Anthropology
Room E53-335Q
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02142 USA

Nina Brown
Department of Anthropology
Community College of Baltimore County
7201 Rossville Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21237-3899

Alexander Edmonds
18 Buccleuch Place 3.24
Edinburgh
EH8 9LD
UNITED KINGDOM
 

GAD Prize for Exemplary Cross-Field Scholarship

The General Anthropology Division (GAD) has long supported innovative scholarship that transcends the seemingly all too rigid boundaries that divide the various fields of anthropology. In this spirit, GAD is pleased to announce the 2015 recipient, Noah Tamarkin, for “Genetic Diaspora: Producing Knowledge of Genes and Jews in Rural South Africa,” which appeared in Cultural Anthropology, vol. 29, issue 3, pp. 552-574.
The Cross-Field Award is awarded annually by GAD for a peer-reviewed journal article published in the preceding three years that demonstrates exemplary scholarship from any theoretical or methodological perspective including applied research that transcends two or more fields of anthropology, broadly construed, or is interdisciplinary in nature. The Award carries an honorarium of $1000.

List of previous recipients of the GAD Prize for Exemplary Cross-Field Scholarship

Nominations: Due July 1, 2016
To nominate an article published in 2013 or later for the 2016 GAD Award for Exemplary Cross-Field Scholarship or to obtain additional information, please contact Robert Myers at myers@alfred.edu. Nominations will be accepted until July 1, 2016. Self-nominations are welcome and should include an email nominating an eligible article plus a .pdf file of the article.
 

CASTAC Graduate Student Paper Prize

Since 2015, the Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC) has awarded a graduate student paper prize in recognition of excellent work by rising scholars. The prize is awarded to a paper that exemplifies innovative research at the intersection of anthropology and science and technology studies, demonstrating theoretical sophistication and an appreciation of the methodological challenges facing the anthropology of science and technology. The winner of the prize will be recognized during the AAA meetings and will receive a certificate and $100 cash award, sponsored by the General Anthropology Division.

Rules for submission

  • Papers should be blinded, with the author’s name and any implicating citations removed. Please remember to include your name and affiliation in the email with your submission.
  • Papers must be between 6,000 and 9,000 words, and they must be unpublished at the time of submission. (Papers that have been submitted for initial review are permitted.)
  • Authors must be graduate students at the time of submission.

Nominations: Due June 30, 2016
Please send papers for consideration to co-chairs@castac.org, as email attachments in .doc format. Submissions must be received by 11:59pm on Thursday, June 30th, 2016 to be considered for this year’s prize. Any questions can be directed to Nick Seaver (nick.seaver@tufts.edu).