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, 2017

Nominations, including self-nominations, for work published, produced, exhibited, or performed are due by July 1, 2017 and should include an email justifying the nomination with appropriate links and citation. Please send nominations to Anthony Kwame Harrison, Chair, GAD Awards Committee, [email protected].

2016 Winner

Kristina Killgrove, for her work on mental floss, Forbes, and Powered by Osteons

2016 Honorable Mention

Caitrin Lynch and Sara Hendren for Engineering at Home (engineeringathome.org)