2020 Ivan Sandoval-Cervantes is the 2020 winner of the GAD Prize for Exemplary Cross-Field Scholarship for his article “Uncertain Futures: The Unfinished Houses of Undocumented Migrants in Oaxaca, Mexico” (2017), in American Anthropologist, Vol. 119, Issue. 2 (2017), pp. 209–222.

2019 Gabrielle Hecht for “Interscalar Vehicles for an African Anthropocene: On Waste, Temporality, and Violence,” in Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 33, Issue 1 (2018), pp. 109–141. 

2018 Tatiana Chudakova for “Plant Matters: Buddhist Medicine and Economies of Attention in Postsocialist Siberia,” American Ethnologist vol. 44, no.  2 (2017), pp. 341–354.

2017 Rachel Carmen Ceasar for “How I Learned to Love the Bomb: Excavating Pueblo Politics, Love, and Salvaged Technologies after Conflict,” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute vol. 22, no. 3 (2016), p. 570-590.

2016 Radhika Govindrajan for “‘The Goat That Died for Family’: Animal Sacrifice and Interspecies Kinship in India’s Central Himalayas,” American Ethnologist 42.3 (2015): 504-19.

2015 Noah Tamarkin for “Genetic Diaspora: Producing Knowledge of Genes and Jews in Rural South Africa,” Cultural Anthropology, vol. 29, issue 3, pp. 552-574.

2014 Charles Briggs for “Dear Dr. Freud,” Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 29, Issue 2, pp. 312-43

2013 Juno Rheana Parrenas for “Producing Affect: Transnational Volunteerism in a Malaysian Orangutan Rehabilitation Center,” American Ethnologist 2013, 39(4):241-262

2013 Runner-up Duana Fullwiley for “Revaluating Genetic Causation: Biology, Economy, and Kinship in Dakar, Senegal,” American Ethnologist 2010, 37(4):638-661

2012 Jonathan Marks for “What is the Viewpoint of Hemoglobin, and Does it Matter?” History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 2009, 31:241-262

2011 Kathy Weedman-Arthur for “Feminine Knowledge and Skill Reconsidered: Women and Flaked Stone Tools,” American Anthropologist, 112(2): 228–243.

Honorable Mention: Zoe Crossland for “Of Clues and Signs: The Dead Body and its Evidential Traces” American Anthropologist. 2009. 111(1): 69-80.

2010 David J. Hess for “Crosscurrents: Social Movements and the Anthropology of Science and Technology,” American Anthropologist, 109(3): 463–472.

Honorable Mention: Pamela L. Geller for “Bodyscapes, Biology, and Heteronormativity,” American Anthropologist, 111(4): 504-516.

2009 Michael M. J. Fischer for “Four Cultural Genealogies for A Recombinant Anthropology of Science and Technology Studies” Cultural Anthropology, 22(3): 539-614.

Honorable Mention: Kevin Birth for “Time and the Biological Consequences of Globalization.” Current Anthropology. 2007. 48(2):215-226, 232-236.

2008 Ron Eglash, et al for “Culturally Situated Design Tools: Ethnocomputing from Field Site to Classroom”, American Anthropologist, Vol. 108, No. 2. (2006), pp. 347-362.

Honorable Mention: Naomi Quinn for “The Self.” Anthropological Theory. 2006. 6(3): 362-384.