from AN Feb 2001)
The Committee on the Status of Women in Anthropology (COSWA) is pleased to announce that Roger Sanjek (Queens College, CUNY) is the recipient of its Squeaky Wheel Award for 2000, which was presented at the November meeting of the AAA. The Squeaky Wheel Award is given by COSWA to recognize individuals who bring to light and investigate practices in anthropology that are potentially discriminatory to women, who act to improve the status of women in anthropology by raising awareness of women's contributions, or who identify barriers to full participation by women in anthropology.
Throughout his career, Roger has worked to improve gender equity in our profession. As an early member of COSWA, he advocated the status of women in anthropology and evaluated the position of women in the 1978 American Anthropologist article, "The Position of Women in Major Departments of Anthropology 1967-1976." He helped formulate the 1979 AAA resolution mandating COSWA to periodically monitor and report on the status of women in American departments of anthropology. In 1981 he co-authored an AAA resolution - which was adopted by the AAA - to Implement the 1971 Resolution on Fair Practices in Employment of Women.
In his own scholarship he has been equally mindful of issues of gender, ethnic and class equity, whether as part of his earlier work in West Africa or his more recent work with Gray Panthers and in Elmhurst-Corona, Queens. As editor for Cornell University Press he has played an active role in acquiring and publishing the work of female anthropologists.
Nominations are now being solicited for the 2001 Squeaky Wheel Award. A nominee may be from the field of anthropology or outside it. Anyone may submit nominations. Nominations should include the name, affiliation and title of the individual being nominated and a one or two paragraph description of the reason for the nomination and the nature of the person's contribution. The nomination should also include name, address, phone number and e-mail address of the nominator. Nominators may be contacted for additional material concerning finalists. Nominations should be sent by September 1, 2001 by mail or e-mail to Michelle D. Dominy, Dept. of Anthropology, Bard C, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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