The Diana Forsythe Prize was created in 1999 to celebrate the best book or series of publications in the spirit of Diana Forsythe's feminist anthropological research on work, science, and/or technology, including biomedicine. It is awarded at the AAA meetings by a committee consisting of one representative from SAW and two from the Committee on the Anthropology of Society, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC).


Previous recipients are:

2005: Joe Dumit, for Picturing Personhood: Brain Scans and Biomedical Identity  (Princeton University Press, 2004)

2003: Cori Hayden, for When Nature Goes Public: The Making and Unmaking of Bioprospecting in Mexico (Princeton University Press, 2003)

2002: Lucy Suchman, for the body of her work

2001: Stefan Helmreich, for Silicon Second Nature: Culturing Artificial Life in a Digital World (University of California Press, 1998)

2000: David Hess, for the body of his work

1999: Rayna Rapp, for Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: The Impact of Amniocentesis in America (Routledge, 1999).


Nominations can be sent to David Hess at and Eve Hochwald at