The Eric R. Wolf Prize is awarded for the graduate paper that best demonstrates an anthropological approach to the study of work in the tradition of political economic scholarship modeled and encouraged by Eric Wolf.  Students are invited to submit previously unpublished manuscripts for consideration.  Recipients of the prize will be awarded $250 in cash and publication of their essay in the Anthropology of Work Review. Please attach all submissions as Word documents to e-mails sent to  This is the address of Ann Kingsolver, General Editor of the Anthropology of Work Review and Chair of the Wolf Prize committee. Please put identifying and contact information in the text of the e-mail message and not on the attached document, to facilitate the review process. Submissions need to be received by November 1 to be considered for each year's prize.
The 2006 Eric R. Wolf Prize winner was Troy Wilson for his paper, "Migrant Brokers of the Global Tongue: A Case Study in Guadalajara, Mexico."

Laurie Duthie won the 2005 Eric Wolf Prize for her essay, "White Collars with Chinese
Characteristics: Global Capitalism and the Formation of a Social Identity." It was subsequently published in AWR XXVI(3):1-12.

The 2004 Eric R. Wolf Prize winner was Kelly Feltault. Her essay, "`We're Our Own Boss': Gendered Class-Consciousness and White  Privilege among Hooper's Island Crab Pickers," appeared in the Anthropology of Work Review XXVI(1):1-13.
The first recipient was Ariana Hernandez-Reguant for her paper "Artistic Labor and Contractual Citizenship in the Cuban Culture Industries" Anthropology of Work Review XXIII(1-2):3-7.