For information on the 2014 Sylvia Forman Prize winners, please see our Past Award Winners page.
21st Annual Competition
AFA is pleased to invite graduate and undergraduate students to submit essays in feminist anthropology in competition for the Sylvia Forman Prize, named for the late Sylvia Helen Forman, one of the founders of AFA whose dedication to both her students and feminist principles contributed to the growth of feminist anthropology.
One graduate and one undergraduate student winner will each receive a certificate; a cash award ($1,000 graduate and $500 undergraduate); and have the winning essay summary published in Anthropology Newsletter.
We encourage essays in all four subfields of anthropology. Essays may be based on research on a wide variety of topics including (but not limited to) feminist analysis of women’s work, education, reproduction, sexuality, religion, and expressive culture, language, family and kin relations, economic development, gender and material culture, gender and biology, women and development, globalization, and intersectionalities of gender, race, sexuality, and class.
Essays will be judged on:
Note: For essays that have been submitted but not yet accepted for publication, contact the Forman Prize Chair well before the submission deadline. Articles already accepted or published are not eligible. Only one submission per student will be accepted. Candidates cannot receive the same AFA award more than once.
DEADLINE for submissions is June 15, 2015 and essays should include:
Prizes will be awarded at the AFA Business Meeting during the 2015 AAA Annual Conference, in Denver Colorado.
For more information on Sylvia Helen Forman, for whom this prize is named, please see her biography.