The Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE) has established an annual award to recognize the author of an outstanding dissertation recently completed in the field of anthropology and education.
Any member of CAE in good standing can nominate a recent dissertation for this award.
A nominated dissertation should have been successfully defended no earlier than 3 calendar years prior to the year in which it is nominated.
Nominations should be sent by May 15, 2013, to CAE Third-Year Member-At-Large, Katherine Richardson Bruna; email@example.com
The nomination should include:
- A letter not to exceed three pages from the nominator summarizing the strengths of the dissertation, including the strength of anthropological theory and method, the scholarly excellence, the relevance to educational anthropology, innovative or insightful approaches, and implications for research and practice in the field of educational anthropology.
- If the nominator is not a member of the nominee’s dissertation committee, the nomination should be accompanied by a supporting letter from a member of the dissertation committee.
- Three copies of a 20-page (5000 words maximum) abstract of the dissertation written by the nominee.
- A completed cover page, outlining:
- Nominee’s name and contact information, including email address
- Nominee’s dissertation title, institution from which nominee received the PhD, and date degree was conferred
- Nominator’s name and contact information
- Attachments (letter, supporting letter, abstract)
The dissertation award committee will be guided by such considerations as:
- The issue addressed in the study bridges the theories and practices of anthropology and education.
- The author-researcher applies anthropological methods and concepts in handling and reporting data thoroughly and insightfully.
- The study is of high quality and makes an important contribution to the field.
A short list of finalists will be selected by August. Finalists will be asked to submit copies of their completed dissertation within 2 weeks. The winner will be selected from among the finalists on the basis of a reading of the completed dissertation by all members of the award committee.
Bradley Levinson (1994)
Phyllis Ryan (1995)
Aurolyn Luykx (1997)
Bryan Brayboy (1999)
Ellen Skilton-Sylvester (1999)
Thea Abu El-Haj (2000)
Mica Pollock (2000)
Julie Kaomea (2001)
Edmund Hamann (2001)
Cati Coe (Honorable Mention 2001)
Denise Blum (2003)
Angela Reyes (2003)
Kimberley Anderson (2004)
Mariela Nuñez-Janes (Finalist 2004)
Leslie C. Moore (Finalist 2004)
Jason Klugman (Honorable Mention 2004)
Tricia Niesz (Honorable Mention 2004)
Doris Warriner (2005)
María Teresa de la Piedra (2005)
Shabana Mir (2006)
Barbara Dupre (2006)
Kimberly Powell (2007)
Joycelyn Wilson (Finalist 2007)
Fida Adely (Honorable Mention 2007)
Sheila Nicholas (Honorable Mention 2007)
Jill P. Koyama (2008)
Angelina Castagno (Finalist 2008)
Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher (Finalist 2008)
Beth Leonard (Honorable Mention 2008)
Inmaculada M. García Sánchez (2009)
Amanda Lashaw (Finalist 2009)
Angela Booker (Honorable Mention 2009)
Zeena Zakharia (Honorable Mention 2009)
Rucheeta Kulkarni (2010)