- The Diana Forsythe Prize
Congratulations to the 2013 recipient, Heather Paxson for The Life of Cheese: Crafting Food and Value in America (University of California Press, 2012)
The Society for the Anthropology of Work (SAW) and the Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC), a committee of the General Anthropology Division, announce a call for nominations for the 2013 Diana Forsythe Prize. The Diana Forsythe Prize was created in 1998 to celebrate the best book or series of published articles in the spirit of Diana Forsythe's feminist anthropological research on work, science, and/or technology, including biomedicine. It is awarded annually at the meeting of the American Anthropological Association by a committee consisting of one representative from the Society for the Anthropology of Work and two from the Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing. Nominations can be sent to Marcia Inhorn at Marcia.Inhorn@yale.edu. Self-nominations are welcomed. To be eligible, books must have been published in the last five years (copyright of 2008 or later) and nominations should be submitted by May 1, 2013 (early nominations appreciated). Publishers should submit three copies of the nominated title, one to each committee member listed below:
Marcia C. Inhorn
Department of Anthropology
10 Sachem Street
New Haven, CT 06520
Department of Anthropology
128 Aaron Burr Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544
University of Chicago
Department of Anthropology
1126 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
- Previous recipients are:
- 2012: Rene Almeling for Sex Cells: The Medical Market for Eggs and Sperm (University of California Press, 2011)
- 2011: Alexander Edmonds for Pretty Modern: Beauty, Sex and Plastic Surgery in Brazil (Duke University Press, 2010)
- 2010: Elly Teman for Birthing a Mother, The Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self (University of California Press, 2010)
- 2009: Emily Martin, for Bipolar Expeditions: Mania and Depression in American Culture (Princeton University Press, 2007)
- 2008: Joao Biehl, for Will to Live: AIDS Therapies and the Politics of Survival (Princeton University Press, 2007)
- 2007: Marcia Inhorn, for Local Babies, Global Science: Gender, religion and in vitro fertilization in Egypt (Routledge, 2003)
- 2006: Jan English-Lueck, for Cultures@SiliconValley (Stanford University Press, 2002)
- 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).
- GAD Prize for Exemplary Cross-Field Scholarship
Congratulations to the 2012 recipient Jonathan Marks for “What is the Viewpoint of Hemoglobin, and Does it Matter?”History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 2009. 31:241-262
The General Anthropology Division (GAD) has long supported innovative scholarship that transcends the seemingly all too rigid boundaries that divide the various fields of anthropology. In this spirit, GAD is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2013 GAD Award for Exemplary Cross-Field Scholarship.
The Cross-Field Award is awarded annually by GAD for a peer-reviewed journal article published in the preceding three years that demonstrates exemplary scholarship from any theoretical or methodological perspective including applied research that transcends two or more fields of anthropology, broadly construed, or is interdisciplinary in nature. The Award carries an honorarium of $1000.
To nominate an article published in 2010 or later for the 2013 GAD Award for Exemplary Cross-Field Scholarship or to obtain additional information, please contact Eric Lassiter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations will be accepted until May 1, 2013. Self-nominations are welcome and should include an email nominating an eligible article plus a pdf file of the article.
- Recent Recipients
- 2011 Kathy Weedman-Arthur for “Feminine Knowledge and Skill Reconsidered: Women and Flaked Stone Tools,” American Anthropologist, 112(2): 228–243.
- Honorable Mention: Zoe Crossland for “Of Clues and Signs: The Dead Body and its Evidential Traces” American Anthropologist. 2009. 111(1): 69-80.
- 2010 David J. Hess for “Crosscurrents: Social Movements and the Anthropology of Science and Technology,” American Anthropologist, 109(3): 463–472.
Honorable Mention: Pamela L. Geller for “Bodyscapes, Biology, and Heteronormativity,” American Anthropologist, 111(4): 504-516.
- 2009 Michael M. J. Fischer for "Four Cultural Genealogies for A Recombinant Anthropology of Science and Technology Studies" Cultural Anthropology, 22(3): 539-614.
- Honorable Mention: Kevin Birth for “Time and the Biological Consequences of Globalization.” Current Anthropology. 2007. 48(2):215-226, 232-236.
- 2008 Ron Eglash, et al for "Culturally Situated Design Tools: Ethnocomputing from Field Site to Classroom", American Anthropologist, Vol. 108, No. 2. (2006), pp. 347-362.
- Honorable Mention: Naomi Quinn for “The Self.” Anthropological Theory. 2006. 6(3): 362-384.