2014 Geertz Prize open for nominations

The Society for the Anthropology of Religion would like to announce our annual juried competition for the Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion. The Geertz Prize seeks to encourage excellence in the anthropology of religion by recognizing an outstanding recent book in the field. The prize is named in honor of the late [...]

2013 Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion

2013 Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion and Honorable Mention The SAR is pleased to announce the winner of the seventh annual Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion: Michael Lempert’s Discipline and Debate: The Language of Violence in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery (University of California Press, 2012). Honorable mention is awarded to [...]

Cosmologies of Credit Receives 2012 Geertz Prize

2012 First Prize SAR has awarded the 2012 Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion to Cosmologies of Credit: Transnational Mobility and the Politics of Destination in China by Julie Chu (Duke University Press, 2010). In her monograph Chu, an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, crafts a masterful depiction of the [...]

2013 Geertz Prize open for nominations

The Society for the Anthropology of Religion would like to announce our annual juried competition for the Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion. Any single-authored or co-authored book focusing on the anthropology of religion, broadly defined, is eligible for the Prize. The Geertz Prize seeks to encourage excellence in the anthropology of religion [...]

2012 Geertz Prize open for nominations

SAR would like to announce our annual juried competition for the Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion. This year’s Prize coordinator is Lauren Leve. To submit a book for consideration, please send six (6) copies to the Prize committee by March 31, 2012. For full details, see the Geertz Prize page.

Dreams That Matter Receives 2011 Geertz Prize

SAR has awarded the 2011 Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion to Dreams That Matter: Egyptian Landscapes of the Imagination by Amira Mittermaier (University of California Press, 2011).

Call for Nominations for the 2011 Geertz Prize

The Society for the Anthropology of Religion, a section of the American Anthropological Association, announces the 2011 juried competition for the CLIFFORD GEERTZ PRIZE IN THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION The Geertz Prize seeks to encourage excellence in the anthropology of religion by recognizing an outstanding recent book in the field. The prize is named in [...]