AES regularly holds juried competitions for three awards, all of which recognize outstanding work in the field.

Sharon Stephens Prize

The Sharon Stephens Prize is awarded biennially for a junior scholar’s first book. The prize goes to a work that speaks to contemporary social issues with relevance beyond the discipline and beyond the academy.

Next deadline will be in 2021 and will consider books published in 2019 and 2020. Details TBA

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Senior Book Prize

The Senior Book Prize is awarded biennially for a book by a senior scholar. The prize goes to a work that speaks to contemporary social issues with relevance beyond the discipline and beyond the academy.

May 15 2020

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Elsie Clews Parsons Prize

The AES Board invites individuals who are students in a graduate degree-granting program (including M.A. and Ph.D.) to submit stand-alone papers demonstrating outstanding ethnography for consideration for the Elsie Clews Parsons Prize.

The next deadline will be in January 2021

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