Sharon Stephens Prize

Deadline

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

Prize

$1000

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.

Eligibility

Ethnographies and critical works in contemporary theory–single-authored or multi-authored but not edited collections–are eligible. The book should be the first monograph by a junior scholar, have been published in the last two years (copyright of 2019 or 2020), and may not have been previously submitted for this prize.

Jury

The jury for the prize is chaired by an AES councilor, who selects two or three other scholars as jury members.

Nominations

Letters of nominations must come from scholars; self-nominations and nominations from presses are not invited.

Announcements

Announcements regarding the deadlines and other specifics will be posted on this website, as well as through the Anthropology News “AES Section News” column and other e-mail based publicity.

Submissions

Next deadline in 2021. Details TBA.



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