Sharon Stephens Prize

Deadline

The next competition is in 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 2017 or 2018), 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

Please send nominating letter, link to ebook version, and a hard copy of the book by May 15 to each of the Sharon Stephens Prize committee members listed below. For mailing addresses of committee members, please contact the chair of the committee, Dr. McCaffrey, in advance of the deadline.

Please note: May 15, 2019 is the hard deadline for receipt of all materials.

Katherine McCaffrey (Chair)
mccaffreyk@montclair.edu

Jon Bialecki
Jon.Bialecki@ed.ac.uk

Shirley Lindenbaum
shirleylindenbaum@gmail.com

Nayanika Mathur
nayanika.mathur@area.ox.ac.uk



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