2020 Halperin Award Call for Entries

The Rhoda Halperin Memorial Fund celebrates the life and work of Rhoda Halperin by supporting PhD students in anthropology who emulate her commitment to economic anthropology and concern for people on the social margins. In memory of Rhoda’s convivial collegiality, the Fund also encourages student professional development through participation in the scholarly meetings of the SEA and AAA. To meet these goals, this award provides students engaged in economic research focused on social exclusion and poverty with small grants for preliminary dissertation fieldwork, and subsequent travel money to present their findings at the Society for Economic Anthropology annual conference.

To learn more about eligibility, award details, and how to apply, see the Halperin Award page.

2019 Halperin Memorial Fund recipients

The Society for Economic Anthropology is pleased to announce the two recipients of this year’s Halperin Memorial Fund award for pre-dissertation research:

Gabriela Montero Mejía, University of Kentucky: “Social adaptations and utilitarian technologies in the New Spain: A perspective from the Eastern Lower Papaloapan Basin”

and

Dominic Piacentini, University of Maine: “Foraging and Property Negotiation: Economic Entanglements in Appalachia”

A heartfelt thank you to the review committee: Rachel Briggs, Rachael Goodman, Thomas Hakansson, Lauren Hayes, and Daniel Souleles. And congratulations and best of luck to both Gabriela and Dominic!

Read more about Rhoda Halperin Memorial Fund award here.

2019 M. Estellie Smith Memorial Award winner!

The Society for Economic Anthropology is pleased to announce the winner for this year’s M. Estellie Smith Memorial Award:

Ellen Kladky, University of California – Irvine
“Pedagogies of Love: Family, Finance, and Social Intervention Programs in Appalachia”

Congratulations to Ellen and a big thank you to this year’s review committee: Nora Haenn, Cindy Isenhour, AJ Faas, Sarah Oosterhoudt, and Marissa Smith.

Read more about M. Estellie Smith and the memorial fund award here.