2020 Schneider Prize Submissions Now Open!

The Harold K. Schneider Prize Competition is now accepting submissions for its 2020 undergraduate and graduate student paper competition. The deadline for the competition is June 1, 2020; complete details are available on the Schneider Prize web page.

Submission Guidelines

  • Please submit electronic submissions only.
  • Manuscripts should be in English only and no longer than 8,000 words, including endnotes and references, and in American Anthropological style.
  • The electronic submission must be sent in Microsoft Word format. Use your last name as the document name (example: “mauss.docx”).
  • Reviews are blind. Please include a title page with your name and contact addresses (both mail and email), but do not include your name anywhere within the text of the document.
  • Indicate on the title page whether you are applying in the undergraduate or graduate category.
  • If the paper includes multiple .gif or .jpg images, please include them within the text as well in a separate document labeled with your name (example: “mauss_images.docx”).
  • All student submissions must be accompanied by a supporting note from a faculty sponsor, which should be submitted via e-mail.
  • Undergraduate award winners receive $150; graduate award winners receive $300.

Submissions, faculty support notes, and questions can be sent to Allison Truitt at atruitt [at] tulane [dot] edu.

SEA 2020 Book Prize nominations are open!

Hi SEA-ers,

I am pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the 2020 SEA Book Prize. The SEA Book Prize Committee looks for the best book in economic anthropology published over the last 3 years. Previous winners of the Society for Economic Anthropology’s book prize are:

2003 Salaula: The World of Secondhand Clothing and Zambia by Karen Tranberg-Hansen
2005 Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World by Ted Bestor
2008 Global Outlaws: Crime, money and power in the Contemporary World by Carolyn Nordstrom AND Home Cooking in the Global Village: Caribbean Food from Buccaneers to Ecotourists by Richard Wilk
2011 Coffee and Community: Maya Farmers and Fair Trade Markets by Sarah Lyons
2014 The Darjeeling Distinction: Labor and Justice on Fair-Trade Tea Plantations in India by Sarah Besky
2017 Money from Nothing: Indebtedness and Aspiration in South Africa by Deborah James

The book prize includes a $500 award. It will be presented at the fall 2020 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in St. Louis, MO during the SEA Friday afternoon business meeting. The winning book will also be announced in the American Anthropological Association’s Anthropology News.

Instructions for Nominations:

Deadline for nominations is April 1, 2020.

Nominations must include

1. Author(s)
2. SEA membership status
3. Book title
4. Publication date and publisher
5. A paragraph summarizing the book’s argument
6. A paragraph describing how the book fits into economic anthropology
7. Contact information for the person submitting the nomination (name, email, phone number)

Authors must be SEA members at the time of their book’s submission. SEA is a member organization of the American Anthropological Association. Nonmembers whose books are nominated will have the opportunity to join the SEA to be considered for this prize.

Books must be published between May 2017 and April 2020. Books previously considered for the SEA book prize are not eligible for resubmission.

Please email nominations to the book prize committee chair, John Millhauser (millhauser@ncsu.edu) with the subject “SEA book prize nomination.”

SEA members who are interested in serving on the committee should let me know by email before the end of November.

Best,

John Millhauser