Yearly Archives: 2015

Call for papers: Research in Economic Anthropology

Anthropological papers with an economic focus are now being sought for Volume 36 of Research in Economic Anthropology (REA), scheduled for publication in 2016.

Although a broad range of articles and essays can be accepted for consideration, preference will be granted to manuscripts that draw on original ethnographic or archaeological research (i.e., empirical case studies). Submissions will be subject to peer-review.

View the full call for papers.

REA is sponsored by the Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA). Many well-known economic anthropologists and members of SEA have contributed works for the series.

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The 2015 Harold K. Schneider Student Prize in Economic Anthropology


DEADLINE: June 1, 2015

The Harold K. Schneider Prize Competition is a student paper competition established by the Society for Economic Anthropology to honor its first president and to encourage new scholars in the field of economic anthropology. Harold Schneider, Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University, was known for both his path breaking research and his dedication as a teacher. Each year, the Society for Economic Anthropology invites both undergraduate and graduate students to submit papers on any aspect of economic anthropology or economic archaeology. Papers should contain a central thesis or argument, should be neither wholly descriptive nor wholly theoretical but, ideally, both and should be edited for clarity.

Manuscripts should be in English only and be no longer than 8,000 words, including endnotes and references, and in American Anthropologist style. The winners in both the undergraduate and graduate categories will each receive a cash prize, a certificate of achievement, and a year’s membership in the SEA. The graduate winner will also be invited to make a presentation at the annual spring meeting of the SEA.

Please submit electronic submissions only. The electronic submission must be sent in Microsoft Word format. Use your last name as the document name (example: “mauss.doc”).  Please do not include your name anywhere within the text of the document, but provide all contact addresses (mail and E-mail) on the title page. 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.doc”).

All student submissions must be accompanied by a supporting note from a faculty sponsor, which should be submitted via e-mail. Please indicate whether you are applying in the undergraduate or graduate category.

Submissions, faculty support notes, and questions can be sent to Ty Matejowsky, at Ty.Matejowsky[at]ucf[dot]edu.

2015 Halperin Awardees Announced

2015 Halperin Awardees

The Society for Economic Anthropology is pleased to announce the three awardees of the 2015 award of $2500 for PhD research and conference travel to:

VilleccoJohn M. Villecco, Department of Anthropology, American University

Project: Local Effects of Chinese -Funded Infrastructural Development on the Kenyan Coast




GegliaBeth Geglia, Department of Anthropology, American University

Project: Distributive and Concentrative Effects of Economic Collectives in Honduran Communities: A Pre-SEZ Study



LiptonJonah Lipton, Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics

Project: ‘Ebola is the only work in Sierra Leone right now’: an ethnographic study of informal work, care, and family life in Freetown.




The committee, composed of Martha Rees, Judith Marti, Rudolf J Colloredo-Mansfeld, Lynne Milgram, Katrina Greene, Daniel Murphy, Patricia A McAnany, and Walter Little reviewed and ranked 36 applications in order to make the difficult decision about which projects to fund.

Thanks to all applicants for participating in the competition and to the committee members for their hard work reviewing such a high quality group of research proposals.

Martha Rees and Judith Marti, Co-Chairs, Halperin Memorial Fund Committee

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