The American Ethnological Society invites nominations for its bi-annual Sharon Stephens Prize, awarded for a junior scholar’s first book. The prize ($1000) goes to a work that speaks to contemporary social issues with relevance beyond the discipline and beyond the academy. Ethnographies and critical works in contemporary theory -- single-authored or multi-authored but not edited collections -- are eligible. Books published in 2007 and 2008 are eligible. The Sharon Stephens Prize will be awarded at the AES business meeting at the 2009 AAA annual meeting. Letters of nominations must come from scholars; self-nominations and nominations from presses are not invited. Please send a nominating letter and copy of the book by May 15, 2009 to each of the three Sharon Stevens Prize committee members (three copies total of both the letter and the book). More information about the prize can be found on the AES website: http://www.aesonline.org/.
The committee for the 2009 Sharon Stevens Prize includes:
1.) Sharryn Kasmir, Department of Anthropology, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549.
2.) Lesley Gill, Department of Anthropology, Vanderbilt University, 124 Garland Hall, Nashville, TN 37235.
3.) Daniel Varisco, Department of Anthropology, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549.