AES regularly holds juried competitions for three awards, all of which recognize outstanding work in the field.
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.
The June 1st 2021 deadline has now passed. Decisions will be made in time for the 2021 AAA meeting.
The Senior Book Prize is awarded biennially for a book by a senior scholar. The prize goes to a work that speaks to contemporary social issues with relevance beyond the discipline and beyond the academy.
Next deadline in 2022. Details TBA
The Elsie Clews Parsons Prize is awarded yearly for the best graduate-student paper that engages with AES's core commitments to combining innovative fieldwork with rich theoretical critique.
The AES Board invites individuals who are students in a graduate degree-granting program (including M.A. and Ph.D.) to submit stand-alone papers demonstrating outstanding ethnography for consideration for the Parsons Prize. Submission portal: https://forms.gle/sysveFSUbEt49VxX8
Monday, October 18, 2021