2018 competition is closed. Winner To Be Announced Later.
The Senior Book Prize is awarded bi-annually 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.
Ethnographies and critical works in contemporary theory–single-authored or multi-authored but not edited collections–are eligible. The book should have been published in 2016 or 2017, and may not have been previously submitted for this prize.
Criteria may include: originality, rigor, and maturity of research; an innovative approach to ethnography; theoretical sophistication and depth; thematic prescience; and an enduring contribution to Anthropology and beyond.
The jury for the prize is chaired by an AES councilor, who selects two or three other scholars as jury members.
Letters of nomination must come from scholars; self-nominations are not invited.
Announcements regarding the deadlines and other specifics will be posted on this website, as well as through the Anthropology News “AES Section News” column and other e-mail and social media-based publicity.
Next deadline in 2020. Details TBA.