AES invites nominations for its Senior Book Prize, awarded every other year for a book by a senior scholar. The deadline is May 21, 2022.

The prize goes to a work that is deeply ethnographic and 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 — with publication dates in 2020 or 2021 are eligible. The prize will be awarded at the AES business meeting at the AAA Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. Nomination letters are required and must come from scholars; self-nominations are not invited. If possible, the jury requests hard copies and eBook versions of all submissions. For more info, visit Additional questions can be directed to the jury chair, Tomas Matza (

Further announcements about the prize will be posted on the AES website, as well as through the Anthropology News “AES Section News” column and other e-mail and social media-based publicity.