2024 Cultural Horizons Prize: Call for Jury Members

The Cultural Horizons Prize, awarded yearly by a jury of advanced doctoral students, honors an article appearing in Cultural Anthropology during the preceding year. The prize recognizes work that pushes or opens up new horizons for anthropological inquiry and engagement. The award is presented at the American Anthropological Association (AAA) meetings.

For nearly three decades, the Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) has distinguished itself with the largest graduate-student membership of any section of the American Anthropological Association, besides the National Association of Student Anthropologists. Recognizing that doctoral students are among the most experimentally minded and best-read members of the anthropology community, the SCA wants to know: “Who is opening up and cultivating new reading horizons and forms of engagement?”

The SCA is soliciting graduate student volunteers who have completed fieldwork, are ABD (all but dissertation), and are willing to serve on the 2024 Cultural Horizons Prize Jury. The task involves reading through the 2023 volume of Cultural Anthropology over the summer before delivering a collective decision by late August.

The SCA's commitment to interdisciplinary and experimental engagement, grounded ethnography, and theoretical innovation will guide the selection of jurors. To apply, applicants should submit to Yukiko Koga ([email protected], Cultural Horizons Committee Chair) the following:

  1. The title and a description of your dissertation (maximum 500 words, single-spaced, 12pt font) and a few sentences on your qualifications and the current status/stage of doctoral study. Please keep this within one page.

  2. A current Curriculum Vitae

When submitting: 

  • Please use “Cultural Horizon Prize” in the subject heading when submitting your application.

  • The application materials should be saved as a single PDF file with your full name on each page.

  • Please save the file with a file name: “CHP_Last Name_First Name”

***Please note that ONLY advanced graduate students currently in the post-fieldwork, dissertation write-up stage are eligible.***

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is June 5, 2024.