M. Bianet Castellanos, Hilda Llorens and Elan Abrell Awarded the 2022 Gregory Bateson Book Prize

Deciding to honor significant, ethnographically rich, and beautifully written books that address the urgent issues of our time and our discipline, the jury awarded the prize this year to three winners and an honorable mention.

2022 Gregory Bateson Book Prize Winners

M. Bianet Castellanos' Indigenous Dispossession: Housing and Maya Indebtedness in Mexico (Stanford University Press)

Hilda Llorens' Making Livable Worlds: Afro-Puerto Rican Women Building Environmental Justice (University of Washington Press)

Elan Abrell's Saving Animals: Multispecies Ecologies of Rescue and Care (University of Minnesota Press)

Honorable Mention

Nayanika Mathur’s Crooked Cats: Beastly Encounters in the Anthropocene (University of Chicago Press)


The 2022 Gregory Bateson Book Prize Jury is comprised of Aimee Meredith Cox (chair, New York University), Vanessa Diaz (Loyola Marymount University), Savannah Shange (UC Santa Cruz), and Jonathan Tran (Baylor University)