Seeking Advanced Graduate Students for the Cultural Horizons Prize Jury

The Cultural Horizons Prize, awarded yearly by a jury of advanced doctoral students, honors the best article appearing in Cultural Anthropology during the preceding year. The award is presented at the AAA meetings.

For nearly three decades, the Society for Cultural Anthropology 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 on your reading horizon?”

The SCA is soliciting graduate student volunteers who have completed fieldwork, are ABD, and are willing to serve on the 2022 Cultural Horizons Prize Jury. The task involves reading through the 2021 volume of Cultural Anthropology over the summer before delivering a collective decision by early August. Jurors will be offered an opportunity to workshop a piece of writing with current SCA President Eleana Kim.

The SCA's commitment to interdisciplinary and experimental engagement, grounded ethnography, theoretical innovation, and a global, decolonial anthropology will guide the selection of jurors. We also aim to cover the widest range of interests consonant with SCA’s membership. To apply, applicants should send:

  1. A paragraph-length statement of research interests and qualifications. This paragraph should indicate your current status/stage of doctoral study.
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae.
  3. A short (one paragraph) note of recommendation from a dissertation committee member.

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

Applications should be sent as Word or PDF files to Andrea Muehlebach ([email protected]) and Ramah McKay ([email protected]).

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

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is Wednesday, May 25, 2022. (Decisions will be made by May 31, 2022).