Call for Graduate Student Jury Members, 2014 Cultural Horizons Prize


Graduate Student Jury Members Needed!

Application Deadline: April 25, 2014

Catherine Fennell accepting her prize at AAA 2013

For more than 25 years, the Society for Cultural Anthropology has been distinguished by having the largest graduate student membership of any section of the AAA. Recognizing that doctoral students are among the most experimentally minded--and often among the best read--of ethnographic writers, the SCA wants to know:  Who is on your reading horizon?

This spirit gave rise to the "Cultural Horizons Prize," awarded yearly by a jury of doctoral students for the best article appearing in Cultural Anthropology. The winner of the 2013 Horizons Prize was awarded to Catherine Fennell (Columbia University) for her article, “The Museum of Resilience: Raising a Sympathetic Public in Postwelfare Chicago," Cultural Anthropology 27, no. 4 (November 2012): 641–66.

The SCA is now soliciting volunteers to serve on the doctoral student jury for 2014.  The work involves reading through the 2013 volume of Cultural Anthropology over the summer, and delivering a collective decision by early August. Each member of the jury will receive a modest honorarium to help defray costs of attending the 2014 AAA meetings, in order to present the award to the recipient.

Selection of the jury aims to cover the widest range of interests consonant with SCA membership, as well as SCA's spirit that prioritizes interdisciplinarity, ethnography, theoretical innovation, and literariness.  To apply, please send:

  1. a paragraph-length statement of research interests and qualifications;
  2. a current curriculum vitae;
  3. a short, one paragraph, note of recommendation from a dissertation committee member.

Applications may be posted or emailed to:  

John Hartigan

Professor, Department of Anthropology 

2201 Speedway, C3200

University of Texas, Austin

Austin, Tx, 78712-0303

The deadline is April 25, 2014