Call for Student Jurors for the 2013 Cultural Horizons Prize

Graduate Student Jury Members Needed!  Deadline: March 31, 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 2012 Horizons Prize was Mette N. Svendsen for her article, “Articulating Potentiality: Notes on the Delineation of the Blank Figure in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research.”  

The SCA is now soliciting volunteers to serve on the doctoral student jury for 2013.  The work involves reading through the 2012 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 2013 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:  

Hiro Miyazaki

Director, East Asia Program

140 Uris Hall

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY  14853  

The deadline is March 31, 2013