[URBANTH-L]ANN: David M. Schneider Graduate Student Essay Award

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Thu Feb 8 14:58:59 EST 2007


The American Anthropological Association is pleased to announce the third 
annual competition for the David M. Schneider Award for an original graduate 
student essay. Throughout his life, David Schneider's work on kinship, 
cultural theory, and American culture was provocative and iconoclastic. The 
$1,000 award will be given in recognition of work that treats one or more of 
these topics in a fresh and innovative fashion. The presentation of the 
award will take place at the 2007 annual meeting of the American 
Anthropological Association. The winning essay will be announced in the 
Anthropology News and will be sent to Cultural Anthropology, a journal that 
David Schneider helped to found, to be reviewed for publication.

Previous Awardees
2005 Laurel A. Monnig

Eligibility:  Authors must be graduate students in anthropology who have 
been admitted to candidacy for, but have not yet received, their Ph.D. by 
June 1, 2007.  Essays may be entered into competition by either authors or 
their dissertation advisors. Awardees must be members of the AAA.

Application materials should be limited to:

An unpublished essay no more than 30 pages in length (double spaced, 12 
point font, inclusive of notes and bibliography). The essay need not 
necessarily use Schneider's ethnographic or theoretical writings but it 
should exhibit an innovative approach to one or more of the topics-kinship, 
cultural theory, or American culture-that were central to his work.

A two-page CV that includes contact information through December 2007.
A one-page abstract that clearly states the argument of your essay, its 
relevance to the topics of kinship, cultural theory, and/or American 
culture, and the key innovations it advances.

A brief letter from your dissertation advisor, director of graduate studies, 
or department chair certifying that you have been admitted to candidacy for 
the Ph.D. and will not yet have received the Ph.D. by June 1, 2007.

Four copies of the above materials should be sent to:

Kathy Ano, American Anthropological Association, 2200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 
600, Arlington, VA 22201.
Deadline: Postmarked no later than June 1, 2007. Faxed, emailed, or late 
submissions will not be accepted.

Questions regarding the award should be addressed to: Kathy Ano, American 
Anthropological Association, 2200 Wilson Blvd, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 

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