2015 SAR Student Paper Prize Competition

2015 Student Paper Prize in the Anthropology of Religion

The Society for the Anthropology of Religion invites your submissions for its third annual student paper prize in the anthropology of religion. The student paper prize is aimed towards recognizing and encouraging the writing by students of compelling ethnographies on religion. This prize is intended to foster theoretically significant, ethnographically rich, and publicly-oriented work by scholars at an early stage in their career.

Any paper written by a current graduate student involving the anthropology of religion is eligible. (Co-authored papers are not eligible for this prize.) We particularly encourage papers that were prepared for the 2015 Biennal Meeting of the Society for the Anthropology of Religion in San Diego, or for the 2015 meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Denver. Books are not eligible for this competition, nor are works in which religion is of secondary or nominal importance. To be eligible, students must be members of the SAR.

The prize will be awarded at SAR’s Business Meeting at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in November 2015. The winner will receive a certificate and a $250 cash prize.

Guidelines: Papers should be no more than 10,000 words long, inclusive of bibliography. Please prepare two documents in .pdf format: your paper, including title but with authorship information removed; and a cover page, including the title of the paper, your name, and your institutional affiliation. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2015.

Please send your submission to Jessica Mason, Chair of the Student Paper Prize Committee, at [email protected]