Recent Award Winners

 

Reclaming the Discarded

Reclaiming the Discarded:
Life and Labor on Rio's Garbage Dump

Kathleen M. Millar

Winner, Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA) Best Book Award

Honorable Mention, Latin American Studies Association Brazil Section Best Book in the Social Sciences

Honorable Mention, Sérgio Buarque de Holanda Prize / Best Book in Social Sciences, presented by the Brazil Section of the Latin American Studies Association

Finalist, 2018 Society for the Anthropology of Work Book Prize

  

Tell Me Why My Children Died

Tell Me Why My Children Died:
Rabies, Indigenous Knowledge, and Communicative Justice

Charles L. Briggs and Clara Mantini-Briggs

Winner, Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology, presented by the American Anthropological Association

Co-Winner, 2017 New Millennium Book Award, presented by the Society for Medical Anthropology Section of the American Anthropological Association

  

The Fetish Revisited

The Fetish Revisited:
Marx, Freud, and the Gods Black People Make

J. Lorand Matory

Winner, Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion: Analytical-Descriptive Studies from the American Academy of Religion

  

Fugitive Modernities

Fugitive Modernities:
Kisama and the Politics of Freedom

Jessica A. Krug

Finalist, 2019 Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Finalist, 2019 Harriet Tubman Prize

  

Is It Still Good to Ya?

Is it Still Good To Ya?:
Fifty Years of Rock Criticism, 1967–2017

Robert Christgau

Finalist, 2018 National Book Critic's Circle Award

  

Bright Signals

Bright Signals:
A History of Color Television

Susan Murray

Winner of the Katherine Singer Kovacs Award, presented by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Winner of the Michael Nelson Prize, presented by the International Associate for Media and History,/h3>

  

Asian Video Cultures

Asian Video Cultures:
In the Penumbra of the Global

Joshua Neves and Bhaskar Sarkar, editors

Winner of the Best Edited Collection Award, presented by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies

  

Domesticating Democracy

Domesticating Democracy:
The Politics of Conflict Resolution in Bolivia

Susan Helen Ellison

Winner of the Bryce Wood Book Award, presented by the Latin American Studies Association

  

Immediations

Immediations:
The Humanitarian Impulse in Documentary

Pooja Rangan

Winner of the 2019 Harry Levin Prize, presented by the American Comparative Literature Association

  

The Right to Maim

The Right to Maim:
Debility, Capacity, Disability

Jasbir K. Puar

Winner of the Alan Bray Memorial Award, presented by the GLQ Caucus of the Modern Language Association

Winner of the 2018 Alison Piepmeier Book Prize, presented by the National Women's Studies Association
  

Activist Archives

Activist Archives:
Youth Culture and the Political Past in Indonesia

Doreen Lee

Winner of the Harry J. Benda Book Prize, presented by the Association for Asian Studies

  

Curative Violence

Curative Violence:
Rehabilitating Disability, Gender, and Sexuality in Modern Korea

Eunjung Kim

Winner of the James B. Palais Book Prize, presented by the Association for Asian American Studies

  
Radiation Brain Moms and Citizen Scientists

Radiation Brain Moms and Citizen Scientists:
The Gender Politics of Food Contamination after Fukushima

Aya Hirata Kimura

Winner of the 2019 Rachel Carson Prize, presented by the Society for the Social Studies of Science

  

The Economization of Life

The Economization of Life

Michelle Murphy

Winner of the 2019 Ludwik Fleck Prize, presented by the Society for the Social Studies of Science

  

Sins against Nature

Sins against Nature:
Sex and Archives in Colonial New Spain

Zeb Tortorici

Winner of the John Boswell Prize, presented by the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History of the American Historical Association

  

Watering the Revolution

Watering the Revolution:
An Environmental and Technological History of Agrarian Reform in Mexico

Mikael D. Wolfe

Winner of the Elinor Melville Prize for Latin American Environmental History, presented by the Council for Latin American History of the American Historical Association

  

Migrant Returns

Migrant Returns:
Manila, Development, and Transnational Connectivity

Eric J. Pido

Winner of the 2019 Association for Asian American Studies Book Award in Social Sciences

  

Downwardly Global

Downwardly Global:
Women, Work, and Citizenship in the Pakistani Diaspora

Lalaie Ameeriar

Honorable Mention, 2019 Association for Asian American Studies Book Award in Social Sciences

  

The Labor of Faith

The Labor of Faith:
Gender and Power in Black Apostolic Pentecostalism

Judith Casselberry

Winner of the 2019 Pneuma Book Award from the Society for Pentecostal Studies

  

Authoring Autism

Authoring Autism:
On Rhetoric and Neurological Queerness

Melanie Yergeau

Winner of the 2019 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship Book Award

  

How Development Projects Persist

How Development Projects Persist:
Everyday Negotiations with Guatemalan NGOs

Erin Beck

Honorable Mention, 2019 International Political Association (IPS) Section of the International Studies Association Book Award

  

Earth Beings

Earth Beings:
Ecologies of Practice across Andean Worlds

Eunjung Kim

Winner of the 2018 Senior Book Prize, presented by the Association for Feminist Anthropology

  

My Life as a Spy

My Life as a Spy:
Investigations in a Secret Police File

Katherine Verdery

Winner of the 2018 Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing

  
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