Delmos Jones and Jagna Sharff Memorial Prize for the Critical Study of North America

There were many excellent nominations this year for the SANA Book award. The committee decided to share the award this year between two awardees.

 Honorable mention  goes to to Sarah Horton for They Leave their Kidneys in the Fields: Illness, Injury and Illegality among US workers (UC Press).

St. Clair Drake Award Winners 2017

Four St. Clair Drake Student Travel Grants were awarded to PhD students to support travel to the 2017 AAA Meeting. The student travel grant is awarded on a competitive basis and reviewed by a committee comprised of members from the SANA board. SANA is an intentionally inclusive community of anthropologists and encourages every student to apply for the St. Clair Drake grant regardless of society’s labels or anthropology’s disciplinary boundaries.

Kessie Alexandre, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Princeton University “Between gray and green: Telling times of decay and resilience through urban greening”

Brieanne Berry, Ph.D. student, Anthropology & Environmental Policy Program, University of Maine                                                                                                                                                                “They come from away: On the commoditization of Maine’s discard markets”

Sarah Molinari, PhD Student, Anthropology Program, CUNY Graduate Center                   “Contested Debt, Popular Protest and the Question of Sovereignty During Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis”

 Eva Weiss Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology,Temple University                      “Love Triangle: Migrants, Citizens and ICE Agents in an Era of Mass Deportation”

Eleanor “Happy” Leacock Travel Grant

In 2013, SANA introduced a new prize, the Eleanor “Happy” Leacock Travel Award. Building on SANA’s history of support for those whose work and/or identities places them outside the disciplinary mainstream, this prize provides support for conference travel for the rapidly increasing number of scholars who labor in positions outside the tenure-track system. This year’s award goes to David Flood for his paper “Fence Me In: Individualism, ‘PC Language,’ and the Generative Nature of Social Categorization in Working-Class Worlds”

Yolanda Moses awarded 2017 SANA Prize for Distinguished Achievement in the Critical Study of North America

Yolanda Moses was awarded the 2017 SANA Prize for Distinguished Achievement in the Critical Study of North America. Inaugurated in 1994, the SANA Prize for Distinguished Achievement recognizes scholars with a notable long-term program of research and publication, and also takes into account contributions in other areas, such as teaching and training, SANA/AAA service, and community, activist, or policy involvements outside academia. 

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