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Call for Submissions: Society for the Anthropology of Europe Graduate Student Paper Prize Competition

SAE is pleased to announce the annual call for submissions for its graduate student paper prize competition. Between Brexit and the refugee crisis, Europe is undergoing significant transformations, which compel anthropologists and other ethnographers to rethink old paradigms and to develop new ones that better address current realities of the region. Submitted manuscripts must engage with some aspect of the anthropology in/of Europe and/or Europeanist anthropology’s contribution to the broader field of anthropology, addressing any number of past, present, or future challenges that the region is facing today. This rule will be interpreted liberally to include papers of a comparative, theoretical, and/or empirical nature.

The winning paper will receive a $400 award and will be automatically submitted for publication in the journal, Social Anthropology. Candidates should therefore send their most mature and original work in article format. Submitted papers should not exceed 7000 words, including references and notes, but excluding the abstract. A separate page should give the author’s name and academic affiliation, the title, a short abstract of no more than 200 words, five key words, and a word count of the main manuscript. Manuscripts must be written in English (original or translation) and must not have previously appeared in print or online media. Limit of one submission per person. The committee will evaluate originality, contribution to the field, inclusivity of diverse perspectives, and writing style appropriate for a manuscript in preparation for publication.

At the time of submission, authors must be graduate students in anthropology or related fields in a university anywhere in the world. There is no citizenship requirement, and women, gender nonconforming, and underrepresented scholars are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates will be notified by early August of the review committee’s decision. The winner will be publicly announced at the general business meeting of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe, and finalists will be invited to present their work at the SAE-sponsored roundtable “Café Europa” during the 2019 AAA Annual Meeting in Vancouver.

Interested graduate students are invited to submit their previously unpublished work, along with a title page that includes contact information and affiliation, via email to Prof. Lilith Mahmud ([email protected]) by Saturday June 15, 2019, with the subject line “SAE Paper Prize Submission.”