The Kenneth W. Payne Prize
for outstanding anthropological scholarship
by a student on a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered topic
call for submissions
deadline for submission: June 2, 2014
The Kenneth W. Payne Student Prize is presented each year by the Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA) to a graduate or undergraduate student in acknowledgment of outstanding anthropological work on 1) a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered topic, or 2) a critical interrogation of sexualities and genders more broadly defined. The Prize includes a cash award in the amount of $400. Submissions are encouraged from graduate or undergraduate students in any of the four fields of anthropology. To be eligible for consideration, work should have been completed since June 2013 and while the applicant was still enrolled as a student. Research papers as well as visual media (e.g. documentary film) are eligible for submission for this competition. Papers should be no longer than 40 pages, double-spaced, and typed in 11 or 12 point font; published papers or works accepted for publication will not be accepted for review. Visual media should run no longer than 60 minutes; media projects already under contract for commercial distribution will not be accepted for review.
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS JUNE 2, 2014. Submit an electronic copy of the print submission as a Word (*.doc) or RTF (rich text format or *.rtf) attachment to robert.phillips@umanitoba.
Submissions will be judged according to the following criteria: use of relevant L/G/B/T/Q and/or feminist anthropological theory and literature, potential for contribution to and advancement of L/G/B/T/Q studies and our understanding of sexualities worldwide, attention to difference (such as gender, class, race, ethnicity, nation), originality, organization and coherence, and timeliness. The award will be presented to the winner at the AQA Business meeting during the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association (Washington, DC) December 3-7, 2014.
Members of the 2014 Payne Prize Committee: Michael Connors Jackman (York University), Deborah Elliston (SUNY Binghamton), Richard J. Martin (Princeton University), Melissa Minor Peters (Northwestern University), Robert Phillips (University of Manitoba – 2014 Payne Prize Committee chair), and Lucinda Romberg (Cornell University).
For more information about the 2014 Payne prize competition, please contact robert.phillips@