2017 Council on Anthropology and Reproduction Graduate Student Paper Competition

The Council on Anthropology and Reproduction (CAR), an interest group of
the Society for Medical Anthropology, is announcing our annual competition
for the best graduate student paper on anthropology and reproduction.
Submissions from all anthropological sub-disciplines are encouraged.

Criteria on which the papers will be judged:

· Ethnographic richness based on original fieldwork

· Anthropological methodology

· Linkage of work to literature in anthropology and reproduction

· Effective use of theory and data

· Originality/creativity

· Organization, quality of writing, and coherence of argument

The papers will be read by a committee of CAR members. The author of the
winning paper will receive a cash award. The winner will be announced in
both the CAR Newsletter and at the American Anthropological Association
Annual Meeting in 2017, and an abstract will be published in the CAR

All submissions must be received by July 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm, and can be
submitted at any time before the deadline. Please send two files,
preferably in PDF: 1) the paper with no identifying information, and 2) a
cover page that includes your name, mailing address, email address, and
school affiliation. Email submission of .pdf files is preferred; if that
presents a hardship, please contact us.

Please send electronic copies to the Chair of the CAR Graduate Student
Paper Competition Committee:
Claire Wendland at cwendland@wisc.edu
Department of Anthropology, 5240 Social Science
1180 Observatory Drive, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706

Papers should be double-spaced, no more than 9,000 words including
references, and references should be formatted in American Anthropologist

Papers already published or accepted for publication at time of submission
are not eligible.


1) Can the paper be a critical synthetic review of literature? No, the
paper needs to be based on original research conducted by the author.

2) Can the author graduate before the submission deadline and still be
considered? Yes, as long as the paper is submitted prior to graduation.

3) Can the author be an undergraduate? No. The author must be a graduate

4) Can the paper be under review but not accepted? Yes.

5) Can the submission be mailed? Emailed is preferred, but print copies
are allowed.

6) Can the paper be co-authored? The paper can be co-authored, if the
student is the primary author and can attest to at least 50% of the data
collection and analysis and at least 75% of the writing.

7) Can a previous winner submit in another year? No.

8) Can the author be from a program that is interdisciplinary? Yes, if the
student’s primary disciplinary orientation is anthropology. Note that
papers are judged using anthropological research and writing standards and
by anthropologists.

Questions may be directed to Claire Wendland at cwendland@wisc.edu or Elyse
Singer at onasinger@gmail.com

*Elyse Singer*
Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology
Certificate Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Washington University, St. Louis
National Science Foundation Fellow
American Association for University Women Fellow

Contact Info

Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA)
c/o Karli Whitmore
125 rue Jean de la Londe, #301
Baie d'Urfe (Québec) H9X 3T8