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CASTAC to Award Graduate Student Paper Prize

A message from CASTAC Co-chairs Nick Seaver and Jennifer Carlson:

Starting this year, the AAA Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC) will award a graduate student paper prize, recognizing excellent work by rising scholars. The prize will be awarded annually for a paper that exemplifies innovative research at the intersection of anthropology and science and technology studies, demonstrating theoretical sophistication and an appreciation of the methodological challenges facing the anthropology of science and technology.

The winner of the prize will be announced at the CASTAC business meeting during the 2015 AAA meetings in Denver and will receive a certificate and $100 cash award.

Rules for submission:

  • Papers should be blinded, with the author’s name and any implicating citations removed. Please remember to include your name and affiliation in the email with your submission.
  • Papers must be between 6,000 and 9,000 words, and they must be unpublished at the time of submission.
  • Authors must be graduate students at the time of submission.

Please send papers for consideration to castacprize@gmail.com as email attachments in any standard text format (RTF, PDF, DOC, etc.). Submissions must be received by 11:59pm on July 31st to be considered for this year’s prize. Please direct any questions to Nick Seaver (nseaver-at-uci-dot-edu).

For more information about CASTAC, please visit http://castac.org. CASTAC also awards the Forsythe Prize, for the best book or series of published articles in the spirit of Diana Forsythe’s feminist anthropological research on work, science, or technology, including biomedicine. For more information on the Forsythe Prize, see: http://blog.castac.org/2015/05/castac-seeks-nominations-for-the-diana-forsythe-prize/

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