Graduate Paper Competition, Society for the Anthropology of Europe, Deadline: March 1


The Society for the Anthropology of Europe is calling for abstract submissions for its annual student paper competition. Three selected finalists will be invited to present their work alongside senior Europeanist anthropologists in an SAE-sponsored panel at the 2010 AAA meetings in New Orleans. One of the three finalists will receive the SAE Graduate Student Paper Prize, which comes with a $400 cash award. The winner will be announced at the SAE business meeting. This decision will be based on the AAA-length paper which the finalists must submit by October 1, 2010. The papers should be written with the goal that they will ultimately be elaborated and submitted for publication. All three finalists will be encouraged and receive guidance from a senior anthropologist such that they can pursue publication in relevant journals.

Interested graduate students are invited to submit a 500-word (maximum), single-authored abstract to Andrea Muehlebach ( by March 1, 2010. Students will be notified by March 14 regarding the committee’s decision.

Selection will be based on the submitted abstract, which must deal with some aspect of European anthropology and/or European anthropology’s contribution to the broader field. This rule will be interpreted liberally to include papers of a comparative and/or theoretical nature. Selection criteria include how well the abstract addresses the conference theme of “Circulation” and the quality of the research project. The abstract should include a clear statement of the problem being investigated as well as the methods and results of the study, the theoretical literature which the paper aims to address, and the significance of research. Judges will evaluate originality, contribution to the field, and writing style appropriate for a manuscript in preparation for publication in an academic journal.

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