1st EASA Award for a Postgraduate Student Paper in the Anthropology of Food
Masters and early PhD students in Anthropology (or closely related disciplines) who are involved in the anthropological study of food are invited to submit their papers for consideration for the 1st EASA Award for a Postgraduate Student Paper in the Anthropology of Food. This award has been set up by the EASA Anthropology of Food network in collaboration with the EASA journal, Social Anthropology/ Anthropologie Sociale, to encourage anthropological research into food among emerging scholars at European universities.
The submissions will be adjudicated by a panel of three experts, scholars engaged with the Anthropology of Food: Dr Guntra Aistra (Central European University), Dr Katharina Graf (SOAS Food Studies Centre, a former EASA Food Network convener), and Dr Jakob Klein (Chair of the SOAS Food Studies Centre, University of London).
- Candidates must be registered in a Master’s program in Anthropology, or a similar discipline, at a European university, or have graduated from a Master’s programme less than two years ago; or be currently in the early stages of their PhD in a relevant discipline.
- Co-authored papers will be considered as long as the first author fulfils the first criteria; no author is allowed to hold a PhD at the time of submission.
- Should be sent to the EASA Food Network co-convenors Dr Zofia Boni (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr Stephanie Hobbis (email@example.com)
- Must be received by Sunday, 4th of August 2019
- Must be no less than 4500 words and not exceed 6000 words (including bibliography)
- Has to be submitted in English
- Must include an abstract
- Must indicate the university at which the candidate is (or was) registered and their current year in the programme
The adjudicating committee will look for papers that:
- Explicitly engage with anthropological research on food, and clearly demonstrate that engagement in their treatment of the topic.
- Are based on the author(s)’ own research.
- Are ethnographically rich and demonstrate effective use of theory and data.
- Are not merely descriptive and show evidence of original critical analysis.
- Are well organized, coherent in their argumentation and overall a pleasure to read.
The information about the award-winning paper and its author will be promoted within and beyond the EASA Food Network. The winning paper will be accepted for review and considered for publication in Social Anthropology/ Anthropologie Sociale.
We would like to invite programme conveners, teachers and supervisors to disseminate the information about this award among their Master and Doctoral students, and encourage students to apply.