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2014 Graduate Student Paper Competition, Council on Anthropology and Reproduction

Council on Anthropology and Reproduction


The deadline for submission of graduate student papers is AUGUST 15, 2014


The Council on Anthropology and Reproduction (CAR), an interest group of the Society for Medical Anthropology, is pleased to announce its 14th annual award competition for the best graduate student paper on anthropology and reproduction. Submissions from all anthropological subdisciplines 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


Please provide two files: 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.


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


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


The papers will be read by a committee of CAR members. The author of the winning paper will receive a cash award of approximately $250. The winner will be announced in both the CAR Newsletter and the Anthropology Newsletter, and an abstract will be published in the CAR Newsletter.


Questions may be directed to Jill Fleuriet at jill.fleuriet@utsa.edu. 


Submissions must be emailed or postmarked by August 15, 2014 11:59pm Students are encouraged to submit papers at any time before the deadline.


Please send electronic copies to the Chair of the CAR Graduate Student Paper Competition Committee:

Jill Fleuriet at jill.fleuriet@utsa.edu

Department of Anthropology, 1 UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78230




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 in August and still submit in September? Yes, if the paper is submitted prior to graduation.

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

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

5)      Can the submission be emailed? 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.


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