SAFN Student Awards!

2021 Award winners, Sucharita Kanjilal, Noha Fikry, Carolyn Mason, and Ileana Diaz

Students! Have you been doing research or writing on food and nutrition? Would you like fame, recognition, and money for your efforts?

The Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition has three awards for student research and writing. Details and links to more information are below.

We recently announced the 2021 winners of each of the awards. They are an impressive group, with work that demonstrates the relevance and interest of research on food and nutrition in anthropology. Links to the announcements are also below.

Now is the time to start thinking about applying for the 2022 awards.

The awards are:

The Thomas Marchione Award

For graduate students engaged in or having recently completed research related to food and human rights, food security, food justice, and related issues. Work in any field of study is eligible, and the winner will receive $800 and a year’s membership in both the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (SAFN). Details on how to apply here.

This year’s winner is Ileana Diaz (University of Waterloo), for her research on Navigating Food Futures: Post-Disaster Food Sovereignty in Puerto Rico. Read about her work here. Visit the award page for a list of previous winners.

The Christine Wilson Award

This is really two awards, one undergraduate and one graduate. We are seeking applications for the Christine Wilson Graduate Student Award and the Christine Wilson Undergraduate Student Award for outstanding student research papers on food and/or nutrition. The winner of the graduate award and the undergraduate award will receive $500 and be recognized at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association and receive a year’s membership in SAFN. Details on how to apply here.

This year’s winners are:

Christine Wilson Undergraduate Award: Carolyn Mason (George Mason University) Bigger Fish to Fry: Enslaved Foodways and Their Connection to the Health of Enslaved People and Their Descendants. Read more about her work here.

Christine Wilson Graduate Award: Noha Fikry (University of Toronto) Feeding Humans, Eating Animals, and Extending Kitchens: Rooftops as Spaces of Nurturance in Urban Egypt. Read more about her work here.

Visit the award page for a list of previous winners.

The Student Research Award

The Student Research Award is open to all our student members pursuing Masters or PhD degrees at accredited colleges or universities. The funding is intended to support the research phase of an original project focused on food and nutritional anthropology. Students from all four sub-fields of anthropology are encouraged to apply as well as from interdisciplinary fields that engage in anthropological methods and theory. It carries an award of $800. Details on how to apply here.

This year’s winner is

Sucharita Kanjilal (UCLA), A homemaker’s diary: Caste, class and the gastropolitics of history-making in Digital India. Read more about her work here.

Visit the award page for previous winners.

And remember: you can’t win if you do not apply!

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