Stirling Prize for Best Published Work in Psychological Anthropology

The Stirling Award is awarded to a previously published work (article or book, in alternate years) that makes an outstanding contribution to any area of psychological anthropology.

The Stirling Award was originally established in 1968 by Rebecca and Gene Stirling. Winners of this prestigious award recognizing the best published work in psychological anthropology become members of the selection committee for a three-year rotation.

Unpublished manuscripts, dissertations, and web publications are not eligible. Edited volumes are not eligible for the book prize, but individual chapters may be submitted for the article prize. There are separate rules for nomination of books and articles; please consult the relevant rules below.

2022 SPA Stirling Prize Announcement

The Stirling Prize is awarded to a previously published work (this year, it will be awarded for a book) that makes an outstanding contribution to any area of psychological anthropology. Unpublished manuscripts, dissertations, and web publications are not eligible. Edited volumes are not eligible for the book prize.

Books published between December 31,2020 and May 31, 2022 are eligible for consideration. All nominations, including self-nominations, must be accompanied by a cover letter from a member of the SPA discussing the significance of the work’s contribution to psychological anthropology. The nominator must arrange to have copies of the work sent for the selection committee to review and must include a cover letter (1-2 pages) outlining the work’s contribution to the field.

The winner will be announced at the Spring 2023 Biennial SPA meeting and will receive a $500 cash prize.

The Stirling Prize Committee includes:

Chair: Jason DeCaro

University of Alabama

Sarah Willen

University of Connecticut

Anita Von Poser

Freie Universität Berlin

Books and nomination letters need to be sent individually to ALL committee members with a postmark no later than June 1, 2022 for consideration. Books previously considered cannot be reconsidered. Please email Neely Myers, Secretary of the SPA at namyers@smu.edu for mailing addresses for submission of hard copy books well in advance of the deadline and with other questions. The email subject line must read: “SPA Boyer Prize Address.”

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