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Call for Papers: Guerrero-Friedlander Human Rights Graduate Student Paper Prize

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Call for Papers: Guerrero-Friedlander Human Rights Graduate Student Paper Prize

The American Anthropological Association Committee for Human Rights (CfHR) invites graduate students to apply for the Guerrero-Friedlander Human Rights Graduate Student Paper Prize. Eligible students are enrolled in a graduate degree-granting program until at least May 1, 2016. Eligible programs include, but are not limited to JD, LLM, MS, MA, MPH, MS, or PhD.

Papers should demonstrate an outstanding understanding of and critical engagement with human rights issues from an anthropological perspective, addressing both theory and practice. Topics of research are not geographically restricted and may include, but are not limited to: colonialism, civil rights, displacement and migration, environmental rights, genocide, health disparities, Indigenous rights, land claims, language and justice, nativism, peace and conflict, political economies of human rights, refugees and asylum seekers, social justice, social movements, sovereignty, structural and systemic violence, and warfare. Submissions that follow a participatory action approach or emphasize anthropological action/practice are encouraged.  

The CfHR awards a cash prize of $400 which will be presented at the 2016 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting during the Committee for Human Rights Public Forum, and the student will be asked to provide a 15-20 minute presentation on the winning paper at this time. The winner will also be profiled in Anthropology News.

Submissions should not exceed 8,000 words (including notes and references) and should follow AAA style guidelines. Submissions should be unpublished manuscripts not currently under review elsewhere, forthcoming, or in press. Please submit two PDFs for review to Jaymelee Kim at jaymelee.kim@gmail.com by September 1, 2016. One version should be complete: including a cover sheet with the author’s name, contact information, paper title, abstract, and keywords that accompanies the paper; the other version should include the paper’s title, text, and abstract, but no identifying information. Papers will be read in a double-blind process by Committee for Human Rights members.



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