CASCA: Women's Network Prizes
1. CASCA Women's Network's Lifetime Achievement Award
2. CASCA Women's Network Award for Student Paper
1. Call for Nominations - CASCA Women's Network's Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Feminist Anthropology in Canada
The CASCA Women's Network invites nominations for the CASCA Women's
Network's Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Feminist
Anthropology in Canada, 2020.
This achievement award was established as part of the 25th Anniversary
Celebrations of the Canadian Anthropology Society's Women' s Network.
Its goal is to recognize and pay tribute to feminist scholars who,
through their work in the field of Social/Cultural Anthropology in
Canada, have made a significant contribution to the field of feminist
anthropology as scholars, mentors and activists. Recognition through
nomination is made every 2-3 years.
The first CASCA Women's Network Lifetime Achievement Award for
Feminist Anthropology in Canada was awarded in 2011 to Dr. Elvi
Whittaker. Dr. Whittaker is Professor Emerita in the Department of
Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. She was recognized
as one of the founders and first coordinators of the CASCA Women's
Network, as well as a past- president of CASCA, and past- president of
the Canadian Social Science Federation. Please read more about all the
awardees at the CASCA website.
Nominations (in French or English) in the form of a letter detailing a
candidate's academic, mentoring and activist contributions to feminist
anthropology in Canada should be submitted to Dr. Heather Howard at
The deadline for nominations for consideration is 15 April, 2020.
2. CASCA Women's Network Award for Student Paper in Feminist Anthropology
Graduate students in Anthropology presenting a paper at either the 2019 or 2020 CASCA conference are invited to submit their papers for consideration for the CASCA Women's Network Award for Student Paper in Feminist Anthropology ($250).
This award was set up in 2009 as part of the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the CASCA Women's Network. Its goal is to encourage research into gender and gender issues from a feminist perspective by emerging scholars in social/cultural anthropology in Canada.
Candidates must be registered full-time in a graduate program in Anthropology at a Canadian university, or have graduated from such a program less than one year ago.
Candidates must have presented their paper at the CASCA 2019 conference or will be presenting at CASCA 2020 (papers stemming from a presented poster can also be submitted)
The adjudicating committee look for papers that:
Explicitly engage with gender, and clearly demonstrate that engagement in their treatment of the topic
Take a feminist perspective, with reference to relevant feminist literature
Are not merely descriptive and show evidence of original critical analysis.
Must be received by April 15, 2020
Must not exceed 10 pages in length
Can be submitted in either English or French
Must include an abstract
Must indicate the university at which the candidate is registered and their current year in the program
The prize-winning paper will be published (following peer review) in the Canadian anthropology journal, Anthropologica