Call for Papers: 2020 David Hakken Graduate Student Prize

About the Award
Since 2015, the Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC) has awarded a graduate student paper prize in recognition of excellent work by rising scholars. The prize is awarded to a paper that exemplifies innovative research at the intersection of anthropology and science and technology studies, demonstrating theoretical sophistication and an appreciation of the methodological challenges facing the anthropology of science and technology.

The winner of the prize will be recognized during the AAA (American Anthropological Association) meetings (in whatever form they take this year). The winner will also receive a certificate and $100 cash award, sponsored by the AAA’s General Anthropology Division. Both the winner and the honorable mention (if awarded) will also receive written feedback from the Prize Committee’s based on their review of their paper.

2020 Submission Guidelines

- Papers should be blinded, with the author’s name and any implicating citations removed. Please remember to include your name and affiliation in the email with your submission.
- Papers should have numbered pages.
- Papers must be between 7,000 and 8,000 words, not including references
- Submissions must be unpublished at the time of submission (papers that have been submitted for publication are permitted).
- Authors must be graduate students at the time of submission.

The committee will be unable to consider any paper that does not follow these guidelines.

Please send papers for consideration to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., as email attachments in Word format. Submissions must be received by Friday, July 31 to be considered for this year’s prize. Any questions can also be directed to Co-Chairs Emily Brooks and Rebekah Cupitt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information, please visit our website.
https://castac.org/castac-awards/grad-student-paper-prize/