2014 Schneider Prize winners announced

The Society for Economic Anthropology

is very pleased to Announce the Winners and Runners-up for the

2014 Harold K. Schneider Student Paper Prize in Economic Anthropology

Graduate Winner

Laura Tilghman (University of Georgia; Faculty Sponsor Bram Tucker)

Title: “The Role of Rural Resources in Urban Migrant Livelihoods: Insight from the 2011 Clove Harvest in Northeastern Madagascar.”

Graduate Honorable Mention

Nicolas Lainez (Ecole des Hautes en Sciences Sociales; Faculty Sponsor Michel Bozon)

Title: “Debt, Migration and Sex Work: Beyond the Trafficking Paradigm.”

Undergraduate Winner

Stefan Stackhouse (Reed College; Faculty Sponsor Charlene Makley)

Title: “Managing the ‘Global’ Crowd: Amazon Mechanical Turk and the Discipline of the Virtual Worker.”

Undergraduate Honorable Mention

Nathan Eisenberg (Reed College; Faculty Sponsor Charlene Makley)

Title: “The Price of Exchange: Carbon Credits and Violence.”

The Harold K. Schneider Prize Competition is a student paper competition established by the Society for Economic Anthropology to honor its first president and to encourage new scholars in the field of economic anthropology. Harold Schneider, Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University, was known for both his path breaking research and his dedication as a teacher. Each year, the Society for Economic Anthropology invites both undergraduate and graduate students to submit papers on any aspect of economic anthropology or economic archaeology. The winners in graduate and undergraduate divisions receive a cash prize and a certificate. The graduate winner is invited to present the paper at the SEA spring conference in 2015.

The SEA thanks the Schneider Paper Prize committee who evaluated all submissions. The committee was led by Ty Matejowsky and included Christian Wells, Brandon Lundy, Maia Green, John Millhauser, & Mette High. We are grateful for your work on behalf of the SEA!

Image: Cloves, “Syzygium aromaticum – Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-030” by Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen – List of Koehler Images. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons