Congratulations to our 2016 Schneider Prize winners! The Harold K. Schneider Prize Competition is a student paper competition that honors SEA’s first president and and encourages 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.
Winner – Sarah Kelman (UC Santa Cruz) “In Search of a ‘Culture of Entrepreneurship:’ Tales from Malaysia’s Startup Ecosystem – Dr, Lisa Rofel (Faculty Advisor)
Runner-Up – Samantha King (UNC – Chapel Hill) “The Enduring Invisibility of Women’s Work: Engendering Contemporary Agarian Transition in the Rural Caribbean” – Dr. Colin West (Faculty Advisor)
Winner – Mariel Kennedy (University of Notre Dame) “Bad Assets: A Study of Debt Collection in Pune, India” Dr. Rahul Okha (Faculty Advisor)
Runner-Up – Meagan Jones (Ohio State University) “Among and Beyond the Stalls: Hybrid Social Networks in the Westland Flea Market” Dr. Jeffrey Cohen (Faculty Advisor)