Harold K. Schneider Prize

The 2016 Harold K. Schneider Student Prize in Economic Anthropology

DEADLINE: June 1, 2016

The Harold K. Schneider Prize Competition is a student paper competition established by the Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA) 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 SEA invites both undergraduate and graduate students to submit papers on any aspect of economic anthropology or economic archaeology. Papers should contain a central thesis or argument, should be neither wholly descriptive nor wholly theoretical but, ideally, both and should be edited for clarity.

Manuscripts should be in English only and be no longer than 8,000 words, including endnotes and references, and in American Anthropologist style. The winners in both the undergraduate and graduate categories will each receive a cash prize, a certificate of achievement, and a year’s membership in the SEA. The graduate winner will also be invited to make a presentation at the annual spring meeting of the SEA.

Please submit electronic submissions only. The electronic submission must be sent in Microsoft Word format. Use your last name as the document name (example: “mauss.doc”). Please do not include your name anywhere within the text of the document, but provide all contact addresses (mail and E-mail) on the title page. If the paper includes multiple .gif or .jpg images, please include them within the text as well in a separate document labeled with your name (example: “mauss_images.doc”).

All student submissions must be accompanied by a supporting note from a faculty sponsor, which should be submitted via e-mail. Please indicate whether you are applying in the undergraduate or graduate category.

Submissions, faculty support notes, and questions can be sent to Ty Matejowsky, at Ty.Matejowsky[at]ucf[dot]edu.

The Society for Economic Anthropology
is very pleased to Announce the Winners and Honorable Mentions for the
2015 Harold K. Schneider Student Paper Prize in Economic Anthropology

Graduate Winner

Christopher Taylor (Boston University) Faculty Sponsor – Robert F. Hefner

Title: “New Islamic Charities in North India: Re-Visiting Islam’s ‘Moral Economy’”

Graduate Honorable Mention

Fabio Mattioli (City University of New York) Faculty Sponsor – Jeff Maskovsky

Title: “Illiquidity, Payments and Exploitation: The Case of Kompenzacija”

Undergraduate Winner

Anna Merryfield (University of St. Andrews, Scotland) Faculty Sponsor – Mette M. High

Title: “Do Economists Make Markets? Discussed in reference to the Financial Crisis of 2007-2008”

Undergraduate Honorable Mention

Kristiyana Kalcheya (University of St. Andrews, Scotland) Faculty Sponsor – Mette M. High

Title: “The Value of Money: Discourses within the US Fracking Debate”

Mette High, Maia Green, Donald Wood, and Yuson Jung served as paper readers.