We are very pleased to announce the winners and runners-up for the 2012 Schneider student competition:

Graduate Winning Paper
Karen Rignall, University of Kentucky
“Land use change the new spatiality of livelihoods in pre-Saharan Morocco”
Faculty sponsor: Lisa Cliggett

Graduate Honorable Mention
Nicholas D’Avella, UC Davis
“Crisis Histories, Brick Futures: Economic Theories and the Matter of Investment in Post-Crisis Argentina”
Faculty sponsor: Donald Donham

Undergraduate Winning Paper
William Purtzer, Reed College
“The World Has Gone Social: Market Hype, the Digital ‘You,’ and Facebook’s Hopes for Profitability”
Faculty sponsor: Charlene Makley

Undergraduate Honorable Mention
Alejandro Jinich, Columbia University
“Tradable SO2 Emission Licenses: A Commodity Ethnography”
Faculty sponsor: Paige West

Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to all who submitted papers and letters for their students.

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.