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”

We also wish to thank Mette High, Maia Green, Donald Wood, and Yuson Jung, who served as paper readers.

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, one year membership to SEA, and a certificate. The graduate winner is invited to present the paper at the SEA spring conference in 2015.

More info on the Schneider Prize is here.