Robert M. Netting Best Student Paper Prize

The Culture and Agriculture section of the AAA invites anthropology graduate and undergraduate students to submit papers for the 2017 Robert M. Netting Award. The Graduate and Undergraduate winners will receive cash awards of $750 and $250, respectively, and have the opportunity for a direct consultation with the editors of our section’s journal, CAFÉ (Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment), toward the goal of revising the paper for publication. Submissions should draw on relevant literature from any subfield of Anthropology, and present data from original research related to livelihoods based on crop, livestock, or fishery production and forestry and/or management of agricultural and environmental resources. Papers should be single-authored, limited to a maximum of 7,000 words, including endnotes, appendices, and references, and should follow American Anthropologist format style.

Papers already published or accepted for publication are not eligible. Only one submission per student is allowed. Those submitting papers need not be members of the American Anthropological Association but must be enrolled students. (Students graduating in the Spring of 2015 are eligible).

The submission deadline has been extended to Sept. 15th, 2017.

Submissions should be sent to: [email protected]

2016 Winners
Graduate award: Eduardo Romero Dianderas (Columbia U.) “Logging regulation and indigenous organizations in the margins of the state: tracing the affective lives of documents in the Ampiyacu basin, Peruvian Amazonia”
Honorable Mention: John White (Tulane U.) “Manioc Landrace Identification Characteristics of the Napo Runa:The Importance of Intercultural Diversity in Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Crop Development”

2015 Winners
Graduate awards: Andrew Flachs (Wash U.-St. Louis) “Show Farmers: Transformative Sentiment and Performance in Organic Agricultural Development in South India”; Logan Cochrane (UBC) “Worldviews Apart: Agriculture Extension and Ethiopian Smallholder Farmers.”