Ruth Benedict Prize

  • Zimman, Lal (Recipient), Davis, Jenny L. (Recipient) & Raclaw, Joshua (Recipient)

Prize: Prize/Award


The Ruth Benedict Prize is presented each year at the American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting to acknowledge excellence in a scholarly book written from an anthropological perspective about a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender topic. The Ruth Benedict Prize is awarded in each of two separate categories: one for a single-authored monograph and another for an edited volume. Submissions may be on any topic related to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, or other gender / sexual formations and categories from any world culture area. Topics may include the study of normativity, queer theory, and the social/historical construction of sexual and gender identities, discourses and categories. Authors may represent any scholarly discipline, but the material submitted must engage anthropological theories and methods.
Degree of recognitionNational/International
Granting OrganizationsAssociation for Queer Anthropology