Nominations for 2020 J.I. Staley Book Prize

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September 1, 2019 to October 1, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Archaeology

The School for Advanced Research is currently taking nominations for the 2020 J.I. Staley Prize for a book that exemplifies outstanding scholarship and writing in anthropology.


The award recognizes innovative works that go beyond traditional frontiers and dominant schools of thought in anthropology and add new dimensions to our understanding of the human species. It honors books that cross subdisciplinary boundaries within anthropology and reach out in new and expanded interdisciplinary directions.


Past winners include Joao Biehl, Jason De Leon and Matthew Hull.


The J. I. Staley Prize carries a cash award of $7,500.


For more information on the J.I. Staley Prize and how to nominate a book, please visit

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Maria Spray

Scholar Programs Coordinator

School for Advanced Research

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