ReproNetwork, an interdisciplinary group of researchers who study reproduction, is pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Adele E. Clarke Book Award: Conceiving Cuba: Reproduction, Women, and the State in the Post-Soviet Era by Elise Andaya (Rutgers University Press). A superb ethnographic study, Conceiving Cuba is a beautifully written and politically urgent book. It is likely to influence scholarship on reproduction for many years to come.
We are also delighted to award an honorable mention to Wombs in Labor: Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India by Amrita Pande (Columbia University Press).
Initiated by the ReproNetwork community in 2014, the Adele E. Clarke Book Award is presented every other fall to honor an outstanding socio-cultural study of reproductive processes, experiences, technologies, politics, and/or practices. Consistent with the composition of the ReproNetwork community, the prize committee welcomes submissions by historians, sociologists, anthropologists, public intellectuals, activists, and others.
We also thank the 2015 Book Prize Committee for their work to establish this award and review the many excellent submissions.
2015 Book Prize Committee:
Chair: Monica J. Casper, Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Arizona
Rene Almeling, Sociology, Yale University
Lara Freidenfelds, History, Independent Scholar
Vanessa Hildebrand, Anthropology, Case Western
Jennifer Lahl, Center for Bioethics & Culture Network
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