Deadline: July 1

The Society for Medical Anthropology welcomes nominations for the
Eileen Basker Memorial Prize, awarded annually for a significant
contribution to anthropological scholarship on gender and health by a
scholar (or scholars) from any discipline or nation for a specific book,
article, film, or exceptional PhD thesis produced within the preceding three
years. The Prize is awarded to the work judged to be the most
courageous, significant, and potentially influential contribution to this area of scholarship. Winners receive a $1000 cash award and are recognized
at the SMA business meeting during the AAA.

The Prize was founded by Virginia R. Dominguez in collaboration with the
Society for Medical Anthropology in 1987 following the death of
Israeli-American critical medical anthropologist and feminist, Eileen Basker, in October 1986.

Nominations are invited from one or more individuals in the form of a letter
indicating the impact of the designated work on the field. Self-nomination
is not permitted. Publishers of nominated books are expected to supply
three copies of the relevant work to the Prize Committee.

The deadline for receipt of materials is July 1.

Inquiries and nomination materials should be sent to the chair of the Basker Prize Committee:

Janelle S. Taylor —
Department of Anthropology
University of Washington
Box 353100
Seattle, WA 98195-3100

The winners of the Basker Prize are as follows:

2014: Sarah Pinto – Daughters of Parvati: Women and Madness in Contemporary India
2013: Alexander Edmonds — Pretty Modern; Honorable mention to Kimberly Theidon for Intimate Enemies
2012: Carole Browner and Carolyn Sargent – Reproduction, Globalization, and The State
2011: Ida Susser – Aids, Sex, and Culture; and Leslie Regan – Dangerous Pregnancies
2010: Elly Teman – Birthing A Mother
2009: Janelle Taylor – The Public Life Of The Fetal Sonogram
2008: Matt Gutmann – Fixing Men; and Kathy Davis – The Making Of Our Bodies Ourselves
2007: Sophie Day – On The Game
2006: Michele Rivkin-Fish – Women’s Health In Post-Soviet Russia
2005: Joao Biehl – Vita
2004: Sandra Morgen – Into Our Hands
2003: Caroline Bledsoe (and Fatoumatta Banja) – Contingent Lives
2002: Rhoda Kanaaneh – Birthing The Nation
2001:  Susan Kahn – Reproducing Jews
2000: Gelya Frank – Venus On Wheels
1999: Rayna Rapp – Testing Women, Testing The Fetus; and Adele Clarke – Disciplining Reproduction
1998: Emily Martin – The Woman In The Body
1997: Paul Farmer, Margaret Connors, and Janie Simmons – Women, Poverty, and Aids
1996: No Prize (As Per Decision Of The Selection Committee)
1995: Marcia Inhorn – Quest For Conception
1994: Margarete Sandelowski – With Child In Mind
1993: Barbara Duden – The Woman Beneath The Skin; and Margaret Lock – Encounters With Aging
1992: Nancy Scheper-Hughes – Death Without Weeping
1991: No Prize (Due To A Change In Personnel)
1990: Faye Ginsburg – Contested Lives
1988: Joan Jacobs Brumberg – Fasting Girls