2013 SHA Prize Winners

2013 SHA Award Winners

Chicago 2013 Award Ceremony Attendees (clockwise from top left): Michael Jackson, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner; Kenneth T. Macleish, Victor Turner 3rd Prize Winner; Heidi Kelley, Poetry Honorable Mention Winner; Jon Ben Soileau accepting award on behalf of Glenn Harvey Shepard, Fiction Honorable Mention Winner; Terese Gagnon, Poetry 3rd Prize Winner; Christine Walley, Victor Turner 2nd Prize Winner; Ather Zia, Poetry 2nd Prize Winner; and Xueting Liu, Poetry Honorable Mention Winner. Photo by Julia Offen


Victor Turner Prize

Judges: Ruth Toulson, Angela Garcia and Ather Zia

  1. First prize: Julie Livingston, Improvising Medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic (Duke, 2012)
    Julie Livingston is Professor of History at Rutgers University
  2. Second prize: Christine Walley, Exit Zero: Family and Class in Postindustrial Chicago (Chicago 2013)
    Christine Walley is Associate Professor of Anthropology at MIT
  3. Third prize: Kenneth T. Macleish, Making War at Fort Hood: Life and Uncertainty in a Military Community (Princeton 2013)
    Kenneth Macleish is Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt

Fiction Prize

Judges: Jessica Falcone, Rachel Newcomb and Cynthia Mahood

  1. First Prize goes to “The Professional” by Kim Huynh (Australian National University – Canberra)
  2. Honorable Mention goes to “The Eye of the Needle” by Glenn Harvey Shepard (Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi)

Poetry Prize

Judges: Renato Rosaldo, Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, and Kate Harding

  1. First Prize, “Malalel” by Janis Rodgers
  2. Second Prize, “The Ex Fighter Returns” by Ather Zia (University of California, Irvine)
  3. Third Prize, “Normaltown” by Terese V. Gagnon (University of Georgia)
  4. Honorable Mention (three poems)
    “2000/5th Sun/Our Present” by Steven Alvarez (University of Kentucky)
    “The Anthropologist Returns” by Heidi Kelley (University of North Carolina, Asheville)
    “Waiting for John Nash Outside a Beijing conference Room” by Xueting Liu (University of Chicago)
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