The School for Advanced Research accepting nominations for the $10,000 J.I. Staley Prize

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) presents the J. I. Staley Prize to a living author 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.

The School for Advanced Research, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1907 as a center for the study of the archaeology and ethnology of the American Southwest. Since 1967, the scope of the School’s activities has embraced a global perspective through programs to encourage advanced scholarship in anthropology and related social science disciplines and the humanities, and to facilitate the work of Native American scholars and artists.

Past Staley Prize awardees include William Hanks, Joseph Masco, and S. Lochlann Jain.

Deadline for the 2017 Staley Prize Nominations is October 1, 2016

For additional information, including eligibility criteria and instructions for nominating a book, please visit us online.



Maria Spray

Scholar Programs Coordinator

School for Advanced Research


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