Not one winner but three have been announced for the annual book-proposal contest sponsored by the University of California Press and the Center for a Public Anthropology—”a non-profit that encourages scholars and their students to address public problems in public ways.”
“We decided to award more prizes this year because there were so many more submissions on such a broad range of topics that were good,” says Rob Borofsky, director of the CPA, a professor of anthropology at Hawaii Pacific University, and editor of the California Series in Public Anthropology. Contest submissions numbered 282, from every continent except Antarctica.
The three winners will have to split the $5,000 prize, says Borofsky, via e-mail, but each will get a publishing contract with California.
The winners are:
Elzbieta M. Gozdziak, research director at the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University for “Victims No Longer: Trafficked Children into the United States.”
Kamela Heyward-Rotimi, a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, for “‘Yahoo-Yahoo’: The Nigerian Hacker and the 419 Underground Economy of Internet Fraud.”
David Sean Simmons, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of South Carolina for “Esperanza: Health and Human Rights on a Dominican Batey.”
Inspired? The deadline for next year’s book-proposal contest is March 1.