2024 Council on Anthropology and Education Outstanding Book Award Call for Nominations

The Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE) has established an annual award to recognize the author of an outstanding book that has made a significant contribution to the field of anthropology and education published within the past two years. The awardee will be recognized at the annual AAA meetings. No money will accompany the award.


Any member of CAE in good standing can nominate a book published in the field of anthropology and education within the last two years. Self-nominations will be accepted. Nomination letters should be no longer than 500 words and address the following: (1) a short summary of the book, (2) relevance to the anthropology of education and the CAE mission, (3) originality, (4) potential for significant impact on the field. 


All nominators and nominees must be current CAE members.


Nominations should be sent by June 10, 2024, to CAE Outstanding Book Award committee chair, Dan Heiman, dbheiman2@utep.edu. Authors of the top three ranked submissions will be invited to submit three copies of their book to the selection committee by July 8, 2024. The winner will be notified in September. 

Past Winners Include:

2023 – If Books Fail, Try Beauty: Educated Womanhood in the New East Africa by Brooke Schwartz Bocast

2022 – The Succeeders: How Immigrant Youth are Transforming What it Means to Belong in America by Andrea Flores

2021 – Segregation by Experience: Agency, Racism, and Learning in the Early Grades by Jennifer Keys Adair and Kiyomi Sánchez-Suzuki Colegrove

2020 – Border Thinking: Latinx Youth Decolonizing Citizenship by Andrea Dyrness and Enrique Sepúlveda III

2019 – Motherhood across Borders: Immigrants and Their Children in Mexico and New York by Gabrielle Oliveira

2018 – Youth in Postwar Guatemala: Education and Civic Identity in Transition by Michelle Bellino