Annual Student Research Paper Competition Set for April 7-9, 2016

The Southern Anthropological Society is holding its annual student research paper competition for the meetings at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, April 7-9, 2016. A graduate and an undergraduate paper author(s) will be announced at the meetings and the winners will be awarded a cash prize of $200.00 and a selection of donated books. Winning papers will also be published and archived on the SAS website.

Submissions from all subfields of anthropology are welcomed. The paper should be based on original fieldwork, or original analysis of data collected by others, or original analysis of existing published research or theory. The papers do not have to relate directly to the conference theme. Papers should be no more than 25 pages (excluding diagrams, notes, and references); double-spaced, 11-12-point type, with one-inch margins.

To enter the competition, students must send the full paper as an email attachment to the Student Paper Competition Committee Chair, Dr. Abby Wightman ( Please contact her with any questions about the competition.

To be eligible for the competition, students must also have their paper abstract accepted for presentation at the meetings. To submit their abstract they should use the online system on the SAS website by the deadline of February1; and, they must pay membership and registration fees by paypal or directly to the SAS Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. Brandon D. Lundy (

The deadline for submitting papers for the competition is March 9, 2016.

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