The Joel S. Kahn Memorial Prize

Joel S. Kahn

(Photo by permission of Maila Stivens)

The journal Critique of Anthropology is pleased to announce an annual Joel S. Kahn Memorial Essay Prize.

Joel (1946-2018) was a founding member of the Critique group and was an active editor until his departure to Australia.

There his interests expanded beyond the signal contributions he had made to the development of Marxist analyses in anthropology to pursue a broader critical approach to the social and cultural construction of Southeast Asian modernity that continued to challenge conventional anthropological thinking in enormously productive ways.

The topic of the essay should concern any area to which Joel contributed, in keeping with the Journal’s aim to maintain critical scrutiny of the state of the field.

Essays will be judged by a panel of Critique editors; will be no longer than 8 thousand words in length; and the winning essay will be published in the journal. The prize for the winning essay will be £2,000.

The deadline for submission is 1 March 2019.

All submissions should be made via the Scholar One electronic manuscript service and be marked JS Kahn prize. Submit by clicking on this link: