Announcement: 2023 CUAA Graduate Student Paper Prize Competition

The Critical Urban Anthropology Association (CUAA) is pleased to announce its Graduate Student Paper Prize competition. We are seeking student papers that address CUAA’s interests, including urban life, space and place, poverty and homelessness, infrastructure, urban governance, social movements, transnational and global intersections, refugees and immigration. We are especially interested in papers that draw on primary ethnographic research. The prize includes a cash award of $300.00. The winner will be announced at the 2023 AAA meetings.

Any author who is a current graduate student or who graduated in the 2023 calendar year is eligible for the competition as long as the submission was composed while the student was a graduate. Papers should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format, be no more than 30 double-spaced pages, 12-point font, including bibliography, notes and images/figures. If the paper includes multiple .gif or .jpg images, please include these within the text. The paper’s formatting (e.g., citations, bibliographies etc.) should be consistent throughout. International entries are encouraged although papers must be submitted in English. Please note that submissions may not be under consideration or under review for publication by a journal or edited book project.

Please send submissions by email to Suzanne Scheld at:

Please direct any queries about the award or alternative submission arrangements to Suzanne Scheld or to Lynne Milgram (

CUAA looks forward to your contribution.