Deadline: August 31, 2024


The Anthony Leeds Prize is awarded annually by the Critical Urban Anthropology Association (CUAA), formerly SUNTA, to an outstanding book in urban anthropology published in 2023. The prize is named in honor of the late Anthony Leeds, a distinguished pioneer in the field. The goal of the Leeds Prize is to showcase a monograph that advances methodically and theoretically innovative research I urban and globalized communities.

Textbooks and anthologies are not eligible. The prize will be awarded at the CUAA business meeting at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. The winner must be willing to have their prize acceptance remarks published in City and Society, the CUAA journal. A letter of nomination (from an author, colleague, or publisher) is only required for those authors whose Ph.D. is in a discipline outside of anthropology. The letter must specify the relevance of the book to urban anthropology.

Submission Instructions:

Books must be mailed to the committee members by August 31, 2024:

Jeff Maskovsky, Anthropology Program, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016

Deniz Yonucu, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University GPS School Office, Room 2.03 Henry Days Building, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU United Kingdom

Ruth Gomberg, Department of Anthropology, Loyola University Chicago, 1032 W Sheridan Road, Chicago IL 60660