News

Anna Reepschlager Wins 2022 Sue Samuelson Prize

AFS News, Prizes
stylized weave of 4 wavy red lines interwoven with 4 more red wavy lines

The AFS Foodways Section awarded its 2022 Sue Samuelson Award for best student paper on food and foodways to Anna Reepschlager, a Master’s Student at Memorial University Newfoundland.

Anna Reepschlager’s paper, “‘Do I Smell Pfefferkuchen?’: Oma’s Gingerbread and Family Folklore” was a good example of tracing a family folklore tradition through multiple generations and changing circumstances. The prize committee noted that it was detailed, informative, and enjoyable to read. 

The prize includes $200 (USD), and publication in the foodways journal Digest. Winners may apply for a travel stipend (of up to $300) to attend the upcoming American Folklore Society conference, provided they are presenting the winning paper or another foodways paper. There is no entrance fee and the contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

We sometimes make mistakes, and we are happy to correct any errors that you may come across on our site. If you find an error, please let us know using the “submit a correction” link.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Share your news

Have some important news to share? We can help you get it out there! Fill out the submission form and send it our way.