Anand Prahlad received the Américo Paredes Prize for excellence in integrating scholarship and engagement with the people and communities one studies.
AFS President Marilyn White initiated and funded the inaugural award for the AFS Presidential Award for Meritorious Service and presented it to Iryna Voloshyna at the 2022 Annual Meeting.
The American Folklore Society congratulates all the honorees and prize recipients named in 2022. For more information on prizes and honors awarded by AFS and its sections, please click here. Américo Paredes Prize: Anand Prahlad (Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri)
AFS section prizes and award winners were announced at the 2022 Annual Meeting in Tulsa.
AFS has received a bequest representing the bulk of Leonard Norman Primiano’s estate to support new awards and activities for the Folk Belief and Religious Folklife Section as well as for the administration of at least three new section prizes.
The deadline for the Benjamin A. Botkin Prize for lifetime achievement in public folklore has been extended to September 15.
Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for two prizes offered by the AFS Folk Belief and Religious Folklife Section.
The new AFS Gerald L. Davis Grant creates new pathways for engagement in the field to better support new and returning BIPOC members.
The Folk Arts and Material Culture Section of the American Folklore Society invites submissions for its annual Warren E. Roberts Prize for Best Student Paper in Folk Art and Material Culture. The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2022.
The AFS Independent Folklorists’ Section and the Women’s Section have extended the deadline for their Annual Meeting Award to August 15, 2022.