Undergraduates are invited to submit original writing, an essay written for a class assignment, or an excerpt from a thesis or independent study. All currently registered undergraduate students at JHU are eligible to submit their work for consideration, regardless of whether or not they have declared an anthropology major or minor.
Submissions will be judged with regard to the originality of their argument, quality of research, and potential insights for the field and method of anthropology.
Essays must be no more than 20 pages in length, double-spaced, inclusive of notes and references in consistent bibliographic style, and prefaced with an abstract of less than 200 words. Each student may submit only one work for consideration. Essays will evaluated by a jury composed of JHU graduate students.
The winner of the competition will receive a cash prize of $500 and the runner up will get a cash prize of $200. The results will be announced end June 2023.
Submit by May 15, 2023.
Please send your essay as a PDF file via email to Naveeda Khan, Director of Undergraduate Studies
The prize was established in the memory of Michel-Rolph Trouillot (1949-2012), a leading anthropologist of the Caribbean who received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 1985.