Student Paper Award

The Kathleen M. Adams Student Paper Award recognizes a student for making an innovative contribution to the anthropology of tourism as it is broadly conceived. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply for this award. All students are encouraged to apply, but priority consideration will be given to CHAT members in good standing.

The author of the winning paper will be recognized by CHAT at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association (conference attendance is not required), and will be paired with a mentor in the student’s area of interest. The winning author is expected to serve on the selection committee in the following year.

To be eligible, the submitted paper should not exceed 8,000 words (inclusive of references) and must not have been published or submitted for publication. For the 2024 cycle, the paper must have been written no earlier than January 1, 2023.

To apply, please submit your paper to Lawrence Ramirez ( by Friday, July 5, 2024 at 5:00 PM EST:

  • In the subject line of your email, write “[AUTHOR’S SURNAME], Kathleen M. Adams Student Paper Award”
  • In the body of the email, provide the author’s full name, affiliation (undergraduate/graduate, department, university), and the title of the paper.
  • Attach the paper in Word or PDF format.

Past Winners

  • 2023 – Subhajit Pal, University at Albany, SUNY, “The Politics of Convergence of Touristic Space-Making and Settler Common Sense”