James Ferguson, the Susan S. and William H. Hindle Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, is 2016 recipient of the Elliott P. Skinner Book Award for his book, Give a Man a Fish:  Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution, published by Duke University Press.

In addition, there are two recipients of honorable mentions.

J. Lorand Matory, the Lawrence Richardson Professor of Cultural Anthropology and of African and African American Studies at Duke University for his book Stigma and Culture:  Last-Place Anxiety in Black America published by University of Chicago Press.

Richard Werbner, Professor Emeritus of African Anthropology at the University of Manchester for Divination’s Grasp: African Encounters with the Almost Said, published by Indiana University Press.

The Ferguson and Matory books were originally presented in the Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture Series at the University of Rochester.

Congratulations to the winner and honorable mention recipients!