Noah Tamarkin's book, Genetic Afterlives: Black Jewish Indigeneity in South Africa, has been awarded the honorable mention for the Diana Forsythe Prize. Tamarkin is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Science & Technology Studies, and a graduate field faculty member for Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Cornell University and a research associate at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. His research examines how DNA transforms power and politics as it becomes unevenly part of everyday life through technologies like ancestry testing and criminal forensics.
The Diana Forsythe Prize was created in 1998 to celebrate the best book or series of published articles in the spirit of Diana Forsythe’s feminist anthropological research on work, science, and/or technology, including biomedicine. The Prize is awarded annually at the meeting of the American Anthropological Association by a committee consisting of one representative from the Society for the Anthropology of Work (SAW) and two from the Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC). It is supported by the General Anthropology Division (GAD) and Bern Shen.
Congratulations, Professor Tamarkin!