Congratulations to Gayle Rubin, one of the 2012 winners of the Ruth Benedict Book Prize for outstanding scholarship on a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender topic, in the category of “Outstanding Edited Volume” for Deviations: A Gayle Rubin Reader (Duke University Press, 2011), an edited collection of her previously published and new work,  spanning her career. It includes classic essays such as “The Traffic in Women” and “Thinking Sex.”   

This prize, from the Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA, formerly the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists, SOLGA) is presented each year at the American Anthropological Association’s national meeting to acknowledge excellence in a scholarly book written from an anthropological perspective about a topic that engages issues and theoretical perspectives relevant to LGBTQ studies.