From the AQA: The Association for Queer Anthropology is pleased to announce that Evelyn Blackwood and Gayle Rubin have been awarded the AQA Distinguished Achievement Award. Established in 2018, the Distinguished Achievement Award honors outstanding contributions to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer anthropology through scholarship, research, teaching, mentoring, service, public engagement, and/or activism.

The award is traditionally presented each year at the American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting.Because our 2020 meetings went virtual, AQA has decided to name Blackwood and Rubin the 2020 Award Winners and invited them to accept their award in person at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Baltimore in November 2021. In the meantime, check out the AQA website to see and hear our award winners reflect on their careers and the history and future of queer anthropology.