The Sylvia Forman Prize for outstanding graduate student paper will be awarded to Brady G’Sell, for the paper “Multiple Maternities: Maternal Repertoires and Support Seeking in South Africa,” advisor Adam Ashforth (University of Michigan).

G’Sell’s paper analyzes marriage and childcare in South Africa. In South Africa, 40% unemployment and plummeting marriage rates have put once reliable means of supporting children—employment, husbands, or husband’s family—out of reach. This shift has led to a situation where women must draw upon an ever-expanding network of people and institutions to support themselves and their families. Although women are expected to translate resources into proper social reproduction, they are not regarded as legitimate recipients of aid in their own right.... 

See the official announcement here.