Bronislaw Malinowski Award

The Bronislaw Malinowski Award is an award given by the US-based Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) in honor of Bronisław Malinowski (1884–1942), an original member and strong supporter of the Society. Briefly established in 1950, the award has been presented annually since 1973.

It is given to an outstanding senior scholar in recognition for a lifetime commitment to the application of the social sciences to contemporary social issues.[1] The acceptance addresses of the awardees are usually published in the society’s journal, Human Organization.

Past recipients of the Malinowski Award

Year Recipient[2] Nationality
1973Gonzalo Aguirre Beltrán Mexico
1974Everett C. Hughes USA
1975Gunnar Myrdal Sweden
1976Edward H. Spicer USA
1977Sol Tax USA
1978Juan Comas Mexico
1979Laura Thompson USA
1980Fei Xiaotung People's Republic of China
1981Raymond Firth UK
1982George M. Foster USA
1983Omer Stewart USA
1984Alexander Leighton USA
1985Elizabeth Colson USA
1986Philleo Nash USA
1987Margaret Lantis USA
1988Fred Richardson USA
1989Lauriston Sharp USA
1990St. Clair Drake USA
1991Conrad Arensberg USA
1992Margaret Clark USA
1993Ronald Frankenberg UK
1994Claudio Esteva Fabregat Spain
1995Michael M. Cernea USA
1996Bea Medicine USA
1997Ward Goodenough USA
1998Robert & Beverly Hackenberg USA
1999Thayer Scudder USA
2000Maria Eugenia Bozzoli Costa Rica
2001Walter Goldschmidt USA
2002Pertti Pelto Finland
2003Carlos Vélez Ibáñez USA
2004John W. Bennett USA
2005Paul L. Doughty USA
2006Michael Horowitz USA
2007Gretel Pelto USA
2008Orlando Fals Borda Colombia
2009Thomas Weaver USA
2010Jean Schensul USA
2011Salomón Nahmad Sittón Mexico
2012Clifford Barnett USA
2013Anthony Oliver-Smith USA
2014Paul Durrenberger USA
2015 Frances Fox Piven USA
2016 Paul Farmer USA


  1. Weaver, Thomas, ed. n.d. The Dynamics of Applied Anthropology in the Twentieth Century: The Malinowski Award Papers. Electronic publication Archived June 8, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.. Society for Applied Anthropology.
  2. Based on Malinowski Award Recipients
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