Plemons’ Book Wins Benedict Prize

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Eric Plemons, whose new monograph The Look of a Woman has been awarded the 2017 Ruth Benedict Book Prize. Presented by the Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA), the prize is awarded “for outstanding scholarship on a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender topic.” The AQA press release states, “The Look of a Woman is an elegant, original, and nuanced ethnographic investigation of facial feminization surgery (FFS—a procedure utilized by trans-women to feminize their faces) in America.” Read more in this SBS news piece.