New Millennium Book Award

Past Prize Recipients[i]

Omar Dewachi.
Ungovernable Life: Mandatory Medicine and Statecraft in Iraq

Charles L. Briggs & Clara Mantini-Briggs.
Tell Me Why My Children Died: Rabies, Indigenous Knowledge, and Communicative Justice.

Harris Solomon
Metabolic Living: Food, Fat, and the Absorption of Illness in India.

Cheryl Mattingly (University of Southern California)
Moral Laboratories: Family Peril and the Struggle for a Good Life

2015 Honorable Mention
Vincanne Adams (University of California, San Francisco)
Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith: New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina

2015 Honorable Mention
Susan Reynolds Whyte et al (University of Copenhagen)
Second Chances: Surviving AIDS in Uganda

Seth Holmes (University of California Berkeley)
Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States

Matthew Wolf-Meyer (University of California, Santa Cruz)
The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine and Modern American Life

Barbara Rose Johnston and Holly Barker (UC Santa Cruz, University of Washington)
Consequential Damages of Nuclear War: The Rongelap Report

Athena McLean (Central Michigan University)
The Person in Dementia: A Study of Nursing Home Care in the US

Lesley A. Sharp (Barnard College)
Strange Harvest: Organ Transplants, Denatured Bodies, and the Transformed Self

Sharon Kaufman
And a Time to Die: How American Hospitals Shape the End of Life

Adriana Petryna
Life Exposed: Biological Citizenship after Chernobyl


[i] We are still compiling records. We have incomplete information for some recipients and incomplete records prior to 2012. If you have corrections or additional information to offer please contact us at