|Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prize Recipients|
Each year, the Women’s Section of the American Folklore Society awards two prizes in honor of pioneering scholar Elli Köngäs-Maranda. The prizes recognize superior work on women’s traditional, vernacular, or local culture and/or feminist theory and folklore. The content of the nominations must focus on some aspect of women's folklore.
EKM PRIZE recipients for 2015:
Kimberly J. Lau, for her book Erotic Infidelities: Love and Enchantment in Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber.
Honorable mention: Tyina Steptoe, for "'Jody’s Got Your Girl and Gone': Gender, Folklore, and the Black Working Class"
Sallie Anna Steiner, for her paper "Woven Identities: The Making and Marketing of a Heritage Art in Jølster, Norway."
EKM PRIZE recipients for 2014:
Anika Wilson, for her book Folklore, Gender, and AIDS in Malawi: No Secret Under the Sun
Honorable Mention: Pauline Greenhill and Diane Tye, for their book Unsettling Assumptions: Tradition, Gender, Drag
Christine E. Blythe, for her paper "Women in Protest: Performing Traditional Culture in Untraditional Ways in Quidi Vidi Village, Newfoundland"
EKM Prize recipients for 2013:
Laura J. Olson and Svetlana Adonyeva, for their book The Worlds of Russian Village Women: Tradition, Transgression, Compromise
Honorable Mention: Suzanne Seriff, for the exhibition "Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities"
Rachel Gonzalez, for her paper "Quinceaneras as Ephemeral Autobiography: Narrating Latina Lived-Experiences in America's Heartland"
EKM Prize recipients for 2012:
Yvonne R. Lockwood, for her book Finnish American Rag Rugs: Art, Tradition, and Ethnic Continuity
Elizabeth Zaleski, for her paper "Other Writer's Mothers: Reflections on Representing Family"
EKM Prize recipients for 2011:
Kimberly Lau, for her book Body Language: Sisters in Shape, Women’s Fitness, and Feminist Identity Politics
Deborah Kodish, for her film "Eatala: A Life in Klezmer”
Fredericka Schmadel, for her paper "Magalena Hagelena: The Worldview of a Camp Song"
EKM Prize recipients for 2010:
Diana Tye, for her book Baking as Biography: A Life Story in Recipes
Brittany Warman, "Awake With New Dreams: Reconstructing Ideas of Sleeping and Waking in Feminist Retellings of the Fairy Tale 'Sleeping Beauty'"
Honorable Mention: Jennifer Orme, "Happily Ever After... According to our Tastes: Jeanette Winterson's Twelve Dancing Princesses and Queer Possibility"
EKM Prize recipients for 2009:
Liz Locke, Theresa A. Vaughan, and Pauline Greenhill, for their book Encyclopedia of Women’s Folklore and Folklife
Ilana Rosen, for her book Sister in Sorrow: Life Histories of Female Holocaust Survivors from Hungary
Christy Williams, for "The Shoe Still Fits: Ever After and the Pursuit of a Feminist Cinderella"
Honorable mention: Puja Sahney, for "The Indian Married Women’s Festival of Karvachauth: Transgression and Empowerment"
EKM Prize recipients for 2008:
Jacqueline Fulmer, for her book Folk Women and Indirection in Morrison, Ni Dhuibhne, Hurston, and Lavin
Honorable Mention: Pravina Shukla, for her book The Grace of Four Moons: Dress, Adornment, and the Art of the Body in Modern India
Honorable Mention: Kristin M. McAndrews, for her book Wrangling Women: Humor and Gender in the American West
Elo-Hanna Seljamaa, for her paper "He ‘Put Pennies in Her Palm’: Crossing Boundaries in an Estonian Infanticide Ballad”
Honorable Mention: Joanna B. Spanos, for her paper "’The Ballad of Susanna Cox’ and the Transformation of Community”
Honorable Mention: Sheetal Gandhi, for her paper "Freedom versus Stability: Fantasies of Intimacy in North Indian Women’s Songs”