Professor Adriana Petryna's 2009 book 'When Experiments Travel: Clinical Trials and the Global Search for Human Subjects' has been awarded an Honorable Mention for the 2014 Diana Forsythe Prize by the Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing of the General Anthropology Division, and the Society for the Anthropology of Work. The Diana Forsythe Prize was created in 1998 to celebrate the best
book or series of published articles in the spirit of Diana Forsythe's
feminist anthropological research on work, science, and technology,
including biomedicine.The committee praised Dr. Petryna's work for its "rich ethnographic contributions to our understanding of health
capitalism" and its "original theoretical work on experimentality
and ethical variability".
The 2014 Diana Forsythe Prize and Honorable Mention will be awarded
at the annual American Anthropological Association meetings in
Washington DC, during the General Anthropology Division Awards Ceremony
and Distinguished Lecture on Friday, December 5, 2015, at 1 pm in the
Palladian Ballroom of the Omni Shoreham Hotel.