2023 Zeitlyn, David On anthropological trading zones and thin description  
2022 Webb, Matthew Raj The Flow of Craft-Marked Expertise: “Skill Regimes” in Global Fashion Production in Mumbai  
2021 Mautner, Ori The Self in Self-Formation: Embodiment, Religious Mediation, and the Subject’s Interrelated Parts among Orthodox-Jewish Meditators  
2020 Andrews, Kyrstin Mallon The Color of Seawater: Color Perception and Environmental Change in Dominican Seascapes  

2019   no award made  
2018   no award made  
2017 Myhre, Knut Christian Tales of a Stitched Anus: Fictions, Analytics, and Personhood in Kilimanjaro  
2016 Cortesi, Luisa An ontology of water and land in North Bihar, India  
2015 Glaskin, Katie ‘They used to frighten us’: Other-than humans and the re-making of the social  
2014 Moran-Thomas, Amy THE PARA-COMMUNICABLE: Political Ecologies of Nutrition and Chronic Transmission in Northern Ghana  
2013   no award made  
2012   no award made  
2011 Henley, Paul Trouble in Paradise: the films of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson in Bali and New Guinea  
2010   no award made  

2009 Swift, Philip Touching Conversion: Tangible Transformations in a Japanese New Religion  
2008 Mosko, Mark Partible penitents: Dividual personhood and Christian practice in Melanesia and the West  
2007 Winslow, Deborah The Village Clay: Recursive Innovations and Self-Fashioning among Sinhalese Potters  
2006 Vokes, Richard Charisma, Creativity and Cosmopolitanism: A perspective on the power of the new radio broadcasting in Uganda and Rwanda  
2005 Costantino, Ivan Landscapes of the Western Pacific: Anthropology and the Land of Ethnography in the Work of Bronislaw Malinowski  
2004 Henley, Paul Spirit-Possesion, Witchcraft and the Abstract Presence of Islam: a Re-appraisal of Les Maitres Fous After Fifty Years  
2003 MacClancy, Jeremy The Literary Image of Anthropologists  
2002   no award made  
2001 Stevens, Hillary Space and Power in the Soviet Forced Labour Camps  
2000 Freeman, Dena From Warrior to Wife: Cultural Transformation in the Gamo Highlands  

1999 Heyman, Josiah Respect for Outsiders? respect for Law?: the Moral Evaluation of High-Scale Issues by U.S. Immigration Officers  
1998   no award made  
1997 Rival, L. Androgynous, Parents and Guest Children: the Huaorani Couvade  
1996 Rapport, N. The `Contrarities' of Israel. An Essay on the Cognitive importance and the Creative Promise of both/and  
1995 Busby, C. Of Marriage and Marriageability: Gender and the Dravidian Kinship System  
1994 Bouquet, M. Family Trees and their Affinities  
1993 Henley, P. South Indian Models in the Amazonian Lowlands  
1992 Roscoe, P.B. Amity and Aggression: a Symbolic Approach to Explaining the Incest Taboo  
1991 Hann, C. From Production to Property: Decollectivization and the Human-Land Relationship in Contemporary Eastern Europe  
1990   no award made  

1989   no award made  
1988   no award made  
1987 Harrison, S. Magical and Material Polities in Melanesia  
1986 Fuller, C.J. The Hindu Pantheon and the Legitimation of Hierarchy  
1985   no ward made  
1984   no award made  
1983 Sillitoe, P. Divide, and No One Rules  
1982 Feil, D.K. Beyond Patriliny in the New Guinea Highlands  
1981 Shipton, P. Strips and Patches: Towards a Demography of Landholding and Political Systems in East Africa  
1980 Donham, D. Beyond the Domestic Mode of Production  

1979   no award made  
1978 Gell, A. The Gods that Play: Vertigo and Possession in Mura Religion  
1977 Jackson, M. Ambivalence and the Last Borne: Birth-Order and Position in Convention and Myth  
1976   no award made  
1975 Spencer, P. Opposing Streams and the Gerontocratic Ladder: Two Models of Age Organization in East Africa  
1974 Biersack, A. Matrilaterality in patrilineal systems: the Tongan case  
1973 Carter, A.T. A Comparative Analysis of the Systems of Kinship and Marriage in South Asia.  
1972   no award made  
1971 Gudeman, S. The Compadrazgo as a Reflection of the Natural and Spiritual Person  
1970   no award made  

1969 Davis, J. Honour and Politics in Pisticci  
1968 Strathern, A. Descent and Alliance in the New Guinea Highlands: Some Problems of Comparison  
1967   no award made  
1966   no award made  
1965   no award made  
1964 Tambiah, S.J. Kinship Fact and Fiction in Relation to the Kandyan Sinhalese  
1963   no award made  
1962   no award made  
1961 Yalman, N. On the Purity of Women in the Castes of Ceylon and the Malabar  
1960 Brothwell, D.K. The Paleopathology of early British Man  

1959 Peters, E.L. The Proliferation of Segments in the Lineage of the Bedouin in Cyrenaica  
1958   no award made  
1957 Goody, J. The Mother's Brother, and the Sister's Son in West Africa; Leach, E.R. Magical Hair  
1956   no award made  
1955 Smith, M.G. On Segmentary Lineage Systems  
1954   no award made  
1953 Gough, E.K. Female Initiation Rites on the Malabar Coast  
  Stevenson, H.N.C. Status evaluation in the Hindu caste system  
1952 Köbben, A.J. New Ways of presenting an Old Idea: the Statistical Method in Social Anthropology  
1951 Leach, E.R. Structural Implications of Matrilateral Cross-Cousin Marriage  
1950   no award made