Ann Snitow Prize

August 9, 2019

The Ann Snitow Prize is a yearly award for a feminist intellectual and activist, living and working in the U.S., who has consistently exhibited the qualities for which Ann was admired and cherished.

The awardee is:

  • A feminist, broadly defined: someone for whom feminism goes beyond a movement for rights and equality to a vision of a world without social domination or economic exploitation, a world of security, freedom, and pleasure.
  • An intellectual and/or artist who thinks with rigor, flexibility, and originality, who tolerates contradiction and even relishes ambiguity—and who inspires and nurtures the intellectual and creative best in others.
  • A radical social justice activist who practices generosity, integrity, and perseverance—and is effective, whether in instigating new formations; mobilizing and connecting people; and/or sustaining and growing campaigns, projects, groups, and institutions.

Prizewinners may be academics, independent scholars, educators, writers or artists, full- or part-time volunteer or paid organizers—or currently engaged in any combination of intellectual and activist feminist work. The award of $10,000 may be used however the recipient wishes.

The Ann Snitow Prize is funded by an independent group of Ann’s feminist friends, colleagues, and comrades and judged by a diverse committee of the same. It will be awarded for 10 years, beginning in 2020.


In sum: 

The Ann Snitow Prize is a yearly award of $10,000 for a person of extraordinary vision, originality, generosity, and accomplishment who is currently engaged in work that combines feminist intellectual/artistic pursuits with social justice activism.