George Meiu

George Paul Meiu receives the 2018 Ruth Benedict Prize

August 10, 2018

Congratulations to George Paul Meiu for winning the 2018 Ruth Benedict Prize in the category of Outstanding Single­-Authored Monograph for his book Ethno-erotic Economies: Sexuality, Money and Belonging in Kenya (University of Chicago Press, 2017)! The Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA), a section of the American Anthropological Association, awards this prize annually to “a scholarly book written from an anthropological perspective that engages theoretical perspectives relevant to LGBTQ studies.”


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Kaya Williams awarded a Spark Grant!

June 21, 2018
Congratulations to Kaya Williams, a college fellow in the Department of Anthropology, for receiving a Spark Grant for Collaboration, Research, and Engagement! The grant will support a 2018-2019 project where she will engage students enrolled in her seminar course on whiteness in a collaborative production of an ethnographically driven podcast. The goal is to use ethnography as a tool to spark conversation and to illuminate the multifaceted contexts out of which scholarly knowledge is produced through the combination of collaboration, convening, and audio content... Read more about Kaya Williams awarded a Spark Grant!