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.”
Gary Urton was recently awarded the Horowitz Book Prize from the Bard Graduate Center (BGC), NYC for his book Inka History in Knots: Reading Khipus as Primary Sources (Univ. of Texas Press, 2017). The award recognizes the best book of the year on the decorative arts, design history, or material culture of the Americas and includes sponsorship by the BGC... Read more about Gary Urton Awarded the Horowitz Book Prize
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!
Nicholas Harkness was honored with a Phi Beta Kappa Prize (PBK) for Excellence in Teaching for the 2017-2018 academic year. The PBK Prize recognizes faculty who are not only excellent educators, but who also inspire their students beyond the classroom.
Congratulations to Sophia Kaufman, Margot Mai, and Samuel Shapiro, who were among the 73 undergraduates awarded the Hoopes Prize in 2018. To learn more about the Hoopes Prize winners' theses projects, click here!
The Hoopes Prize seeks to “recognize, promote, honor, and reward...