Student Awards & Achievements

Student Awards & Achievements

 

Students won the following awards in 2014-2015

    • Martha Lagace won Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship.

    Students won the following awards in 2013-2014

          • Huwy-Min (Lucia) Liu won Cora Du Bois Dissertation-Writing Fellowship.
          • Huwy-min (Lucia) Liu, The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
          • Andrea DiGiorgio won National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship
          • Ekaterina Anderson won Short-term GRAF and David V. Karney Fund for Judaic Studies research stipend
          • Mimi Stith won Long-Term GRAF and 2014 – 2015 Fulbright grant to Sub-Saharan Africa
          • Erica Larson won a Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant!
          • Chris Taylor, Andrea Chiovenda, and Caitlin O’Connell all won 2014 Summer Research Fellowships from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
          • Feyza Burak Adli won an Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa’s (ASMEA) research grant of $2000 for her paper on “A Female Sufi Authority at the Intersection of Islamism, Secularism, Modernism and Globalization in Turkey: Cemalnur Sargut” which she will present at the upcoming Seventh Annual ASMEA Conference.
          • Ekaterina Anderson and Michel Chambon each won the $10,000 long-term Graduate Research Abroad Fellowships from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences!
          • Feyza Burak Adli won a Long Term Graduate Research Abroad Fellowship to support her travel and research in Turkey!
          • Erica Larson and Mary-Mildred Stith were also awarded a GRAF!
          • Grad student Caitlin O’Connell and professor Jeremy DeSIlva have a paper published in the Journal of Human Evolution: “Mojokerto revisited: Evidence for an intermediate pattern of brain growth in Homo erectus.”
          • Anthropology Grad Student Lynsey Farrell just won a Cora du Bois Dissertation Writing Fellowship!

     

    Students won the following awards in 2012-2013

          • Huwy-min (Lucia) Liu, The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
          • Andrea DiGiorgio, National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship
          • Lynsey Farrell, Cora du Bois Dissertation Writing Fellowship
          • Andrea DiGiorgio, Long-term GRAF
          • Carol Ferrara, Long-term GRAF
          • Huwy-min (Lucia) Liu, Mellon/ACLS  Dissertation Completion Fellowship
          • Ekaterina Anderson, Short-term GRAF
          • Martha Lagace, Long-term GRAF
          • Jeffrey Bristol, Short-term GRAF
          • Eve Wong, Short-term GRAF
          • Mentor Mustafa, 2013 Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute in European Studies Fellowship, Center for German and European Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
          • Jajang Jahroni, Research Grant, Center for Research of State Islamic Institute, 2012
          • Jajang Jahroni, Research Grant, Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs, 2012
          • Jajang Jahroni, Dissertation Scholarship, Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs, 2013

    Students won the following awards in 2011-2012

          • M. Chloe Mulderig, Fulbright Hays DDRA/Mellon Foundation Grant
          • Ari Fogelman-Huhn, Cora Du Bois Dissertation Writing Fellowship
          • Amani Abu-Shakra, Cora Du Bois Dissertation Writing Fellowship
          • Christopher Taylor, National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship
          • Paula Pryce, Louisville Institute Dissertation Writing Fellowship
          • En-Chieh Chao, Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
          • Andrea Chiovenda, Long-Term GRAF
          • Caitlin O’Connell, Long-Term GRAF
          • Jennifer Rosenbush, Long-Term GRAF
          • Elizabeth Crocker, Short-Term GRAF
          • Jennifer Prew, Short-Term GRAF
          • Cedony Allen, Boren Fellowship
          • Soma Roy, ARIT Fellowship summer 2011 to study Advanced Turkish at Boğaziçi University
          • Chelsea Shields-Strayer, Women’s Guild Scholarship

    Students won the following awards in 2010-2011

          • Chun-Yi Sum, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, Wenner-Gren Foundation; Theodore C. Bestor Prize for Outstanding Graduate Paper, The Society for East Asian Anthropology
          • M. Chloe Mulderig, Pardee Fellowship on Education, Youth Frustration, and the Arab Spring, Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Boston University; Pardee Summer Fellowship
          • En-Chieh Chao, Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
          • Andrea Chiovenda, Lemelson/SPA [Society for Psychological Anthropology] Student Fellowship
          • Huwy-min Liu, Taiwanese Ministry of Education Study Abroad Scholarship
          • Mentor Mustafa, Cora Du Bois Dissertation Writing Fellowship
          • Jennifer Prew, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) postgraduate doctoral scholarship (PGS-D)
          • Paula Pryce, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Fellowship
          • Chelsea Shields Strayer, Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Grant
          • Christopher Taylor, 2011 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship
          • Sarah Tobin, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (Vienna) Junior Visiting Fellowship
          • Sumanto Al Qurtuby, National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant

    Five students completed the degree of PhD during 2010–2011:

          • Jinba (Tenzin) Danzeng, 4 years, “In the Heartland of the Eastern Queendom: Marginalities and Identities on the Han-Tibetan Border” Abstract
          • Leonardo Schiocchet, 5 years, “Refugee Lives: Ritual and Belonging in Two Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon” Abstract
          • Navid Fozi-Abivard, 5.5 years, “An Alternative Religious Space In Shi‘A Iran: Socio-Cultural Imaginaries Of Zoroastrians In Contemporary Tehran” Abstract
          • Sarah Tobin, 6 years, “Everyday Piety: Negotiating Islam and the Economy in Amman, Jordan” Abstract
          • Shelby Carpenter, 10 years, “Trust-Building in Post-Conflict West Africa: Urban Hunting Societies in Sierra Leone And The Gambia”

    Two students completed the degree of PhD during 2009–2010

          • Christopher M. Annear, “Weathering the Commons: Resilience and Heterogeneity in an Inland Fishery, Mweru-Luapula, Zambia” Abstract
          • Noah Coburn, “Potters and Warlords in an Afghan Bazaar: Political Mobilization, Masterly Inactivity and Violence in Post-Taliban Afghanistan” Abstract

    Six students completed the degree of PhD during 2008–2009

          • Lindsay Gifford, “Nashta: Rotating Credit Associations and Women ‘Being Active’ in Syria.”
          • Rachel Hall-Clifford, “Oral Rehydration Therapy in Highland Guatemala: Long-Term Impacts of Public Health Intervention on the Self.”
          • Rob Fredericksen, “Construction of the Future among Young Gay-Identified Men: Relationship to Gay Male Cultural Norms and Health.”
          • Todd French, “‘Like Leaves Fallen by Wind’: Resilience, Remembrance and the Restoration of Landscapes in Central Mozambique.”
          • Denise Guillot, “Measures of Postural and Locomotor Performance in Wild Ateline Primates: A Comparative Analysis of Alouatta Seniculus, Lagothrix Poeppigii, and Ateles Belzebuth.”
          • Eleanor Shoreman, “Regulation, Conservation and Collaboration: Ecological Anthropology in the Mississippi Delta.”

    Students presented the following papers or lectures in 2008–2009

          • Elizabeth Crocker, “Change is the Continuity: Controlling the Chaos of Modernity Through Traditional Vodou Rituals,” Society for the Anthropology of Religion Conference, 2009.
          • Arianna Fogelman, “Weapons of Revolution: Culture and Marxism in the Frelimo Political Agenda,” African Studies Association (ASA) Meeting, 2008.
          • Lindsay Gifford, “Syrian Women’s Rotating Credit Associations,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, 2008.
          • Denise Guillot, “The Relevance of Over-Striding and Bipedal Stepping in an Arboreal Context,” American Association of Physical Anthropology Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2009.
          • Rachel Hall-Clifford, “Of Machetes and Medicine: The Impacts of Violence on Access to Health Care in Rural Guatemala,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, 2008
          • M. Chloe Mulderig, “Mara Salvatrucha as the World’s Most Dangerous: American Deportation Policy and the Spread of Transnational Violence,” Northeastern University World History Conference, March 2009.

    Publication as a graduate student is not at all standard in anthropology. Nevertheless, several of our students have been precocious in publishing:

          • Denise Guillot, “Forelimb suspensory gait characteristics of wild Lagothrix poeppigii and Ateles belzebuth: Developing video based methodologies in free-ranging primates.” In: K. D’Aout and E. E. Vereecke (eds.), Primate Locomotion: Linking in situ and ex situ Research. Springer, New York.

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