As our academic year ends, a final round of awards, honors, and placements received by members of our community.
Saalika Mela has been awarded the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which provides full support for graduate study at the University of Cambridge. Read more about the award and her plans here.
Our undergraduates won three of the eleven competitive PRISM Summer Grants for 2012 -- the highest number of any department. This is a credit not only to their faculty advisors, but also to our preceptors Julia Kowalski and Christine El Ouardani.
Rebecca Schmidt, "Kindergarten Preference Models" (Amanda Woodward)
Saalika Abbas Mela, "A renaissance in Pakistan? The Liberalization of Islamic Schooling" (Lindsey Richland)
Lorca Sloan, "Unbinding Pleasure and Pain: Asexual Practitioners of BDSM" (Jennifer Cole)
David Ansari and Rita Biagoli were awarded funds from the Council on Advanced Studies for a visiting lecture series.
David Ansari, Kelsey Robbins, and Laura Horton all won Lemelson fellowships.
Amir Hempel is the recipient of a Wenner Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant.
Zhiying Ma's award was a Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Grant for China Studies.
Tracy Jones received support from the Governing Board of the Chicago Center for Jewish studies.
Here are our PhD graduates from 2010-2013:
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Universidad del Pacifico
Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, San Diego State University
Rachel S. Brezis
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture and Neuroscience, Foundation for Psychocultural Research, UCLA
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Washington State University
Amy E. Cooper
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Muhlenberg College
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Toronto University
Post-doctoral resident in Clinical Psychology at Cornell University
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Brigham Young University
Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior, Conservation and Ecology, Canisius College
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Smith College
User Researcher at Hitachi
Licensed practicing therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Postdoctoral Scholar Stanford University, Department of Anthropology
Lara C. Perez-Felkner
Assistant Professor of Higher Education and (by courtesy) Sociology Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Florida State University
Research Writer, Center for Workforce Studies at AAMC
Visiting Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Vassar College
Visiting Assistant Professor at Brigham Young University
Eugene Raikhel is the recipient of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring, an award initiated and supported by our students.
Jennifer Cole has been named a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow, a prestigious award, which will allow her a year of leave in 2013-2014.
Guanglei Hong has been awarded a major multi-year grant from the Institute of Education Sciences for research on Statistical and Research Methodology in Education.
Don Kulick is a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow, on leave for the fully 2012-2013 academic year to work on his research.
Our congratulations to all!