Fellowships and Grants for 2019-20

Congratulations to the following Ph.D Students:
Kessie Alexandre won the Harold W. Dodds Fellowship award for the 2019-20 academic year.

Kessie Alexandre, Serena Stein and Shreya Subramani received the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships, which supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the last year of dissertation writing.

Ipsita Dey won three awards, Society for Psychological Anthropology - Robert Lemelson Foundation (SPA/RLF) Student Fellowship Program; Project Title: "Sacred Ecology and the Self: Religion and Identity Among Fijian Indian Hindus," Center for Study of Religion (CSR) Religion and Public Life Fellowship; Project Title: "Sacred Ecology and the Self: Religion and Identity Among Fijian Indian Hindus" and Center for Digital Humanities Graduate Fellow.

Elizabeth Durham also won the Wenner-Gren Award for dissertation research.

Elizabeth Durham and Brandon Hunter were awarded the 2019 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships. This program funds individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months.

Vinicius de Aguiar Furuie was awarded the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University’s top honor for graduate students for being recognized by faculty as having the highest scholarly excellence. The fellowships support their final year of study at Princeton.

Thalia Gigerenzer won the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2019 by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values.

Thalia Gigerenzer also won the Center for Study of Religion (CSR) Religion and Public Life Fellowship.

Sarah-Jane Koulen received the PIIRS Dissertation Writing Grant for next year, this grant is awarded to graduate students who work in international and regional studies.

Kelly McKowene winner of the Society for Economic Anthropology Harold K. Schneider Student Paper Prize in Economic Anthropology. The title of the paper is “Substantive Commitments: Rethinking the Moral Microeconomics of Employment in Norway.”

Alexandra Middleton won the Doctoral Dissertation Research award from the National Science Foundation. Her dissertation title is "Understanding the Brain-Machine Interface in the Engineering of Prosthetic Technologies."

Heath Pearson was awarded the Michigan Society of Fellows postdoctoral scholar to serve a three-year appointment. During Heath's tenure at the University of Michigan he will teach selected courses and continue his scholarly research.

Jagat Sohail won the DAAD award. The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organization for the international exchange of students and researchers.

Benjamin Fogarty Valenzuela has accepted a postdoc award at the University of Chicago.


Alumni Highlights

Professor Ryo Morimoto


Anthropology provides the secure base for exploring different branches of knowledge and confronting hard questions of inequality, racism, violence, loss, etc.; not just as objectifiable concepts, models & algorithms, but as the messy reality of the human condition.

Alumni Highlights

Elizabeth Rosen '10


My work as an attorney involves fact-gathering, developing & presenting legal claims & defenses, and preparing witnesses for testimony.  The skills and perspective gained in my coursework & senior thesis fieldwork have been valuable to my development. 

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Ethnographic Studies Certificate Program

Providing training in ethnographic methods and field research to undergraduates in concentrations outside Anthropology. Students in all divisions are welcome (Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering).

Vize lab

Ethnographic Data Visualization

Dedicated to advancing innovation in ethnography for the 21st century. The VizE Lab is a hybrid online-offline platform and hub for researchers interested in curating digital data and creating audio-visual materials for ethnography, such as data visualizations, documentary films and interactive websites.


Center on Transnational Policing

The CTP will bring together Princeton scholars and students to understand policing in the U.S. and internationally. As the hub of a wider social scientific research network, the Center’s mission will be to explore policing from a transnational approach.


Friday, May 24, 2019

Nomi Stone, our postdoctoral researcher and lecturer co-taught “A River Runs Through Us” with...

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019

Read Professor Carolyn Rouse's op-ed in a Norway newspaper.

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Monday, Feb 18, 2019

Congratulations to Professor Serguei Oushakine who was awarded the annual prize of "Outstanding Contribution to the Profession" from the American...


Reunions 2019 Open House

Fri, May 31, 2019, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Welcome Back!

Eat, drink and reunite at Anthropology’s reunions celebration. Join us in reminiscing with classmates, faculty and staff in...

Location: 219 Aaron Burr Hall