Anthropology seniors honored for interdisciplinary achievements

June 7, 2022

Congratulations to all our seniors for their hard work and great accomplishments! Below is a list of interdisciplinary prizes and awards given to Anthropology seniors. Well done class of 2022!

Senior Thesis Prize in Anthropology:
The prize determination process began with nominations by thesis advisors and second readers. The nominated theses were then read and evaluated by a committee of Anthropology graduate students that made recommendations to the final committee of four Anthropology faculty members. 
1st Place Co-Winners:
Makailyn Jones, thesis title, “AT THE CROSSROADS: An Exploration of New Orleans Vodou, Disaster, and Literary Anthropology”
Jessica Lambert, thesis title, “Defending Our Freedom: The U.S. Military, Environmental Contamination, and Ongoing Native Land Theft in the Choctaw Nation”

2nd Place Co-Winners:

Jamie Kim, thesis title, “Listen to Her, Listen to Them: A Patient-Centered Ethnography of Breast Cancer”
Hannah Reynolds, thesis title, “What is the Forest? Land, Culture, and the Politics of Resilience in the Tongass of Southeast Alaska”

Honorable Mention:
Beata Corcoran
, thesis title, “Life on Island Earth: A New Generation of Kānaka Maoli Perspectives”

Ariadni Kertsikof received Princeton’s top honor, Phi Beta Kappa.

Gabriella Carter winner of the Frederick Douglass Service Award, given by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students. This is awarded to a senior who has exhibited “courage, leadership, intellectual achievement and a willingness to contribute unselfishly toward a deeper understanding of the experiences of racial minorities and who, in so doing, reflects the tradition of service embodied in education at Princeton.”

Jessica Lambert, winner of four thesis prizes. The Program in Environmental Studies Peter W. Stroh ’51 Environmental Senior Thesis Prize, awarded for writing the best thesis on an environmental topic. The University Center for Human Values Senior thesis Prize, awarded for a theses that best applies ethical reasoning to advance our understanding of human values. The Center for Digital Humanities 2022 Senior Thesis Prize, awarded for exceptional work that substantially engages with or contributes to the field of digital humanities. The Dean Hank Dobin Prize in Community-Engaged Independent Work, first place, given by the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship, awarded for outstanding thesis that best engages a community audience. Lambert’s thesis title, “Defending Our Freedom: The U.S. Military, Environmental Contamination, and Ongoing Native Land Theft in the Choctaw Nation.”

Hannah Reynolds winner of the High Meadows Environmental Institute T.A. Barron Prize for Environmental Leadership.  This prize honors a member of the senior class who has distinguished themselves by showing exceptional dedication to environmental concerns in their classes and independent academic work, as well as by leading and encouraging activities among fellow students and community members.

Anna Durak, received The Class of 1974 Women’s Swimming and Diving Award. Awarded to an upper-class woman who has shown consistent dedication to the sport and who has done the most to inspire team unity and enthusiasm.

Beata Corcoran and Frances Walker, co-winners, Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize Fellowship.The prize enables a graduating senior to engage in a project (service, work, and/or study) that exemplifies the spirit of Labouisse’s life and work. Corcoran also received a Fulbright award in Nepal and received an honorable mention for the Global Health and Health Policy Senior Thesis Prize.