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Anthropology seniors honored for interdisciplinary achievements
May 25, 2021

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 2021!

Senior Thesis Prize in Anthropology:
The prize determination process began with nominations by thesis advisors and second…

Ysabel Ayala ’21, wins Martin A. Dale ’53 Fellowship
May 13, 2021

Congratulations to Anthropology major Ysabel Ayala ’21, winner of the Martin A. Dale ’53 Fellowship. The fellowship provides a senior to spend the year after graduation on “an independent project of extraordinary merit that will widen the recipient’s experience of the world and significantly enhance the recipient’s growth and intellectual…

Lauren McGrath '21 wins Best Video at Princeton Research Day 2021
May 7, 2021

Congratulations to Anthropology major Lauren McGrath ’21, winner of Best Video: Outstanding Undergraduate Presenter Award at Princeton Research Day 2021! Lauren’s video, “A Side Unseen: Why Structural Violence Demands Visualization,” tells why we need more than written papers and journal articles to appropriately tell the stories of structural…

The cautionary case of @realdonaldtrump and COVID-19
May 6, 2021

Professor Agustín Fuentes, along with Jeffrey V. Peterson, published a peer-reviewed article in PLOS ONE, “Social media and public perception as core aspect of public health: The cautionary case of @realdonaldtrump and COVID-19.”

Abstract

The social media milieu in which we are enmeshed has…

Julia Elyachar's op-ed: Palestinians facing eviction in east Jerusalem
May 6, 2021

Professor Julia Elyachar recently wrote an Op-Ed for Forward titled, “They’re Palestinians facing eviction in east Jerusalem. They may have helped save my family. "We must and can live together. This much my family history has taught me. The current path of eviction at the point of a gun leads to a dismal future for all, not just for…

Alexandra Middleton wins Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship
April 30, 2021

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Alexandra Middleton, one of four to win the 2020-21 Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University’s top honor for graduate students. Middleton’s dissertation, “Designing the Sensory: Neuroprosthetics and Human-Machine Relations In-The-Making of Laboratory and Domestic Life,” is an anthropological…

Alumna Trina Swanson '20 awarded Fulbright
April 30, 2021

Congratulations to alumna Trina Swanson ’20, awarded the Fulbright award to conduct ethnographic research in Eswatini. Swanson will conduct her research with health care workers in Eswatini called: "Reimagining Youth HIV Care: Digitization and Transformation during Covid-19."

Laurence Ralph is awarded the J.I. Staley Prize
April 23, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Laurence Ralph, his book Renegade Dreams: Living Through Injury in Gangland Chicago, received the 2021 J.I. Stanley Prize. The School for Advanced Research (SAR) presents the J. I. Staley Prize to a living author for a book that exemplifies outstanding scholarship and writing in anthropology. It honors…

Jessica Lamert '22 awarded Truman Scholarship
April 22, 2021

Congratulations to Anthropology major Jessica Lambert ’22, awarded the Truman Scholarship.  The award recognizes students with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service. Jessica will use the scholarship to earn a…

"The Torture Letters" in Atlanta Film Festival
April 20, 2021

The film, The Torture Letters, produced and directed by Laurence Ralph, has become an official selection for another film festival, the Atlanta Film Festival. The festival will be hosted virtually, drive in, and in person from April 22- May 2.

Now in its fourth decade, the Atlanta Film Festival—one of only two-dozen Academy…