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Kantor Awarded Guilford Essay Prize

May 23, 2016

Hayden Kantor, PhD '16, Anthropology, is the winner of the 2016 Guilford Essay Prize for his submission, “‘We Earn Less than We Eat’: Food, Farming, and the Caring Family in Bihar, India.”  Established in 1988 in memory of J. P. Guilford '21, The Guilford Essay Prize is given out by the Cornell University Department of English to “the doctoral student in any field whose thesis is judged to display the highest excellence in English prose.”  

Kantor's dissertation is titled “‘We Earn Less than We Eat’: Food, Farming, and the Caring Family in Bihar, India." The project examines changing food and farming practices among rural people in the North Indian state of Bihar. At a time when small-scale farming families struggle to maintain their livelihoods and plan for a future beyond agriculture, this project shows how people articulate an ethics of care in response to the precarious conditions of rural life.

Congratulations, Hayden!

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