Awards and Accolades - 20/21

February 4, 2021

Faculty
Lori Khatchadourian and Adam Smith received an emergency grant from the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) to establish a program of heritage monitoring in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The project will use satellite-based observation to detect and, hopefully, deter attacks on cultural heritage in the region. 
 
Kurt Jordan is part of the project team for "An Endangered and Indigenous Language Curriculum," which received an Engaged Curriculum Grant.  
 
Maia Dedrick was awarded an engaged faculty fellowship.  Maia's projects is: Addressing Colonial Legacies: Community Engagement in Yucatán, Mexico.
 
Lucinda Ramberg was awarded a 2020 Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies/ the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation in Buddhist Studies. Professor Ramberg will take leave in AY 21-22 to complete the manuscript for her current book project, “We Were Always Buddhist”:  Dalit Conversion, Sexual Modernity, and the Time of Emancipation. 
 
Matthew Velasco was named a 2020 Career Enhancement Fellow by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
 
Magnus Fiskesjö was awarded a 2019-2020 Teaching Fellowship from the Center for Advanced Genocide Research at the USC Shoah Foundation. This is in support of Professor Fiskesjö's new course called Genocide Today.
 
Noah Tamarkin received a SHUM faculty fellowship for 2021-2022 to begin work on his second book project "Carceral Afterlives: Postcolonial Forensic Genetics in a Securitizing World."
 
Graduate Students
Austin Lord was awarded the Sadov Graduate Student Fellowship.
 
Austin Kramer was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) fellowship.
 
Daniel Ferman-Leon and Elif Sari were awarded Qualitative and Interpretive Research Institute Small Research Grants.
 
Annie Sheng was awarded two grants from the Cornell Council for the Arts. One grant is to work on a poetry chapbook and reading project, “Verses in the Coronaverse.” The other grant is to create artwork using emerging digital technologies. Her artwork is entitled "The Otherworldly 17 and Us"--and is inspired by the James Webb Space Telescope to be launched this year and Cornell's history of searching for intelligent life in the universe.
 
Daniel Ferman-Leon was awarded a Dissertation Fieldwork Grant by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research for his project entitled:The Financialization of Racialized Geographies:Real Estate Investment and Housing Insecurity in Kansas City.
 
 Xinyu Guan was awarded a Hu Shih fellowships for Anthropological field research in Singapore and a Wenner Gren dissertation fieldwork grant. 
 

Yu Liang was awarded an Einaudi SSRC-DPD grant.

Elif Sari won a James  Slevin Assignment Sequence Prize Honorable Mention for the sequence of assignments she designed for  Anthro1101: Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East.
 
Jaimie Luria, Itamar Haritan, Shirley LaPenne (a PhD student from Government) and Dr. Alex Nading were awarded funding from the Qualitative and Interpretive Research Institute's Working Groups Program to lead a collaborative working group entitled "Practicing Ethnography in Unprecedented Times." 
 
Bruno Seraphin was awarded a Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant.  His project is called Indigenous Karuk and Settler Colonial Fire Politics and Practices in Northern California.
 
Sena Aydin was awarded the Luigi Einaudi Graduate Dissertation Fellowship by the Institute for European Studies for her dissertation project titled, Stuck In-Between: Urban Governance, Place-Making, and Infrastructure in Barcelona. 
 
Xinyu Guan received a Dissertation Fieldwork Grant by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
Gold Medal