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Awards and Accolades - Fall 2017

October 12, 2017

Caitlín Barrett was awarded an Einaudi Small Grant and a grant from the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America for a conference she is co-organizing titled “Better to Dwell in Your Own Small House”: Households of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt in Context.  The conference will be held April 27-28, 2018.

Sherene Baugher received the 2017 SUNY-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Jonathan Boyarin was awarded a Humanities Research Grant from the Society for the Humanities.  Project title:  A Jewish Anthropology of the Present.

Saida Hodžić was awarded the 2017 Michelle Z. Rosaldo Prize for her book, “The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs.” 

Kurt Jordan's project to create a web-based resource on archaeologically-recovered materials from 17th and 18th century Seneca Haudenosaunee sites near Geneva, New York, was awarded a Digitization Grant.  

Kurt Jordan's project to digitize archaeologically-recovered materials from sites near Geneva, New York, was awarded a Digitization Grant.  

Lori Khatchadourian received the Robert and Helen Appel Fellowship for Humanists and Social Scientists

Stacey Langwick was awarded a Humanities Research Grant from the Society for the Humanities.  Project title: (Un)ethical Substances, Albinism, Violence, and the Nature of Skin in Africa.

Paul Nadasdy was awarded the John McMenemy Prize for the best article published in The Canadian Journal of Political Science in 2016.

P. Steven Sangren was named the 2017-2018 Hu Shih Distinguished Professor of China Studies by Cornell's East Asia Program (EAP).

Matthew Velasco was awarded a Small Grant from the Institute for the Social Sciences (ISS).  Project title: Embodying social inequality during a time of war: A bioarchaeological study of childhood health in the late prehispanic Andes.

Marina Welker was awarded a Faculty Fellowship with the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.


Gabby Borenstein received a National Geographic young explorers grant.  Gabby spent the summer doing archaeological excavations in Armenia at the Bronze Age site of Gegharot for her project The Logics of Egalitarianism: Materiality and Meaning Making in the Kura-Araxes Horizon (3500-2400 BCE).

Amy Cromartie was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for her project "Seeds of Change:  Agricultural Decision-Making and Climate Variation in the Bronze Age Southern Caucasus."

Rebekah Ciribassi and Alexandra Dalferro were awarded Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Awards.

Alexandra Dalferro was awarded a Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant. 

Karlie Fox-Knudtsen and Simon Posner were selected for the Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program (DPDP).

Emily Hong and Mariangela Mihai Jordan received a grant from Humanities New York for their joint project "Nobel Nok Dah Film Discussion Guide: Centering Women’s Stories in Experiences of Refugee Resettlement."

Mariangela Mihai Jordan was awarded a Graduate Student Travel Grant from the Society for the Humanities.  Project title:  You Are Not My Brother:  Mizo Nationalism at the Edge of the Indian Empire.

Timothy McLellan was awarded a Sustainability Research Grant from the Society for the Humanities.  Project title:  The Temporalities of Outcomes Thinking:  Impact and Audit at an Agri-Environmental Research Institute.

Rachel Odhner, Ph.D. ’20, was awarded a grant from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Odhner will use this grant to learn how farming communities in Nicaragua are responding to water scarcity.

Elif Sari was awarded awarded a Graduate Student Travel Grant from the Society for the Humanities.  Project title:  Waiting amidst Violence and Uncertainty:  LGBTI Asylum in Turkey.

Elif Sari was awarded a Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant for her project titled "Waiting amidst Violence and Uncertainty: LGBTI Asylum in Turkey".  Elif was also awarded a Graduate School Research Travel Grant for the same project. 

Emiko Stock was awarded a Graduate Student Travel Grant from the Society for the Humanities.  Project title:  An Anthropology with Images:  Chams/Sayyids/Cambodia/Iran.

Emiko Stock was named a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow for 2017 by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Justin Weinstock ’16 was awarded a grant from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  He will investigate how caretakers, scientists and local communities coexist with elephants at the National Elephant Conservation Center in Malaysia.

Sophie I-fan Wu received a Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Grant; a Young Scholar Award from the China Times Cultural Foundation; an Academia Sinica Dissertation Writing Fellowship from the Institute of Ethnology, Taiwan; and a Chiang Ching-Guo Foundation Dissertation Writing Fellowship, Taiwan.