The Department of Anthropology is proud to honor our graduate students with the following departmental awards:

 

2014-2015 Anthropology Outstanding GSI Awards

This award is given twice a year to Anthropology GSIs who have achieved exceptional CRLT evaluation scores and who otherwise contribute substantially to undergraduate teaching.

The Outstanding GSI Award recipients are:

Nama Khalil for AnthrCul 101, Introduction to Anthropology (Dr. Thomas Chivens)

Jeffrey Albanese, Head GSI for  Anthrcul 101, Introduction to Anthropology (Dr. Thomas Chivens)

Rachna Reddy for AnthrBio 368, Primate Social Behavior (Professor John Mitani)

Briana Doering for AnthrArc 282, Introduction to Prehistoric Archaeology (Professor Raven Garvey)

 

2015 Milford Wolpoff Graduate Student Writing Award

The  Milford Wolpoff Graduate Student Writing Award is an annual award given to up to two students recognizing excellence in published graduate student writing.  This award was established in honor of Milford Wolpoff with a donation from Michigan Anthropology alumna and award-winning author Mary Doria Russell.

The 2015 recipients of the award are:

Elizabeth Johnson:  "Kinship & Dominance Rank Influence the Strength of Social Bonds in Female Geladas (Theropithecus gelada)" published in the International Journal of Primatology

Colin Quinn: "Returning and reuse: Diachronic perspectives on multi-component cemeteries and mortuary politics at Middle Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Tara, Ireland" published in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology

 

2015 Louise Ann Williams Distinguished Dissertation Award in Anthropology

The Louise Ann Williams Distinguished Dissertation Award in Anthropology is an annual award recognizing a distinguished doctoral dissertation as selected by the Department of Anthropology.  This prize was established in memory of Michigan Anthropology alumna Louise Ann Williams

The 2015 recipients of the award are:

Nicholas Emlen for his dissertation “Language and Coffee in a Trilingual Matsigenka-Quechua-Spanish Frontier Community on the Andean-Amazonian Borderland of Southern Peru” (Chair Bruce Mannheim)

Gabriele Koch for her dissertation “The Libidinal Economy of the Japanese Sex Industry: Sexual Politics and Female Labor” (Chair Jennifer Robertson)