Anthropology graduate student Ashley Lemke has received an Honorable Mention in the ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards for her dissertation entitled, “Anthropological Archaeology Underwater: Hunting Architecture and Foraging Lifeways beneath the Great Lakes.”  

"The ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award recognizes exceptional and unusually interesting work produced by doctoral students. Each year Rackham invites faculty to nominate the dissertations produced in their programs that were outstanding. The nomination dossiers submitted then are read and discussed by a review panel of faculty members who identify the finalists. Then, members of the Michigan Society of Fellows read the finalists’ dissertations, review the merits, and select the winners. Listed here as well are the Distinguished Dissertation Award honorable mentions, who also produced outstanding and noteworthy dissertations."