Past Student Awards

2017 Society for Anthropological Sciences Spring Meeting
  • H. Russell Bernard Graduate Student Paper Prize: Rachel Shah, Durham University — Are Schooling and Indigenous Education Incompatible?
  • Travel Award:  Grace East, University of Virginia — Permutations Across the Sagittal Axis: A Comparative Look at Perspectives in Space, Time, and Gesture in Aymara and Hausa
  • Travel Award:  Michael Thomas, Wayne State University — Apparitions, Automata, and the Blob: Sketching a Cognitive Bestiary of Engineering
2016 Society for Anthropological Sciences Fall Meeting
  • H. Russell Bernard Student Paper Prize: Nicole Henderson, University of Alabama — Medical Disease or Moral Defect? Stigma Attribution and Cultural Models of Addiction Causality
  • Society for Anthropological Sciences Student Travel Award: Margaret du Bray, Arizona State University — Anger and Sadness: Emotional Responses to Climate Change in Four Island Nations
  • Society for Anthropological Sciences Student Travel Award:Avery McNeece, University of Alabama — “Making a Bill”: How Ways of Speaking Impact Behavior in Healthcare Settings
2016 Society for Anthropological Sciences Spring Meeting
  • Paper Award: Summar Saad, Wayne State University — Cultural Models of Brain Death and Personhood
  • Travel Award:  Heather Buza, Wayne State University — Baby Boomers’ Cultural Models of Dementia
  • Travel Award:  Caissa Revilla Minaya, Vanderbilt University — Ontological Variation and Individual-Level Environmental Perspectives in an Amazonian Community
  • Travel Award: Nicole Henderson University of Alabama — Connections between the Folk Psychiatry of Addiction and Levels of Attributed Stigma
2015 Society for Anthropological Sciences Fall Meeting
  • Paper Award: Grace Pappalardo, Wayne State University — Hausa Kinship Terminologies: Insights into Culture and Cognition
  • Poster Award:  Sarah Carson, University of Pennsylvania — Maternal to Machiavellian: A Discourse Analysis of Media Surrounding America’s Political Women
  • Travel Award:  Dori Beeler, Durham University — Reiki Practice and Commodity: An Obstructive Process of the “Familiar Strange”
2015 Society for Anthropological Sciences Spring Meeting
  • Paper Award: Michael Howard Thomasm Wayne State University — Dipping Your Paws in the Water: Strategies of Regulating Personhood Among Pet Owners in the American Midwest
  • Travel Award: Sarah Carson, Wayne State University — Branding a ‘Broken’ City: A Discourse Analysis of Detroit-Themed Consumer Goods
2014 Society for Anthropological Sciences Fall Meeting
  • Paper Award: Leandro Mahalem De Lima, Universidade de São Paulo — Kinship Producing Politics, Politics Producing Kinship in the Arapiuns River, a Tributary of the Lower Tapajós (Amazon Basin, Brazil)
  • Travel Award: Gwendolyn A. Donley and Douglas E. Crews, The Ohio State University — Genes, Social Factors, and Allostatic Load among American Samoans
  • Travel Award: Sarah Ann Carson, Wayne State University — By the Gallon: A Look at Food Inequality in Detroit
2013 Society for Anthropological Sciences Spring Meeting
  • Paper Award: Izabel Duarte Olson, Northwestern University — Inequality in Levels: Navigating Everyday Complexity
  • Presentation Award: Bethany Ojalehto, Northwestern University — Multiple Folk Models, One Ecology: Ngobe, Latino, and Euro-American Folk Theories and Causal Models of a Shared Caribbean Island Ecosystem
  • Paper in Cognitive Science Award: Michael H. Thomas, Wayne State University — Bounded Speculation: Creative Anticipation and Practice
  • Travel Award: Caitlyn D. Placek, Washington State University — Pica as an Adaptation: Investigations of a Potential Mechanism to Buffer Immunological Stress
  • Travel Award: Max J. Stein, University of Alabama — Blood, Sweat, and/or Tears: Comparing Symptoms of Nervios in Rural and Urban Honduras
  • Travel Award: Brian P. Tyler, University of Florida — Cultural Consensus and Variation in Cultural Models of Social Suffering in Post-Conflict Guatemala
2010 Society for Anthropological Sciences Fall Meeting
  • Paper Award: Thomas Flamson and H. Clark Barrett, UCLA — Encrypted Humor and Social Networks in Rural Brazil
  • Travel Award: Kateryna Maltseva, University of Connecticut — Social Support, Perceived Consensus and Circulation of Prosocial Ideas