Three graduate students won prizes at the 2014 American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) meeting in Calgary:
Sandra Winters received the Sherwood Washburn Prize for her paper on “Primate camouflage as seen by felids, raptors, and conspecifics.”
Christina Bergey received an honorable mention for her paper on “Hybrid zone genomics: The structure of a baboon contact zone inferred from RAD tags.”
Catalina Villamil received an honorable mention for her paper on “An analysis of Homo erectus vertebral canal morphology and its relationship to vertebral formula variation in recent humans.”
The following graduating seniors are this year’s recipients of the Anthropology prizes and awards:
Madalyn Danielson – Edward Sapir Award (co-recipient), presented to an outstanding senior with a joint major in Linguistics and Anthropology.
Samantha Held – Department of Anthropology Prize, presented to a senior who has demonstrated excellence in academic achievement and who shows promise in this field.
Ming Yan Kei – Edward Sapir Award (co-recipient), presented to an outstanding senior with a joint major in Linguistics and Anthropology.
Elizabeth Zhou – Annette B. Weiner Memorial Prize, presented for excellence in this field and service to the department.
Congratulations to C&M alumna Elise Andaya. Her book, “Conceiving Cuba: Reproduction, Women, and the State in the Post-Soviet Era,” is out now from Rutgers University Press.
Congratulations to C&M student Anna Green. She is the Post-Production Coordinator on the feature documentary Tomorrow We Disappear, about the last days of Kathputli, a hand-built artist colony hidden away in the alleyways of New Delhi. The film will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2014.
Congratulations to C&M alumni Bing Wang! The feature documentary that he associate produced, 9 MAN, will be having its world premiere in April (in Boston at IFFB) and its West Coast premiere in May (in L.A. at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival)! The film is about a streetball battle in the heart of Chinatown.
Noelle Stout to Present at Approaches to Capitalism Workshop at Stanford University on April 10 at 4pm!
Drawing on ongoing ethnographic research in the Californian Central Valley, Professor Noelle Stout presents research-in-progress which suggests that homeowners’ encounters with loan modification programs are profoundly reshaping the social institution of mortgaging. Professor Stout advances a perennial anthropological inquiry regarding credit-debt relations: what role does unpaid debt play in fostering social obligations? By applying models of debt formulated in so-called gift economies to a late-capitalist cultural milieu, this research shows how obligations between people remain central to financial markets, which are often characterized as devoid of mutuality.
Congratulations to C&M student Teresa Montoya. Her Culture & Media film Doing the Sheep Good won the short film award at the 2014 Futures of Visual Anthropology Conference at Temple University!!
Three of NYU’s Culture & Media films screened over the weekend the 2014 Futures of Visual Anthropology Conference at Temple University. Teresa Montoya’s Doing The Sheep Good, Bing Wang’s Singing Jade, and Christopher Baum’s Role Play.