Anthropology Department Members Receive Numerous Awards

Four professors and one graduate student from the LAS Department of Anthropology have received numerous awards and grants for the upcoming school year of fall 2016. Among these awards are a Dumbarton Oaks Fellowsip, a grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation, a Fulbright scholarship, a grant from the National Science Foundation, and the harold Lasswell Award.

Brian Bauer, professor and director of graduate studies, has received a Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship for next year. The Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship awards scholars who hold a doctorate or appropriate final degree or have established themselves in their field and wish to pursue their own research.

Tarini Bedi, an assistant professor, will receive a grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation. The Wenner-Gren Foundation financially supports anthropologists in pursuit of research in the field.

Aldo Foe, a graduate student working with Laura Junker, won a Fulbright scholarship to study in Indonesia next year.

Mitchel Hendrickson, an assistant professor, was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to carry out archaeological investigations in Cambodia. The foundation is a federally funded institution that aims to support research in an array of fields.

Professor Linda Skitka associate department head, and head of the social/personality program, is a recipient of the Harold Lasswell Award. The award is given to a scholar that has made a distinguished scientific contribution to the field of political psychology and will be presented at the International Society of Political Psychology Meeting this summer.