Anthropology: Student Honors, Awards, Publications, and Other Activities

Priya Chandrasekaran (Anthropology) won two Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) awards, one to study Nepali at Cornell University’s Department of Asian Studies and another to study Hindi at the South Asia Institute at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She opted for the latter and will be conducting research there on the economic, political, and cultural struggles of rural farmers, particularly women, in the Himalayan region. (posted 9-2011)

Nada Moumtaz (Anthropology) won a 2011 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Her dissertation, “Between Virtue and Law: Charity, Family, and Property in Modern Beirut,” examines the ethics and law of Islamic charitable foundations. The Newcombe Fellowship provides $25,000 for one year to Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. (posted 9-2011)

Ceren Ozgul (Anthropology) was the 2011 recipient of the Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Dissertation Completion Fellowship in Anthropology. (posted 9-2011)

Submitted on: SEP 1, 2011

Category: Anthropology, Student News