Friday Scrapbook November 9, 2018

Published: November 15th, 2018

Category: Department Updates, Friday Bulletin, News

Hi all,

Here are some possum-free items of interest happening in and around the department:

Congratulations to CLAS Dissertation Fellowship and Eddy Dissertation Fellowship Awardees:

Kia Fuller was awarded CLAS Dissertation Fellowships for her dissertation work, “Investigating the relationship between genetic variation, social network characteristics, and symptoms of depression in African Americans.”

Kelly Chapman received CLAS Dissertation Fellowships for her work, “Women and Water: Household Water Beliefs and Behaviors among Women in Haiti.”

Katie Rubin Received an Eddy Dissertation Writing Fellowship for her dissertation research, “The Adsorption of Toxic Substances in the Human Skeleton: Forensic and Humanitarian Applications.”

Congratulations to all three!

Research Abroad For Doctoral Student Awards

Research Abroad for Doctoral Student Awards (RADsfor short) are offered by the University of Florida International Center. This year’s awardees were just announced, and I’m pleased to note that five of our students received awards to support their research. Congratulations to Megan Cogburn, Cady Gonzalez, Becca Henderson, Christine Le Jeune, and Mohammed Mustapha!

Congratulations to Pat King and Pam Freeman for College and Department Service

Last week we recognized two of our staff for their service to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences!

Pat King was recognized for 30 years of service to the college.

Pam Freeman was recognized for 10 years of service.

Even more impressive: all of their service was in our department. We should all be thankful we have such terrific people who make everyone’s life in the department both easier and more pleasant.

Anthropology Fall Research Exhibition

The Anthropology Fall Research Exhibition is only a month away!

The deadline for submissions is November 28. Please email Chris LeClere ( if you are planning to participate.

As a reminder, the top two graduate posters and the top undergraduate poster will receive a monetary prize and have their posters displayed in the chair’s office. We will screen films and photoethnographies at the event and on the anthropology department YouTube channel.

It is open to the public, and light refreshments will be provided.

Society for Anthropological Sciences (SAS) Student Prizes at the AAA

If you happen to be a graduate student, and you happen to know the way to San Jose, consider submitting your poster or paper for the H. Russell Bernard Student Paper Prize ($500.00) and two Travel Awards ($300.00 each) for students presenting material at the upcoming Society of Anthropological Sciences (SASci) meetings at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, in San Jose, CA. To be eligible, you must be an undergraduate or graduate student at the time your abstract was accepted, and you must be presenting your paper/poster at the upcoming meetings in San Jose. This is an important professional credential on your CV, as well as providing financial support for your scholarly work.

To be eligible for the Bernard paper prize, submit a full paper manuscript only (no posters/powerpoints). Submissions for the paper prize will automatically be considered for the travel awards as well. Students submitting for the travel awards may submit a paper, completed poster, or annotated Powerpoint presentation. Submissions in Word, PDF, or Powerpoint format only please.

All submissions should be sent by email to Stephen Chrisomalis no later than November 10, 2018. Awards will be adjudicated by the fall meeting prize committee (Stephen Chrisomalis, Douglas Hume, and H. J. François Dengah II) and awarded at the SAS Business Meeting in San Jose, CA.

I’ll add that this is a really good opportunity. Groups don’t advertise for awards like this at the last minute if they have plenty of applicants already.

Funding Opportunities for Students at the CHR Michelsen Institute in Bergen, Norway

Courtesy of Dr. Marit Ostebo, the institute is offering three fellowship opportunities, as follows:

1. Humanitarian Diplomacy: Assessing Policies, Practices and Impact of New Forms of Humanitarian Action and Foreign Policy

2. Refugees in the City: Displacement, Development and Donor Policies in the Middle East

3. The Politics of Youth Interventions in Africa’s Authoritarian Regimes

Full details can be found at the institute’s website, which is here

Enjoy your weekend! If you’re off to the AAAs next week, I wish you a productive and enjoyable trip.


Peter Collings
Jessie Ball duPont-Magid Term Professor
Interim Chair
Department of Anthropology
University of Florida


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