Faculty | Staff News 2020

Associate Professor Sareeta Amrute won the IBP 2019 Book Prize for the Social Sciences for her book, Encoding Race, Encoding Class: Indian IT Workers in Berlin. The prize, which drew over 400 nominations in 2019, is sponsored by the International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS).

Associate Professor of Anthropology Dan Eisenberg joined the editorial board of the new Cambridge University Press journal "Experimental Result."

Associate Professor of Anthropology Radhika Govindrajan is the recipient of the 2019 Gregory Bateson Prize from The Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) for her book, Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relatedness in India’s Central Himalayas (University of Chicago Press). Professor Govindrajan also received an ACLS Fellowship to support research in India in 2020-2021.

The Age of the Kampuchea Picture, a collaborative audiovisual installation of Assistant Professor Jenna Grant, artist Adrian Alarilla and UW Southeast Asia librarian Judith Henchy, won the Center for Research Libraries 2020 Primary Source AwardThe award recognizes “the innovative application of methodologies to open or expand avenues of scholarly research in the social sciences or humanities.” 

Xu Jing, an affiliate faculty member and author of The Good Child: Moral Development in a Chinese Preschool, based on her dissertation work in Shanghai received a Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship to write a book on gender and moral development in midcentury rural Taiwan, based on the copious and largely unanalyzed field data collected by Arthur and Margery Wolf in northern Taiwan between 1958-60.

Melanie Martin received a 2019 New Investigator Award from the Evolutionary Anthropology Society section of the American Anthropological Association. 

Associate Professor Ben Marwick was awarded a 2020 Faculty Appreciation for Career Education & Training (FACET) Award through the College of Engineering. Nominations come from students recognizing faculty members that have positively impacted their career & professional development. 

Dr. Julie Stein, Executive Director of the Burke Museum and past Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington, was awarded a 2019 Executive Excellence Award from Seattle Business Magazine

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