Graduate Student Awards

Current award-winning graduate students are listed below, along with their grants and fellowships awarded.

Karima Borni (PhD August 2016)

  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (2013-2014)
  • American Institute for Maghreb Studies Dissertation Research Grant (2012-2013)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2009, 2012)
  • Crown Family Middle East Research Travel Award (2012)
  • The Graduate School Graduate Research Grant (2011)
  • BCICS Summer Research Travel Award (2009)

Jared Bragg

  • Wenner-Gren (2013)
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2011-2014)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2012)

Natalie Bump Vena (JD/PhD June 2016)

  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2012)

Kathryn Anne Catlin

  • US Student Fulbright Award, Iceland (2016)
  • Leifur Eiríksson Foundation Scholarship (2016)
  • NSF-Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (2015-2016)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2015, 2014, 2013)
  • NU Medieval Studies Cluster Grant (2015)
  • Viking Society for Northern Research Support Grant (2015)
  • NU Graduate Research Grant (2014)
  • NU Conference Travel Grant (2014 & 2013)
  • US Student Fulbright Program  (Alternate, 2015)

V (Vinita) Chaudhry

  • SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (2016)
  • Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) Conference Grant (2016) 
  • Honorable Mention for the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship (2016)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2015)
  • Mellon Mays-SSRC Graduate Studies Enhancement Grant (2015)

Elizabeth Derderian

  • Al Qasimi Foundation Doctoral Research Grant (2016-2017)
  • Wadad Kadi Student Travel Grant (2016)
  • Fulbright IIE US Student Grant (2015-2016)
  • NU TGS Graduate Research Grant (2014)
  • Buffett Center Crown Family Middle East Research Grant (2013, 2014)
  • TGS Summer Language Grant (2013)
  • MESA (Middle Eastern Studies Association) Student Travel Grant (2012)

Pilar Escontrías (PhD June 2016)

  • Graduate Research Grant, Northwestern University (2013)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2013)
  • The Field Museum of Natural History, Anthropology Alliance Summer Fieldwork Internship (2012)
  • Buffet Center for International and Comparative Studies, Northwestern University, Conference Travel Grant (2012)
  • Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Conference Travel Grant (2012)
  • University Graduate Travel Grant, Northwestern University (2011)

Ruby Fried

  • NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (2016)
  • Wenner Gren Foundation Dissertation Research Grant (2015)
  • NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship (2013)
  • Society, Biology and Health Cluster Fellowship (2013)

Khadene Harris

  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2012)

Elizabeth Hartman (PhD June 2016)

  • Mellon Summer Seminar in Dance Studies (2012)
  • JaFran Jones Prize for best student paper at the Midwest Society for Ethnomusicology Conference (2011)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2011)
  • Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) Conference Travel Grants (2011, 2012)
  • NU Anthropology Conference Travel Grant (2011)
  • NU TGS Conference Travel Grant (2011,2012)
  • NU Bienen School of Music Conference Travel Grants (two in 2011)

Christopher Hernandez

  • NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (2016)
  • NSF-GRF (2013-2016)
  • National Geographic Young Explorers Grant (2013-2014)

Morgan Hoke

  • Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2016)
  • The Graduate School Graduate Research Grant (2015)
  • Wenner Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant (2014)
  • Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (2014)
  • BCIC Summer Research Travel Award (2012, 2013)
  • The Graduate School Graduate Research Grant (2010-2011)
  • NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention (2011)
  • The Graduate School Summer Language Grant (2011,2012)
  • Society, Biology, & Health Cluster Fellowship (2011,2012)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2011,2015)

Nurhaizatul Jamil (PhD June 2016)

  • National Academy of Education/Spencer foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2014-2015)
  • Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant (2014)
  • TGS Technology Grant (2011)
  • BCICS Summer Research Travel Award (2011, 2012)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2011, 2012)
  • Asian Studies Graduate Cluster Summer Research Award (2012)
  • TGS Summer Language Grant (2012, 2014)

Andrew Wooyoung Kim

  • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (2016)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2016)

Elisa Lanari

  • NSF - Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (2015-2016)
  • Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant (2015-2016)
  • Northwestern University Graduate Research Grant (2015)
  • Le Cron & Foster Friends of Anthropology Summer Research Grant (2013, 2014, 2016)
  • Fulbright IIE Italy-US program for graduate study (2012 awarded, but declined) 

Kristin Landau (PhD June 2016)

  • SfAA Tourism & Heritage Student Paper Award (2014)NSF-Dissertation Improvement Grant (2013-2014)
  • InHerit Bi-directional Knowledge Exchange Grant (2012)
  • Weinberg Information Technology Research Grant (2011)
  • NU Graduate Research Grant (2011)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2011, 2012)
  • Buffet Center Graduate Student Conference Travel Award (2010)
  • NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship (2009-2012)

Ryan Lash

  • NSF-Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (2016)
  • NSF-GRF (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • NU Conference Travel Grant (2013, 2014, 2016)
  • NU Medieval Studies Cluster Grant (2016)
  • LeCron Foster and Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2014)
  • NU Graduate Research Grant (2014)

Stephanie Levy

  • NSF-GRF (2012-2015)
  • NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship (2007-2010)

Arturo Marquez Jr.

  • Wenner-Gren (2013-2014)

Almita Miranda

  • The César Chávez Dissertation Fellowship, Dartmouth College (2015-2016)
  • The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2015 Awarded, but declined)
  • The CMIA Minority Dissertation Fellowship, American Anthropological Association (2015 Awarded, but declined)
  • WCAS/TGS Teaching Fellowship, Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching (2014)
  • Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant for Anthropological Research (2013)k
  • The Graduate Research Grant (GRG), The Graduate School, Northwestern University (2011)
  • Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, Summer Research Travel Award (2011)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) (2010-2013)
  • Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, Summer Research Travel Award (2009 Awarded, but declined)
  • The Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellowship (2008-2009)
  • The Graduate School Fellowship, Northwestern University (2008)

Aydin Özipek

  • Wenner-Gren 2016
  • Buffett Center Graduate Student Summer Research Award (2016)
  • Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Research Grant (2015)
  • Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Research Grant (2014)
  • Mellon Interdisciplinary Cluster Fellow Research Award (2014)

Nazli Özkan

  • The Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant (2014-2015)
  • TGS Graduate Research Grant (2015)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2015)
  • Equality Development and Globalization Studies Research Grant (2014)
  • Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Research Grant (2014)   
  • Henry R. Luce Initiative of Religious and International Affairs Research Grant (2013)
  • Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Summer Research Grant (2012)
  • Fulbright IIE Foreign Student Grant for Doctoral Study (2009-2012)
  • The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) (2008-2010)

Bradley Phillippi (PhD March 2016)

  • NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant (2013-14)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2012)

Tamás Polányi

  • The Graduate School Graduate Research Grant (2010)
  • Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences IT grant (2010)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2009, 2010)
  • Hungarian American Enterprise Scholarship Fund (HAESF) (2004-2005)

Jessica Pouchet

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2012-2013, 2015-2017)
  • African Studies Association Travel Award (2016)
  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (2014)
  • The Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant (2014)
  • Equality, Development and Globalization Research Award (2014)
  • The Buffet Center Graduate Student Dissertation Research Travel Award (2013, 2014)
  • Hans E. Panofsky Pre-Dissertation Research Award (2012)
  • Morris Goodman Award for Language Study (2012)
  • Program of African Studies Travel Award (2012, 2014)
  • NU TGS Summer Language Grant (2012, 2013)
  • NU Weinberg IT Graduate Student Award (2012)

Calen Ryan

  • NSERC Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (2016-2018)

Kimberly Seibel

  • African Studies Cluster Initiative Fellowship (2008-2013)
  • Panofsky Program of African Studies Pre-Dissertation Grant (2009, 2010)
  • BCICS Graduate Summer Research Award (2009, 2010)
  • NSF Honorable Mention Award (2009)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2009)

Matilda Stubbs

  • WCAS/The Graduate School Teaching Fellowship, Northwestern University (2016)
  • Beth Wilder Dillingham Awawrd, Central States Anthropology Society (2015)
  • Wenner-Gren (2014-2015)
  • The Brady Scholars Graduate Fellowship (2012-2015)
  • TGS Graduate Research Grant (2013)
  • NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship (2009-2012)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2009, 2010)

Dario Valles

  • Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2016-2017)
  • Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Honorable Mention (2015)
  • National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (2015)
  • UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Research Grant (2015)
  • Wenner-Gren (2013-2014)
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2010-2013)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2010)

Vanessa Watters (PhD Candidate June 2016)

  • Northwestern Department of Anthropology's Earle Dissertation Award (2016-17)
  • Northwestern Global Politics and Religion Research Group, Graduate Fellow (2016)
  • FLAS Summer Language Fellowship (2016)
  • Northwestern Program of African Studies, Hans E. Panofsky Pre-Dissertation Research Award (2014, 2015)
  • Buffett Institute for International Studies, Graduate Summer Fellowship (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Northwestern Department of Anthropology FAN Foster Award (2015, 2016)

Mary Elena (Ella) Wilhoit (PhD June 2016)

  • AFA (Association of Feminist Anthropologists) Dissertation Award (2015)
  • Eric Wolf Paper Prize from SAW (the Society for the Anthropology of Work (2015)
  • NU Graduate Research Grant (2013)
  • Jacob Javits Fellowship (2010-2014)
  • InterAmerican Foundation's Grassroots Development Fellowship for Dissertation Research (2012)
  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2012)
  • BCICS Summer Research Grant (2010, 2011)
  • The Graduate School Summer Language Grant (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • NSF Honorable Mention (2010)

Chelsie Yount-André

  • LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2014)
  • Aides financières du Centre Edgar Morin & l’Institut interdisciplinaire d’anthropologie du contemporain (IIAC) (2014)
  • Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant & Osmundsen Award (2013)
  • Morris Goodman Award (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Hans E. Panofsky Pre-dissertation Research Award (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Buffett Center Graduate Student Summer Research Award (2011 & 2012)
  • The Graduate School Summer Language Grant (2011, 2012)