Past Award Winners

2016 Winners

Oswald Werner Prize for Distinguished Honor Thesis in Anthropology
CHIA-PING CHIN, “Are You What You Eat? Investigating Dietary Acculturation among East Asian International College Students in the United States”

Friends of Anthropology (FAN) Distinguished Honors Thesis in Public Anthropology
ELIZABETH NICOLE FILLION, “An Examination of Potential Bone Weathering Agents at Swartkrans Cave

Elizabeth M. Brumfiel Prize for Distinguished Honors Thesis in Archaeology
NEHA GUDDETI REDDY, “The Politics of “Community Engagement “Community Health Workers and Instrumentalization of “the Community” in Global Health”

2015 Winners

Oswald Werner Prize for Distinguished Honor Thesis in Anthropology
NICHOLAS FRANCIS WANG, “Sexual Function and Masculinity: How Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects Create Gender Identity Crises among Men in America”

Friends of Anthropology (FAN) Distinguished Honors Thesis in Public Anthropology
ANNA CHRISTINE CASSELL, “Something is Really Wrong’: Evaluating Concussions and Early Retirement in Women’s Collegiate Soccer”

Elizabeth M. Brumfiel Prize for Distinguished Honors Thesis in Archaeology
SAMUEL NOEL HOWES, “Topography, Memory and Power: Class and Ethnicity in Post-Roman Italy”

2014 Winners

Oswald Werner Prize for Distinguished Honor Thesis in Anthropology
CATHERINE MARIE ALTHAUS, “Displaying the Dead: Scientific Specimens or Human Beings? A Global Perspective on Human Remains in Museums”

Friends of Anthropology (FAN) Distinguished Honors Thesis in Public Anthropology
SOFIA VICTORIA PORTER-CASTRO, “Flavors of Childhood: Understanding Wellness through the Foodways of Mexican Immigrants in the Upper Midwest”
KATHRYN MAKELA VOGT, “Cattle Call: Communicating Authenticity of Locally Sourced Food within Mediated Points of Consumption”

Elizabeth M. Brumfiel Prize for Distinguished Honors Thesis in Archaeology
IVAN YEH, “Plates and Places: The Function and Trade of European Ceramics at Colonial Caribbean Plantations during the 18th and 19th Centuries”

2013 Winners

Oswald Werner Prize for Distinguished Honor Thesis in Anthropology
MEGHAN ELIZABETH WHITE, "A New 'Multicultural Nationalism:' How One Muslim Women's Organization in Britain Negotiates Neoliberal Ideas of Self and Citizenship through an Islamic Lens"

Friends of Anthropology Prize (FAN) Distinguished Honors Thesis in Public Anthropology
LEAH NICOLE NORTH, "Moonlit Cruises with Co-Eds: Men, Women, and the Masculinity of the Victorian Middle Class at the Northwestern Lifesaving Station"
MELISSA LYNN SOBIN, "Behind the Paint: Gentrification, Commodified Culture, and Public Art in Pilsen"

Elizabeth M. Brumfiel Prize for Distinguished Honors Thesis in Archaeology
ERIC DANIEL JOHNSON, "A Moated Order: Space, Movement, and the Production of Authority in the Medieval Landscape"

2012 Winners

Oswald Werner Prize for Distinguished Honor Thesis in Anthropology
FRANCES ROSEN MCGILL, “The ‘Death of the Street’: Social Networks and Reimagined Space in Sidi Momen”

Friends of Anthropology Prize (FAN) Distinguished Honors Thesis in Public Anthropology
SHEILA ROSE KREDIT, “’Everybody, They Have Their Own Reasons’: Breastfeeding Cessation Among WIC-Enrolled Immigrant, Hispanic, and African-American Women in Chicago”

Elizabeth M. Brumfiel Prize for Distinguished Honors Thesis in Archaeology
SOPHIA THEODOSSIOU, “A Shifting Society: Creolization and Dominica’s 19th Century Slave Population”

2011 Winners

Oswald Werner Prize for Distinguished Honor Thesis in Anthropology
RACHEL SUNMI KOH, “Who is Authorized to Define a Woman? How Narratives Influence Post-Operative Gender Identity in Chilean Hysterectomy Patients"
JUNZI SHI, “Tooth Loss and CRP Positively Predict Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Adult Filipino Women”

Friends of Anthropology Prize (FAN) Distinguished Honors Thesis in Public Anthropology
EMILY CAITLIN WRIGHT, “Cultivating Community: Urban Gardens in Chicago’s Humboldt Park Neighborhood”
MORGAN ELIZABETH HELLER, “Infected and Affected: Examining the HIV/AIDS Experience of Patients and Family Members in Kampala, Uganda through Photovoice”

2010 Winners

Oswald Werner Prize for Distinguished Honor Thesis in Anthropology
LACEY BETTE CARPENTER, ““Household Cloth Production: A Study of Spindle Whorls in Context from the Classic Period Oaxaca Valley, Mexico”
ELENA REBECCA PINKSY, “Where the Streets Have a Name: Exploring Identity Formation and the Authenticity of Popular Culture in Buenos Aires’ Carnaval”

Friends of Anthropology Prize (FAN) Distinguished Honors Thesis in Public Anthropology
KARINA ANN WALKER, “Help Wanted?: Exploring the Relationship between Street Youth and their Service Providers in Cochabamba, Bolivia”