Quadruple triumph for Goldsmiths Anthropology

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Four members of the Anthropology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London received awards at the annual meeting of the American Anthropology Association (AAA) in Washington on 29 November.

Goldsmiths academics with their AAA awards

Goldsmiths academics with their AAA awards

Professor Emma Tarlo was awarded the Victor Turner Prize by the Society of Humanist Anthropology for her monograph Entanglement: The Secret Lives of Hair.

Professor Victoria Goddard and her co-editor, Professor Susana Narotzky (University of Barcelona), received the Society for the Anthropology of Work Book Prize for their volume Work and Livelihoods – History, Ethnography and Models in Times of Crisis.

Dr Adom Philogeme Heron was awarded the graduate essay prize by the Society for Medical Anthropology for his paper entitled Blood Speaks: Naming the Father and the Mystics of Kinship in Domonica, Lesser Antilles.

Recent graduate Sarah Howard was awarded the AAA Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition Christine Wilson Award for her PhD thesis Coffee and the State in Rural Ethiopia.

The AAA is the world’s largest association for professional anthropologists. Founded in 1902, it has more than 10,000 members and covers all four main fields of anthropology (cultural anthropology, biological/physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology).