Assistant Professor Sasha Newell's 2012 book The Modernity Bluff: Crime, Consumption, and Citizenship in Côte d’Ivoire (University of Chicago Press) recently won The Amaury Talbot Prize for the most valuable work relating to African anthropology in 2012. The award comes from the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, which is "the world's longest-established scholarly association dedicated to the furtherance of [...]
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English graduate students Dee Lalley, James Lewis, and Joe Wright have been selected for Outstanding TA Awards at the university level. The University Graduate Student Association (UGSA) Teaching Effectiveness Committee selected the winners from a pool of more than 100 nominees across campus.
Two CHASS faculty members are among the first recipients of the University Faculty Scholars program. The scholars will receive $10,000 for each of the next five years to pursue their academic endeavors. The program aims to strengthen NC State by retaining and investing in top leaders and rewarding them for their outstanding work.
Congratulations to Britt Taylor, recipient of the 2012 Community Impact Award. The anthropology major was recognized by the North Carolina Campus Compact during its annual student conference for his outstanding efforts to address hunger and other community needs.
Assistant Professor of German Jonathan Wipplinger has won recognition for his research into blackface minstrelsy in German culture. "The Racial Ruse: On Blackness and Blackface Comedy in fin-de-siecle Germany" was voted as the best article in The German Quarterly (vol. 84) by the journal's 16-member editorial board. Wipplinger will receive the Max Kade Prize -- one of the most prestigious prizes in German Studies -- for his work.