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SPS Student Receives Emerging Leaders in Anthropology Award

PhD student, Catherine Whittaker, has been presented with the Emerging Leaders award by the National Association of Student Anthropologists, a section of the American Anthropological Association.

Participants of the Emerging Leaders program receive training on contemporary issues in anthropology, mentoring from anthropologists engaged in participants’ area of interest, and have the opportunity to attend the American Anthropological Association conference in Minneapolis. 

Catherine has been selected to write a professional research training paper on harnessing ambiguity in our discipline, careers, and identities with the guidance of a senior anthropologist. Her PhD research is focuses on Nahua/Mexican-Catholic cosmology of violence and gender and its relationship to indigenous politics in Central Mexico. The award also provided Catherine with a $500 cash prize.

Further information

Details of the National Association of Student Anthropologists awards are available online.

Photograph shows Catherine Whittaker with Sean Heath, Graduate Student Representative of the National Association of Student Anthropologists.