Awards & Achievements

Hussein Agrama

  • Carnegie Scholars Program Fellow, 2008-10

  • Fulbright Fellowship, 1999-2000

  • Wenner-Gren Foundation Fellowship, 1999-2000

P. Sean Brotherton

  • The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund Grant, 2013-14

  • Yale's Council for Latin American and Iberian Studies Conference Grant, 2013-14

  • Fund for Lesbian and Gay Studies, Yale University, 2013-14

  • Griswold Faculty Research Grant, Yale University, 2013

  • MacMillan Faculty Research Grant, Yale University, 2013

Manuela Carniero da Cunha

  • Marc Bloch Lecture, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, 2004

  • Roquette-Pinto Medal for contributions to Brazilian Anthropology, November 2003

  • Jaboti Prize (May 2003) for the best Brazilian book in the Sciences in 2002 for her Enciclopedia da Floresta: o Alto Juruá: Práticas e Conhecimentos da Populações

  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, 2001-02

  • Member, Brazilian Academy of Sciences, since 2002

  • Order of Scientific Merit, Govt. of Brazil, 2002

  • Médaille de Vermeil from the French Academy, 1993

  • Erico Vanucci Mendes Prize, 1992, for contribution to Brazilian Culture,

  • Awarded by CNPq & SBPC (Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science)

Julie Y. Chu

  • Fellow, Franke Institute for the Humanities, Chicago, 2012-13

  • Clifford Geertz Prize, Society for the Anthropology of Religion, 2012 for Cosmologies of Credit

  • Sharon Stephens Book Prize, American Ethnological Society, 2011 Co-winner for Cosmologies of Credit

  • Honorable Mention, Gregory Bateson Award, Society of Cultural Anthropology, 2011 for Cosmologies of Credit

  • NSF Cultural Anthropology/Law and Social Sciences Program Grant, 2009-2012

  • Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Junior Scholar Grant, 2008-2009

  • Irmgard Coninx Foundation Fellowship, 2007

  • Apgar Award for Teaching Excellence, Wellesley College, 2005-06

  • University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2004-05

  • American Anthropological Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship, 2003-04

  • SSRC International Migration Program Dissertation Fellowship, 2001-02

  • Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2001-02

Shannon L. Dawdy

  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, 2011-15

  • NEH Collaborative Research Grant, 2009-12

  • NSF Senior Research Award, 2009-10

  • Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Newberry Library, 2007-2008

  • Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, 2007-2008 [declined]

  • John L. Cotter Award in Historical Archaeology, Society for Historical Archaeology, 2008 – for “The Taphonomy of Disaster and the (Re)formation of New Orleans”

  • Distinguished Dissertation Award, Rackham Graduate School, U Michigan, April 2004

  • Distinguished Dissertation Award, History, University of Michigan, December 2003

Michael Dietler

  • James R. Wiseman Book Prize, Archaeological Institute of America, 2012 for Archaeologies of Colonialism

  • EURIAS Senior Scholar Fellow, Paris Institute for Advanced Studies, 2011-12

  • Director, University of Chicago Paris Center, 2009-10

  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, 2007-08

  • Weatherhead Residential Scholar, School of American Research, 2002-03

Judith Farquhar

  • ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship (w/ Dr. Lili Lai), 2012-13

  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, 2010

  • Chair, Department of Anthropology, 2009-2012

  • Fellow, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC 2007-08

  • Future Faculty Mentor Award, Center for Teaching & Learning, Chicago, 2007

  • President, Society for Cultural Anthropology, 2005-2007

  • Wenner-Gren Foundation International Collaborative Research Grant, 2002-05

  • Distinguished Teaching Award (Post BA Instruction) UNC-CH 2000

  • Bowman and Gordon Gray Associate Professorship for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, UNC-CH, 1995-98

James W. Fernandez

  • John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 2003-04

  • Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 1991

  • President, Society for Humanistic Anthropology, 1992-94

  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, 1982-83

  • Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study, 1988-89

  • Radcliffe-Brown Lecture, The British Academy, 2002

  • Honorary Doctorate, Amherst, 2002

Michael Fisch

  • Harvard Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-10

  • Sincho Foundation Grant for Research in Japan, 2004-06

  • Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbusho) Fellowship, 1998-2001

Raymond D. Fogelson

  • Book Review Editor, American Anthropologist, 1966-70

  • President, Central States Anthropological Society, 1983-84

  • President, American Society for Ethnohistory, 1987-88

Susan Gal

  • Arany János Award for Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2016

  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring, 2014

  • Carroll D. Clark Lecture in Anthropology, University of Kansas, 2013

  • Iris Marion Young Distinguished Lecture, center for Gender and Sexuality Studies, 2013

  • Simon Distinguished Visitor, Anthropology Department, University of Manchester, 2010

John D. Kelly

  • Member, Committee of the Council, Council of the University Senate, 2011-13

  • Chair, Department of Anthropology, 2006-2009

  • Master of the Social Science Collegiate Division, 2002-05

  • Howard Foundation Fellow, 2000-01

Karin D. Knorr Cetina

  • Invited Visitor, Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science, Princeton, Autumn-Winter 2012-13

  • Clarendon Lecture in Management Studies, Said Business School, University of Oxford, 2012

  • John Desmond Bernal Award from the Society for Social Studies of Science for Distinguished Contributions to the Field, 2009

  • Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, 2008-09

  • American Sociology Association (Theory Section), Theory Prize, for the Article (w/ Urs Bruegger) “Global Microstructures: The Virtual Societies of Financial Markets,” 2007.

  • Her book, Epistemic Cultures, was awarded the 2001 American Sociological Association Robert K. Merton Award and the 2001 Society for Social Studies of Science Ludwik Fleck Prize (2001)

  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Luzern, 2005

  • Member, German National Academy of Science, 2004-

  • President, Society for Social Studies of Science, 1996-97

  • Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, 1992-93

  • Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, 1976-77

Alan L. Kolata

  • NSF Grant from the Water Sustainability and Climate Program 2012-14

  • Director, University of Chicago Paris Center, 2011-12

  • Chair, Department of Anthropology, 2002-05, 2012-13

  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, 2005

  • Manuel Vicente Ballivián Foundation Gold Medal for distinguished service to Bolivian science, 1990

  • Puma de Oro, from the Bolivian National Institute of Archaeology for “distinguished service to Bolivian archaeology” 1990

  • Director, Center for Latin American Studies, 1994-98

  • Four major NSF grants, two major grants from NEH

Joseph Masco

  • Residential Fellow, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 2013-14

  • Maurice Daumas Prize, International Committee for the History of Technology, 2011 for "Bad Weather: On Planetary Crisis"

  • ACLS Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship, 2007-2008

  • Rachel Carson Prize, Society for the Social Studies of Science, 2008 for Nuclear Borderlands

  • Robert K. Merton Prize, American Sociology Association, 2006 for Nuclear Borderlands

  • Honorable Mention, John C. Cawelti Award, American Culture Association for Nuclear Borderlands

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Resident Fellowship at the School of American Research, 2004-2005

  • Research and Writing Grant, Program on Global Security and Sustainability,

  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 1999, 2004

  • Richard Carley Hunt Fellowship, Wenner-Gren Foundation, 2000

William T.S. Mazzarella

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 2010-11

  • Fellow, Franke Institute for the Humanities, Chicago, 2005-2006

  • Honorable Mention, Victor Turner Prize, Society of Humanistic Anthropology, 2004 for Shoveling Smoke

  • Cultural Horizons Prize, Society of Cultural Anthropology, 2004 for “Very Bombay.”

  • NSF Law and Social Science Program Grant, 2003-2004

  • Fulbright-Hays Department of Education Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship, 2003-2004 [declined]

  • American Institute of India Studies Senior Research Fellowship, 2003-2004 [declined]

Nancy D. Munn

  • Westermark Lecture, University of Helsinki, 2003

  • John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1992-93

  • Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1972-73

Ralph W. Nicholas

  • Norman Maclean Faculty Award, University of Chicago Alumni Assn. 2007 for outstanding contributions to teaching and student life

  • President, American Institute of India Studies, 2003-present

  • Dean of the College, University of Chicago, 1987-1992

  • Deputy Provost, University of Chicago, 1982-1987

  • Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 1977

  • Editor, Journal of Asian Studies, 1973-1975

Stephan Palmié

  • Fellowship, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies, 2012-13

  • Sidney W. Mintz Lecture, Johns Hopkins University, 2011

  • Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2010

  • Senior Fellowship, Collegium Budapest, 2009 [declined]

  • President, Society for the Anthropology of Religion, 2007-

  • Honorable Mention, Gordon K. & Sybil Lewis Award, Caribbean Studies Association, 2004 for Wizards and Scientists

  • Professeur invité, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales , Paris 2001

  • Netherlands Foundation for the Advancement of Tropical Research grant, 1996

  • W.E.B. Du Bois Fellow, Harvard, 1995

  • German National Research Foundation Habilitations Fellowship, 1994

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1990

François G. Richard

  • NSF Senior Research Award, 2011

  • Residential Fellow, Franke Institue for the Humanities, University of Chicago, 2009-10

  • Outstanding Dissertation Award, Maxwell School, Syracuse Univ., 2007

  • Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, 2003-2004

  • NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2003-2004

Justin Richland

  • Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, 2016

  • Associate Justice of the Hopi Appellate Court, 2015-

  • Adjunct Curator of North American Anthropology, Field Museum of Natural History, 2014-

  • Co-Editor in Chief, PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, 2010-

  • NSF Law and Sociel Sciences/Cultural Anthropology Award, 2011-

  • Social and Economic Development Strategies for Native Americans Grant, Administration for Native Americans, US Dept. of Health and Human Services

Marshall Sahlins

  • Chevalier de Arts et des Lettres, French Ministry of Culture, 2011

  • Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1991

  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1976

  • Honorary Fellow, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain & Ireland, 1996; Fellow, British Academy, 1998

  • Gordon Laing Prize (best book by a faculty member published by the University of Chicago Press), 1978 for Culture and Practical Reason; 1998 for How ‘Natives’ Think; J.I. Stanley Prize, School of American Research, 1998 for Anahulu: The Anthropology of History in the Kingdom of Hawaii (w/P. Kirch)

  • Huxley Lecturer & Medalist, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland 1998; Radcliffe-Brown Lecture, The British Academy, 1988

  • Phoenix Prize, Division of the Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 1998

  • Honorary Doctorates from Université Libre de Bruselles, 1985; University of Paris X-Nanterre, 1999; University of Michigan, 2001; St. Andrews University, Scotland 2003; Universidad Federale de Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2006; Univertsité Paris V-René Descartes, 2011; London School of Economics, 2011

  • John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 1967-68

  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1963-64

Michael Silverstein

  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sections H,Z, 2011

  • Member, American Philosophical Society, 2008

  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, 2000

  • Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 1991

  • Phi Beta Kappa Traveling Scholar, 1989-90

  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Prize, 1982; Fellow, 1982-87

  • John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1979-80

  • Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard, 1966-72

Raymond T. Smith

  • Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, 1983-84

Kaushik Sunder Rajan

  • American Institute for Indian Studies Senior Fellowship, 2009-10

  • NSF Post-doctoral Fellowship, Kennedy School, Harvard, 2002-03

Russell H. Tuttle

  • Editor, International Journal of Primatology

  • Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2006

  • American Anthropological Association/McGraw-Hill Award

  • Undergraduate Teaching (Spring 2003)

  • Medallion of the Collège de France 1995

  • Medal of the Foundation Singer-Polignac, 1990

  • John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1985-86

  • NSF research grants 1966-70, 1970-77, 1985-88

  • Wenner-Gren Foundation grants 1965, 1966, 1969

Alice Yao

  • Residential Faculty Fellowship, Franke Institute for the Humanities, 2014-2015

  • Connaught New Researcher Award, University of Toronto, 2011