News and Awards

May 10, 2023
Natacha Nsabimana

Political Exile and Nation Formation in Rwanda and Burundi

May 15: Noon – 1:20PM CST

Natacha Nsabimana

April 21, 2023
Nancy Munn

Nancy Munn — remembered as “a scholar’s scholar” — was an Emerita Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago and a renowned expert on the commingling of space and time.

April 19, 2023
Sabena Allen

Read Sabena Allen's upcoming book review essay ahead of its publication in Transforming Anthropology.

April 12, 2023
Prof. Shannon Dawdy

Mesoamerican sites offer insights into how communities in the past viewed their own history.

Shannon Dawdy in Science, Vol. 379, Issue 6639.



Amanda Chacón

Amanda Chacón, a third-year student in the College, has received a 2023 Beinecke Scholarship, a prestigious award that grants students a total of $35,000 for graduate study. Currently majoring in Anthropology, Art History, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Chacón plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Latin American art history after graduation in Spring 2024.

Chacón came to the University of Chicago from Raleigh, North Carolina. Her research interests include Pre-Columbian iconography and the ways its influences are present in modern Andean art movements. Projects she has pursued include digitally tracing Pre-Columbian artifacts for the book Unseen Art: Making, Vision, and Power in Ancient Mesoamerica by Dr. Claudia Brittenham, as well as Chacón's self-headed research project funded by the Smart Museum of Art on the work of Ecuadorian artist Estuardo Maldonado

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The Beinecke Scholarship provides assistance to third-year students who plan to attend graduate school in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at the doctoral level. Founded in 1971, the funding is designed to encourage scholars, "to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study." Scholars receive $5,000 prior to entering graduate school and an annual stipend of $15,000 for two years of graduate study. To date, the Beinecke Scholarship has funded more than 650 college juniors.


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