Faculty Awards

Hussein Agrama

  • Carnegie Scholars Program Fellow, 2008–2010
  • Fulbright Fellowship, 1999–2000
  • Wenner-Gren Foundation Fellowship, 1999–2000

P. Sean Brotherton

  • The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund Grant, 2013–2014
  • Yale’s Council for Latin American and Iberian Studies Conference Grant, 2013–2014
  • Fund for Lesbian and Gay Studies, Yale University, 2013–2014
  • 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, Enciclopedia da Floresta: o Alto Juruá: Práticas e Conhecimentos da Populações, 2002
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, 2001–2002
  • Member, Brazilian Academy of Sciences, since 2002
  • Order of Scientific Merit, Government 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, 2012–2013
  • 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, 2005–2006
  • University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2004–2005
  • American Anthropological Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship, 2003–2004
  • SSRC International Migration Program Dissertation Fellowship, 2001–2002
  • Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2001–2002

Shannon L. Dawdy

  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, 2011–2015
  • NEH Collaborative Research Grant, 2009–2012
  • NSF Senior Research Award, 2009–2010
  • 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

  • The Munro Lecture, University of Edinburgh, 2019
  • The Pritchett Lecture, University of California, Berkeley 2015
  • James R. Wiseman Book Prize, Archaeological Institute of America, 2012, for Archaeologies of Colonialism
  • EURIAS Senior Scholar Fellow, Paris Institute for Advanced Studies, 2011–2012
  • Director, University of Chicago Paris Center, 2009–2010
  • Mellon Foundation Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, 2007–2008
  • Weatherhead Residential Scholar, School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, 2002–2003
  • Professeur Invité, Université de Paris I (Sorbonne-Panthéon), 1997
  • Professeur Invité, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France, 1996

Judith Farquhar

  • ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship (with Dr. Lili Lai), 2012–2013
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, 2010
  • Chair, Department of Anthropology, 2009–2012
  • Fellow, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC 2007–2008
  • Future Faculty Mentor Award, Center for Teaching & Learning, Chicago, 2007
  • President, Society for Cultural Anthropology, 2005–2007
  • Wenner-Gren Foundation International Collaborative Research Grant, 2002–2005
  • Distinguished Teaching Award (Post-BA Instruction) UNC-CH 2000
  • Bowman and Gordon Gray Associate Professorship for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, UNC-CH, 1995–1998

James W. Fernandez

  • John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 2003–2004
  • Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 1991
  • President, Society for Humanistic Anthropology, 1992–1994
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, 1982–1983
  • Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study, 1988–1989
  • Radcliffe-Brown Lecture, The British Academy, 2002
  • Honorary Doctorate, Amherst, 2002

Michael Fisch

  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship 2016
  • Harvard Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009–2010
  • Shincho Foundation Grant for Research in Japan, 2004–2006
  • Daiwa Japan Forum Prize for best article, 2005
  • Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbusho) Fellowship, 1998–2001

Raymond D. Fogelson

  • Book Review Editor, American Anthropologist, 1966–1970
  • President, Central States Anthropological Society, 1983–1984
  • President, American Society for Ethnohistory, 1987–1988

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
  • Iris Marion Young Distinguished Lecture, Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies, 2013
  • Simon Distinguished Visitor, Anthropology Department, University of Manchester, 2010
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow since 2007
  • Social Science Research Council International Scholars Fellowship, 2005
  • John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, 2002
  • Heldt Prize of the AAASS for "Politics of Gender After Socialism," 2001 

John D. Kelly

  • Member, Committee of the Council, Council of the University Senate, 2011–2013
  • Chair, Department of Anthropology, 2006–2009
  • Master of the Social Science Collegiate Division, 2002–2005
  • Howard Foundation Fellow, 2000–2001

Karin D. Knorr Cetina

  • Invited Visitor, Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science, Princeton, Autumn–Winter 2012–2013
  • 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, 2008–2009
  • American Sociology Association (Theory Section), Theory Prize, for the article (with Urs Bruegger) “Global Microstructures: The Virtual Societies of Financial Markets,” 2007
  • American Sociological Association Robert K. Merton Award, 2001, and Society for Social Studies of Science Ludwik Fleck Prize, 2001, for Epistemic Cultures 
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Luzern, 2005
  • Member, German National Academy of Science, 2004–present
  • President, Society for Social Studies of Science, 1996–1997
  • Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, 1992–1993
  • Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, 1976–1977

Alan L. Kolata

  • NSF Grant from the Water Sustainability and Climate Program 2012–2014
  • Director, University of Chicago Paris Center, 2011–2012
  • Chair, Department of Anthropology, 2002–05, 2012–2013
  • 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, 1994–1998
  • Four major NSF grants, two major grants from NEH

Darryl Li

  • Honorable Mention, Law and Society Association Article Prize, 2017
  • Center for International Social Science Research Book Workshop Award, 2017
  • Irmgard Coninx Prize Fellowship for Transregional Studies, 2015 [declined]
  • SSRC/Mellon Post-doctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research (Inter-Asia Program), 2013
  • Khosla Memorial Fund for Human Dignity Prize, Yale Law School, 2009
  • Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2008
  • Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship, 2006

Joseph Masco

  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring, The University of Chicago, 2017
  • J.I. Staley Prize, School for Advanced Research, 2014 for The Nuclear Borderlands
  • Member, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 2013–2014
  • Maurice Daumas Prize, International Committee for the History of Technology, 2011 for “Bad Weather: On Planetary Crisis”
  • American Council of Learned Societies, 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, 2010–2011
  • 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, 1992–1993
  • Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1972–1973

Ralph W. Nicholas

  • Norman Maclean Faculty Award, University of Chicago Alumni Association, 2007, for outstanding contributions to teaching and student life
  • President, American Institute of India Studies, 2003–2010
  • 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, 2012–2013
  • 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–present
  • 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, 2009–2010
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, 2007
  • Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, 2003–2004
  • NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, 2003–2004

Justin Richland

  • Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, 2016
  • Associate Justice of the Hopi Appellate Court, 2015–present
  • Adjunct Curator of North American Anthropology, Field Museum of Natural History, 2014–present
  • Co-Editor in Chief, PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, 2010–present
  • NSF Law and Sociel Sciences/Cultural Anthropology Award, 2011–present
  • Social and Economic Development Strategies for Native Americans Grant, Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department 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 (with 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, 1967–1968
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1963–1964

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, 1989–1990
  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Prize, 1982; Fellow, 1982–1987
  • John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1979–1980
  • Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard, 1966–1972

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, 1985–1986
  • NSF research grants 1966-70, 1970-77, 1985–1988
  • 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, 201