Graduate student Gretchen Pfeil wins the Richard Saller dissertation prize, the highest honor given by the Division of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation, "Sarax and Sutura: Alms and the Value of Discretion in Dakar, Senegal," is based on ethnographic and linguistic fieldwork conducted in Dakar, Senegal, where she examined the crisscrossing circulations of signs, values, knowledge, and goods that create the city and construct gendered persons in it. Committee members include Michael Silverstein (chair), Stephan Palmié, François Richard, and Jessica Cattelino (UCLA).