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External Awards and Honors


  • Sam Turley: Outstanding Teaching Assistant
  • Alex Korsunsky: Public Outreach Award
  • James Zimmer-Dauphinee: Research Excellence Award
  • Barbara Navaza: Engaged Anthropology Award
  • Sylvia Cheever: Excellence in Transdisciplinary Research Award


  • Katie McCormak: Outstanding Teaching Assistant
  • Miguel Cuj: Public Outreach Award
  • Alex Korsunksy: Research Excellence Award
  • Allie Reichert: Engaged Anthropology Award
  • Taiye Winful: Excellence in Transdisciplinary Research Award
  • Phyllis Johnson: Teaching Award

Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Funds

Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Funds are awarded to graduate students by invitation-only and are used to extend a PGF/UGF for up to an additional two years. These important awards recognize the continued success of our PGF/UGF recipients and reward new recipients for their excellent scholarly accomplishments.

  • Catherine McCormack
  • Samantha Turley

Tarkington Family Scholarship

The $5,000 Tarkington Family Scholarship provides financial support based on need or merit for deserving students at the Graduate School. Preference in awarding will be for a doctoral candidate or graduate student studying for a degree in archaeology or bioarchaeology.


  • Silvia Cheever
  • Maria Corado


  • Samantha Turley


  • James Zimmer-Dauphinee
  • Rebecca Estrada Aguila

Sidney P. Colowick Graduate Student Scholarship

The Sidney P. Colowick Graduate Student Scholarship was established to provide financial support for a deserving student at the Graduate School. The awardee will bear the title: Sidney P. Colowick Graduate Scholar and be recorded in the Bulletin of the Graduate School and Commencement and Investiture programs.


  • Gabriela Oré Menéndez: NSF-DDIG, Legacies of Colonial Dislocation and Resettlement in Peru. Inaugural Rising Scholar, Seminars for the Society for American Archaeology.
  • Gloria Perez: Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Post-Doctoral Award. Dissertation Fellowship, Centre for Ethnography, University of Toronto.
  • Kathryn Peters: Fulbright IIE for research in Paraguay.
  • Maya Krause: Fulbright IIE for research in Peru.
  • Sylvia Cheever: NSF-GRFP three-year Fellowship.

College of Arts and Science Awards and Honors


  • Taiye Winful: College of Arts and Science Summer Research Award
  • Terren Proctor: College of Arts and Science Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award

Departmental Awards and Honors


  • EU Zavaleta: Engaged Anthropology Award.
  • Gabriela Oré Menéndez: Public Outreach Award.
  • Maya Krause: Teaching Assistant Award.
  • Miguel Cuj: Research Excellence Award.
  • Terren Proctor: Transdisciplinary Award.