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SEA Halperin Memorial Fund 2021 Awardees

The Society for Economic Anthropology is pleased to announce the two recipients of this year’s Halperin Memorial Fund award for pre-dissertation research:

Gehad Abaza, University of California, Santa Barbara, “‘An Empty Paradise’: Household Economies, Labor, and Syrian War-time Migration in Abkhazia”


Jose R. Becerra, Purdue University, “Trade-offs Between the Logistics Economy and Community Health: Disproportionate Exposure to Air Pollution Among Marginalized Communities in the Inland Empire”

A heartfelt thank you to the review committee: Rachael Goodman, Thomas Hakansson, Lauren Hayes, and Daniel Souleles. And congratulations and best of luck to both Gehad and Jose!

Read more about Rhoda Halperin Memorial Fund award here.

Laura Tilghman
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Plymouth State University

Chair, Rhoda Halperin Memorial Fund
Society for Economic Anthropology

Grants for grads, applications now open!

Hey graduate students, would you like a few thousand dollars to help fund your predissertation or dissertation field research? Well, good news! Each year the Society for Economic Anthropology sponsors two grant competitions to help fund graduate student research. The deadline for both awards is 15 Jan 2021.

Applicants seeking predissertation research funding should apply for the Halperin Award, named in memory of SEA past president Rhoda Halperin.

Applicants seeking dissertation research funds should apply for the M. Estellie Smith Award, named in memory of SEA past president M. Estellie Smith.

More about the Halperin Predissertation Award:

  • $1500 + $500 conference travel funds & 1 year free SEA membership.
  • http://www.econanthro.org/awards/halperin-memorial-fund/
  • Address questions to Dr. Laura Tilghman: lmtilghman@plymouth.edu

More about the M. Estellie Smith Dissertation Award:

  1. $2000 + $500 conference travel funds & 1 year free SEA membership.
  2. http://www.econanthro.org/awards/m-estellie-smith-memorial-fund/
  3. Address questions to Dr. Bram Tucker: bramtuck@uga.edu
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