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GC Anthropology Books Honored

Two members of the GC’s anthropology faculty, Gerald Creed (Prof., Hunter/GC), executive officer of the program, and Katherine Verdery (Julian J. Studley Faculty Scholar and Dist. Prof., GC) have been honored with awards for their books.

Creed is co-winner of the 2012 William E. Douglass Prize in Europeanist Anthropology for his Masquerade and Postsocialism: Ritual and Cultural Dispossession in Bulgaria. This prize honors the best book published annually (in this case, 2011) in Europeanist anthropology, as determined by a panel comprising Society for the Anthropology of Europe (SAE) senior members, chaired by the Society’s president-elect. Creed will be presented with the award at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association to be held in San Francisco.

Verdery’s Peasants Under Siege, coauthored with UCLA sociologist Gail Kligman, won Honorable Mention for two prizes of the American Sociological Association in August: the Barrington Moore Book Award in Comparative and Historical Sociology, and the Political Sociology section book award.

Submitted on: AUG 7, 2012

Category: Anthropology, Faculty Awards