Each year we recognize the best undergraduate honors thesis and best anthropology essay with financial awards. A faculty committee selects the papers for each award. We give out three awards for best anthropology essay — one each for archaeology, biocultural anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology.
Curtis Wienker Anthropology Awards for Undergraduate Students
Best Anthropology Honors Theses 2009-2010
Winner: Adele M. Clouse
Thesis Title: "Interpretation of hominoid locomotor behavior through estimations of Humeral torsion"
Advisor: Dr. Patricia Kramer
Winner: Kelsey Petrie
Thesis Title: "Development of an Ethnomedical Model of Medical Belief Among the Mapuche of Chile"
Advisor: Dr. Bettina Shell-Duncan
Best Anthropology Essay Awards 2009-2010
Winner: Yordanos Fesehaye
Essay: “Kibre ab Sidet (Honor in Exile): Following Eritrean Youth in the U.S. Diaspora: Acculturation, Identity and Adaptation”
Professor: Dr. Rachel Chapman
Winner: Kimberly Kuo
Essay: “Masking Realities: Tourism Advertisements in the
Promotion of Hawai'i"
Professor: Dr. Miriam Kahn
Winner: Heidi Febinger
Essay: "Fluctuating Cortisol Levels in Women in Relation to Naps"
Professor: Dr. Kathleen O'Connor