Departmental Award Ceremony for 2017-18 School Year

April 25, 2018
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Today was the Department of Comparative Studies' end of the year award ceremony! We gathered together to honor the outstanding achievements of all of our Comparative Studies staff, faculty, lecturers, graduate students, and undergraduate students. It has been a wonderful school year and we thank everyone who has been a part of it! We also enjoyed delicious food from Asempe Kitchen and Pistacia Vera.

A list of the awards given out today:

  • Margaret Lynd Award for Excellence in Teaching by a GTA- Eleanor Paynter
  • Margaret Lynd Award for Excellence in Teaching by Associated Faculty- Jason Payne
  • Margaret Lynd Award for Excellence in Teaching by Faculty—Melissa Curley
  • Marilyn R Waldman Award for Best Essay by an Undergraduate- Nick Sunderland “Vehicles of Disease: The Political Economy of HIV in Southern Africa”
  • Runner up for Marilyn R Waldman Award for Best Essay by an Undergraduate- Amy Gutmann Fuentes, “Globalization and Food in Latin America”
  • Richard Bjornson Award for best essay by a Graduate Student- Zeynep Aygdogdu, “The Multiple Voices of Selma Ekrem and the Politics of Representation in Unveiled”
  • The Graduate Student Service Award- Leighla Khansari

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  • PhD student Leighla Khansari, PhD student Zeynep Aydogdu, Dr. Melissa Curley, Undergraduate Nick Sunderland, and Professor Jason Payne 

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Dr. Barry Shank giving his speech

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