Awards, Honors, Research Grants, and Fellowships

Several AAMW students won prestigious awards and fellowships. Sophie Crawford Waters won the coveted Irene Rosenzweig/Lily Auchincloss/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Rome Prize for two years of research at the American Academy in Rome. She was also awarded the John R. Coleman Traveling Fellowship from the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) for her field research, and a teaching fellowship at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany. Steve Renette was awarded the prestigious ASOR Mesopotamian Fellowship 2017 for survey work in the Bazyan Basin in Iraqi Kurdistan. Lara Fabian held a Mellon Foundation- CLIR Dissertation Research Fellowship and a CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship to support research in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, Romania, and Bulgaria. She was also named “Best new numismatic writer” by the Numismatic Literary Guild for her article “Cultural Currencies: The Starosselsky Collection: Imperial Histories and Cultural Currencies.” Lucas Stephens received an Andrew W. Mellon Price Lab Fellowship for Penn Doctoral Students, and a Spatial Archaeometry Research Collaboration at the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies in order to pursue his project mapping the growth of land-route networks across Anatolia. Kate Morgan received the President Gutmann Leadership Award from GAPSA to present dissertation research at the 10th meeting of the International Congresses on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICAANE) in Vienna. James Shackelford was granted a year of graduate funding by the Department of Religious Studies to facilitate his pursuit of a dual AAMW/RELS Ph.D.

Two students were resident in Athens at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in 2015–2016: Sam Holzman (regular member; Gorham Phillips Stevens Fellow in the History of Architecture), and Anna Sitz (associate member; Phi Beta Kappa Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship). Sam currently holds a second-year fellowship at the School.