Awards, Honors, Research Grants, and Fellowships

Several AAMW students held prestigious awards and fellowships in 2017–18. Katherine Burge was the Center for Ancient Studies Graduate Fellow for 2017–18, and also held a Dissertation Research Fellowship from Penn SAS. Sophie Crawford Waters completed the second and final year of the Irene Rosenzweig/Lily Auchincloss/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Rome Prize for research at the American Academy in Rome. Petra Creamer received a grant from Penn’s Price Laboratory for Digital Humanities. In support of her work in Azerbaijan, Lara Fabian was awarded a Greenewalt Extraordinary Funds grant from the Kolb Society, a Rust Family Foundation grant, and the GAPSA Provost’s Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Innovation. Reed Goodman was elected a Junior Fellow of the Louis J. Kolb Society at Penn. Olivia Hayden was an Associate Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) in 2017–18, supported by grants from the Penn Museum (Colburn grant) and the Betancourt Fund for Archaeological Teaching and Research in Aegean Prehistory. Sam Holzman’s dissertation research was partially funded by a Greenewalt Extraordinary Funds grant from the Kolb Society. Steve Renette held the Graduate Fellowship for Teaching Excellence from the Center for Teaching and Learning, for which he organized a series of teaching workshops. He also received a Mesopotamian Fellowship from the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR). Janelle Sadarananda was a Regular Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) in 2017–18, supported by a Penn Museum Colburn grant. Anna Sitz was awarded a Greenewalt Extraordinary Funds grant from the Kolb Society, and a President Amy Gutmann Leadership Award. Lucas Stephens held a Price Laboratory for Digital Humanities grant. Kurtis Tanaka was supported by a Dissertation Research Fellowship from Penn SAS.

With so many graduations, there will be fewer students in residence, but those working on their degrees are well set for 2018–19. Petra Creamer and Katherine Burge (both ABD) have been awarded Dissertation Research Fellowships from Penn SAS. Petra has also won a Fulbright Fellowship for research on archaeological collections in Germany. Janelle Sadarananda secured a coveted second-year fellowship at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Two AAMW students, John Sigmier and Emily French, were elected Junior Fellows of the Kolb Society at Penn.