Awards, Honors, Research Grants, and Fellowships

Several AAMW students won prestigious awards and fellowships, and realized other achievements. Emily French, Petra Creamer, Janelle Sadarananda, and James Shackelford were awarded Dissertation Research Fellowships for 2019–2020. Olivia Hayden was awarded a Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2019–2020. Petra Creamer received a grant from Penn’s Price Laboratory for Digital Humanities, and a Fulbright Fellowship for research in Berlin 2018–19, as well as a Pennfield Dissertation Research Fellowship from Penn SAS for 2018–19. In 2019–2020, she will be the Center for Ancient Studies Graduate Fellow. She received the GAPSA-Provost Summer Fellowship for a joint project with Greg Callaghan (Ancient History) in Athens. During 2018–19, she lectured in Berlin, Groningen, London, and Brussels. John Sigmier was elected a Kolb Junior Fellow in 2018. In the past year, he won a rare opportunity as trainee to the masons cutting architectural stone for the anastylosis (re-erection) of columns and other architectural elements of the Parthenon on the Athenian Acropolis. He will continue that work as an apprentice in 2019–2020. Olivia Hayden received the Betancourt Fellowship for research in Aegean prehistory. She has been elected president of the Penn Museum Graduate Advisory Council for 2019–2020. Janelle Sadarananda was at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens on a coveted second-year student fellowship. Katherine Burge has been awarded a FLAS fellowship for 2019–2020 to study Kurdish, the language spoken in the area of her fieldwork. James Gross was awarded a FLAS for 2019–2020 to study Turkish. James Shackelford’s dissertation research was supported by a Salvatori Grant from the Center for Italian Studies as well as a HUD grant.