UGA’s Department of Anthropology graduate student wins international society paper competition

UGA’s department of anthropology graduate student wins international economic anthropology society paper competition

Athens, Ga. – A department of anthropology graduate student has won the Society of Economic Anthropology graduate paper competition, and is invited to speak at the society’s annual meeting April 13.

Dave Himmelfarb was awarded the 2006 Harold K. Schneider Student Prize in Economic Anthropology in the graduate division. Established to both honor the society’s first president and to interest new scholars in the field, the award includes a cash prize; membership in the SEA; a recent SEA volume of monographs and the opportunity for the author to share his research at the society’s 2007 annual meeting in Greensboro, N.C., scheduled April 12-14.

Himmelfarb will present his winning paper, “Moving People, Moving Boundaries: The Socio-economic Effects of Protectionist Conservation, Involuntary Resettlement and Tenure Insecurity on the Edge of Mt. Elgon National Park, Uganda.”

Himmelfarb, a 24-year-old from Ithaca, N.Y., is completing his Ph.D. in Anthropology.