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Congratulations to our Anthropology SPARC Recipient

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, the SPARC Graduate Research Grant is a merit-based award designed to ignite research and creative excellence across all disciplines at USC. The overall objective of the SPARC Graduate Research Grant is to provide support and to encourage outstanding students to develop proposals to enhance their research experience during their graduate career at the University of South Carolina.

Tiffany Jones – Title: Exploring the Socialization and Authentication Practices of Spoken Word Poetry

Elizabeth Wakefield – Title: Assessing the Accuracy, Validity, and Application of a New Method for Sex Determination Using Compositions, Concentrations, and Isotopic Variations of Iron (Fe) and Copper (Cu) in Human Bone

Samantha Yaussy – Title: The Intersections of Health and Wealth: Socioeconomic Status, Frailty, and Mortality in Industrial England

Congratulations to Leland Ferguson, Emeritus, Univ. of South Carolina, Department of Anthropology

Leland Ferguson received the J. C. Harrington Medal in Historical Archaeology for his lifetime contributions and dedication to historical archaeology at the Society for Historical Archaeology's 50th Annual Conference on Historical & Underwater Archaeology in Fort Worth, Texas, January 6, 2017.

Samantha Yaussy

Samantha (and Dr. Sharon DeWitte) has been awarded a NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant for her "Doctoral Dissertation Research: The Intersections of Health and Wealth: Socioeconomic Status, Frailty, and Mortality."  

Tiffany Jones

Tiffany Jones has been appointed to serve on the AAA (American Anthropological Association) Awards Committee.

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