Monday, November 19, 2012
November has been my month
The other highlight came a few days later when I received news that a proposal I had prepared along with a colleague seeking funding for a conference I am hosting at Calvin College in Internationalizing Christian Higher Education had been funded. You can see the conference announcement here: http://www.calvin.edu/scs/2013/conferences/iapche/call.html
At the American Anthropological Association meetings this past week (November 14-19) I was grateful to receive an award for "Outstanding Leadership and Scholarship in Africans Studies and Anthropology" (see trophy on the left) and then an honorable mention for my book "Reversed Gaze" from the Elliott Skinner Book Award for 2012, meaning my book was second to the winner (see certificate on right above and the cover of book below it). You can also read excerpts from the book here http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/27bgn6cx9780252035791.html
This has been a good month indeed. I am a very grateful person!