Eight faculty have received Kellett Mid-Career Awards for their research.
Kellett Awards are given by the Graduate School and funded by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. They are given to faculty who are five to 20 years past their first promotion to a tenured position. Honorees receive a $60,000 flexible research fund.
Among the winners this year are:
Kirin Narayan, anthropology. Narayan is known for her research on narrative, award-winning ethnographic writing, and her exploration of cultural insights through fiction and memoir. She has done fieldwork in northern India and in the South Asian American diasporic community. Narayan teaches courses on South Asia, narrative, folklore, life history, diaspora, and ethnographic writing.
Aili Tripp, political science and gender and women’s studies. Tripp has received numerous awards, including the Victoria Schuck Award from the American Political Science Association for the best book on women and politics. She is co-editor of the journal Politics and Gender and of the UW Press book series “Women in Africa and the Diaspora.” Tripp also is director of the Women’s Studies Research Center.