The Ruth Fulton Benedict Prize will recognize outstanding writing in anthropology. All undergraduates are eligible.


  • 2014: Jazmin Martinez
  • 2013: William Larsen and Mallory Bruno; Honorable Mention: Michelle Clement
  • 2012: Not Awarded
  • 2011: Elizabeth McDowell, "Birth Control, Out of Our Control" (Faculty Sponsor, Susan Greenhalgh)
  • 2010: Ariana Keil, "Genital Anxieties and the Quest for the Perfect Vulva: A Feminist Analysis of Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery" (Faculty Sponsor, Susan Greenhalgh)
  • 2009: Monica Murtaugh, "Constructing the Haitian Zombie: An Anthropological Study Beyond Madness" (Faculty sponsor, Angela Garcia)
  • 2008: Not Awarded
  • 2007: Katie Harrison, "The Image of the Disney Princess and the Impressions of Feminism" (Faculty sponsor, Susan Greenhalgh)
  • 2006: Jeannine Stepanian, "Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Policies in the U.S." (Faculty sponsor, Tom Boellstorff)


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