Congratulations Alumnus Nicholas Healey: 2015 SUNTA Undergraduate Paper winner

Alumnus Nicholas Healey, 2014-2015 Anthropology honours student paper was nominated and has won this year's SUNTA award. Well done Nic.

The Society for Urban, National and Transnational/Global Anthropology  undergraduate paper prize competition sought nominations - by faculty - of student papers that address SUNTA's interests, including transnational social processes, impacts of globalization, refugees and immigrants, urban life, space and place, and poverty and homelessness. The prize includes a cash award of $150. The winner will be announced at the 2015 AAA meetings in Denver, CO.

Dr. Erin McGuire and Dr. Daromir Rudnyckyj accepted the prize from SUNTA's President Petra Kuppinger (centre) on behalf of Nic Healey.

SUNTA 2015 prize

SUNATA's prize committe commended the paper: "Healey’s paper sets as it goal to answer the following question: how have representations of Celts in recent popular British archaeological literature inhibited or enabled competing nationalist projects? Through an analysis of the relationship between archeology(‘s knowledge production) and nationalism(s), Healey insightfully examines contemporary, popular British archaeology texts that make explicit and implicit claims about the relationship between national identity and Europe’s Celtic past. Theoretically sophisticated, the paper brings together different branches of anthropology along with historical and sociological approaches to the study of timely political and identity phenomena. Healey highlights the complex political implications of his research, which leads him to argue for anthropology’s critical and responsible engagement in these debates.”