David I. Kertzer Prize

The Anthropology Department awards one prize for an outstanding research project in Anthropology. The Kertzer Prize is awarded to a senior major for overall excellence in an Honors thesis or Independent Study project. Established in 2009, the prize is named for David I. Kertzer who taught at Bowdoin from 1973 to 1992. Professor Kertzer was the first anthropologist in the joint Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Honor theses are automatically considered for the Kertzer Prize. Students who have written excellent Independent Study papers may submit their project for consideration by the Department. Please submit an electronic copy on the second Friday before Reading Period to the Department Coordinator, Lori Brackett (lbracket@bowdooin.edu).