The Society for Economic Anthropology is pleased to announce the two recipients of this year’s Halperin Memorial Fund award for pre-dissertation research:

Gehad Abaza, University of California, Santa Barbara, “‘An Empty Paradise’: Household Economies, Labor, and Syrian War-time Migration in Abkhazia”


Jose R. Becerra, Purdue University, “Trade-offs Between the Logistics Economy and Community Health: Disproportionate Exposure to Air Pollution Among Marginalized Communities in the Inland Empire”

A heartfelt thank you to the review committee: Rachael Goodman, Thomas Hakansson, Lauren Hayes, and Daniel Souleles. And congratulations and best of luck to both Gehad and Jose!

Read more about Rhoda Halperin Memorial Fund award here.

Laura Tilghman
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Plymouth State University

Chair, Rhoda Halperin Memorial Fund
Society for Economic Anthropology