Peter Kong-ming New Award Winners

PK New AwardFor Immediate Release
February 4, 2021

Society Announces the 2021 Peter Kong-ming New Award Winners

The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the results of the Competition for the 2021 Peter K. New Student Research Competition.

The first prize was won by Halle Young, Barnard College, Columbia University.  The title of her paper is Painful Worlds: Coming of Age with Chronic Pelvic Pain.”  Young will receive a cash prize of $3,000 and a crystal trophy.  She will present her research (virtually) at a special session at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Society on Tuesday, March 23.

The judges selected a paper by Emily Wilson for second prize.  Ms. Wilson is a student at the University of Chicago.  The title of her paper is “Welcome to the Dementia Café.”

Third prize was awarded to Alisha Nguyen, Boston College, for her paper Food Never Forgets: Digital Footprints of Vietnamese Facebook Group and Collective Memories.”

The Peter K. New Student Research Competition is sponsored by the Society for Applied Anthropology.  The Competition is held each year and honors the memory of a prominent medical sociologist/anthropologist who served as President of SfAA.

Additional information on the Competition and Award, including a list of previous winners, may be found on the SfAA web site (

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