Lily Shapiro Receives Joseph and Yetta Blau Award for Medical Anthropology Research in India

ShapiroLily Shapiro, a PhD candidate in anthropology, has received the Spring 2018 Joseph and Yetta Blau Award for Excellence in Research from the Simpson Center for the Humanities. In selecting Shapiro for the $2,000 award, the Simpson Center Executive Board recognizes the ambition of her dissertation, “(Re)Constructing the Body: Factory Accidents and Reconstructive Surgery in South India.” 

Shapiro’s dissertation, under the direction of Sareeta Amrute (Anthropology), draws on medical anthropology, occupational health, labor, trauma, and the globalization of medical expertise and technologies. She is also pursuing a masters in public health.

The Blau award was established in 2008 by Herbert Blau in honor of his parents to support graduate student scholarship. Herbert Blau was Lockwood Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English at the UW and an influential scholar and champion of experimental theater who was credited with bringing the work of playwright Samuel Beckett, among others, to American audiences.

Congratulations, Lily!

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