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UCL Anthropology Postdoctorate Wins Australian Anthropology Article Prize

19 November 2014

AAS prize

UCL Postdoctorate Dr Rebekah Plueckhahn has won the 2014 Article Prize given by the Australian Anthropology Society (AAS).

Each year, nominations are called for the prize, awarded for the best scholarly article published in an Australian journal. The call is sent out to the editors of the five eligible journals, who are responsible for nominating candidates. The criteria by which the articles are assessed are theoretical sophistication, ethnographic depth, lucid writing and originality.

Rebekah’s article entitled ‘Fortune, Emotion and Poetics: The Intersubjective Experience of Mongolian Musical Sociality’ was published in The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology. It explores the social and esoteric imperatives of social singing during the life-cycle event of an Altai Urianghai wedding in western Mongolia. A link to the article can be found at: www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14442213.2014.887140#preview

Rebekah has joined UCL Anthropology as a team member of the ERC project Emerging Subjects of the New Economy: Tracing Economic Growth in Mongolia.